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Ward G2 - PAOP 31

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Placement Title Ward G2 - PAOP 31
Your Placement Contact Sister Sherryl Thomas - Ward Manager, Sister Chris Haslam - PEL,Sister Deborah Dudley - Associate PEL - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 627 8137/8
Your University Contact: Jennifer Kluner - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students are given a Welcome Book and a tour of the ward

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated two weeks prior to students commencing on the ward, however due to unforeseen circumstances a mentor may not be allocated until the day the student starts on placement

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




1.15pm - 9.30pm


9pm - 7.30am

Shift Notes:

Students negotiate their own off duty with their mentor at the start of the week

Once the off duty is set it should be followed otherwise the mentor will report the student as being absent

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Patients have gastric problems but many also have complex medical problems

Documentation, admission and discharge planning are a large part of the skills required

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Passing Nasogastric Tubes



Urinary catheterisaion

Injection technique

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Liver Specialist Nurse putting in ascites drains

What resources are available to help students learning?

On site library

Access to intranet and internet

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

Negotiated with mentor

Additional Information

Students should revise the A&P of the digestive system and basic liver function

The effects of alcohol on the body

Social attitudes to alcohol intake