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Ward F9 - PAOP 16

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward F9 - PAOP 16
Your Placement Contact Collette Wood, Jodie Hardicre, Jennifer Schofield - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Ward Manager, PEL & Associate PEL

Placement Address Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 627 8437
Your University Contact: Chris Fisher - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Welcome pack
Brief tour of the ward
Introduction to mentors

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

To work with their student two long days out of three or four short shifts out of five short shifts.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30am - 15.30pm


12.30pm - 20.30pm


20.00pm - 08.00am

Shift Notes:

Long Days:- 7.30am - 20.30pm

Students who work three long days per week will only have worked 36 hours not the required 371/2 hours. Student must negotiate with their mentor to make up the remaining 11/2 hours otherwise the student will not have completed enough hours at the end of the placement which will prevent them being signed off

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Acute Medical – sepsis/pneumonia/falls? Cause/delirium/cancer/alcohol excess and associated conditions/spinal cord compression/Diabetes and related conditions.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Must be appropriate to the level of training of the student and to meet the required NMC outcomes.
Medication Management
Changing medical dressings
Positioning and maintenance of female urinary catheters. Male catheterisation is a post qualified skill.
Care of Central Lines
Risk Assessments e.g. MUST and referral route.
Admission and Discharge documentation and planning
Communication skills both verbal and non-verbal with patients, carers, relatives and professionals
Prime and connect I.V. fluids after an appropriately trained person has flushed the cannula (student nurses to work only with 0.9%Sodium Chloride,5%Glucose or Hartman’s Solution)
Recording Physiological observations e.g. recording Blood pressure which patient is receiving a blood transfusion.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Insertion and maintenance of Naso Gastric Tubes.
Naso Gastric Feeding
Feeding via a PEG
Management of a PEG
Management of a Tracheostomy.
Management of Nephrostomy

What resources are available to help students learning?

Internet and Intranet access and also Wifi
On site library
Free hospital transport to allow students to attend spokes on other sites.
Interprofessional Teaching sessions
Path Lab Tours

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Multi audits
Ward Accreditation – F9 award Gold in August 2016.

Spoke Placements

These are suggestions as all spokes are to be negotiated with you mentor.
Occupational Therapy
Speech & Language
Discharge Coordinators
Transfer of Care
Cat Scan Department
Safeguarding Team
RAID team (rapid responds team)
Please be aware some teams may not be able to accommodate you, especially if multiple students are trying to access. Recommend you choose a few options so as not to be disappointed.

Additional Information

The ward is a very active area with the majority of patients being highly dependent. Please ask for help if you are feeling lost and unsure. Our aim is to ensure your placement is enjoyable and meets you learning needs. You will develop skills and knowledge through patient care, documentation, assessment and being involve in multi-disciplinary meetings.
Off duty is prepared and available if you phone two weeks before your start date however off duty can be negotiated within reason therefore you may do an early on your first day then negotiate your off duty with your mentor.