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Accident & Emergency - PAOP 1

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Placement Title Accident & Emergency - PAOP 1
Your Placement Contact Vanessa Cooke, Mary Chadwick Julie Winterbottom - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role Sister
Placement Address Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 627 8924
Your University Contact: Catherine Croughan - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Induction on first day on placement.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated prior to students commencing on placement. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.25 - 15.25 and 9.30 - 17.30


13.35 - 21.35 and 17:30 - 1:30am


17:30 - 1:30am 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Chest pain; problems requiring surgical intervention; paediatrics; abdominal pain; gynaecology; psychiatric; orthopaedic.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • How to record clinical observations e.g. blood pressure readings.
  • How to use the Early Warning Score system
  • How to do drug calculations
  • How to communication with traumatised patients and relatives

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Neurological observations
  • Team work
  • You will observe how an emergency situation is managed

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Books, journals
  • Intranet and Internet
  • Talking to experienced staff

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Tranexamic Acid in trauma patients

Spoke Placements

Medical Assessment Unit Intensive Care Unit

Additional Information

Philosophy of Care

The philosophy of this department is based on the belief that all patients are individual members of society.

The department believes the major responsibility of the nurse is to assess and implement patient care in order of priority, taking into consideration each person's physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

The nurse is also responsible for meeting the individual needs of relatives and significant others, of all ages from a multi-racial and multi-cultural society.

In addition to this the nurse is an educator and promoter of health.

UPDATED 15.09.10