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Ward F1 - PAOP 20

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward F1
Your Placement Contact Sophie Mansfield-Holbrook, Andrea Creane - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role PEL
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 627 8857 - Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Your University Contact: Elizabeth Charnock - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Welcome pack
  • General orientation to ward

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students meet with mentors as soon as possible

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07:30am - 15:30pm - One 30 minute break


12:30pm - 20:30pm - One 30 minute break


20:00pm - 08:00am - Two 45 minute breaks

Shift Notes:

Long day: 07.30am - 20.30pm - Two 30 minute breaks

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Pre-and post operative care of the gynaecological patients.
  • Intra-operative care of gynaecological patient
  • Investigations of gynaecological problems
  • Early pregnancy unit
  • Oncological gynaecology
  • Gynaecological out-patients

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan, Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Clinical observations:

  • Temperature
  • Pulse
  • Respiration
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Wound Care
  • Pre-and post-operative care
  • Blood Transfusions and fluid balance
  • Pain Management
  • Care Planning
  • Record Keeping and Documentation

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Investigations and observations and treatments specific to gynaecology
  • Colposcopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Ultrasound scanning

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Journals
  • Learning packages
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Ward based Teaching

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Clinical trials
  • Project work

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