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Clinical Assessment Unit - PARP 34

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Placement Title Clinical Assessment Unit - PARP 34
Your Placement Contact Gabrielle Murphy - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall St, Rochdale, Ol12 0NB
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Your University Contact: Annabella Gloster - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please download the Student Welcome Pack prior to commencing placement.

Prior to commencement of placement your off duty will be confirmed and your mentor allocated. It is recommended that when you ring for your off duty you request a visit, to meet your mentor and be orientated to the unit prior to your placement. This may help you overcome any nervousness you have. A student pack will be given which you can take away and read, which explains the placement philosophy and spokes this placement can offer.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

All students will be allocated a mentor prior to commencement of placement and they will be ready to welcome you on your first day.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.30


12.30 - 20.30


20.00 - 08.00

Shift Notes:

Long Days : 07.30 - 20.30

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

CAU will enable you to participate in all aspects of personal care, we care for patients with varied health needs and co-morbidities. Included are patients who are different ages, different past medical history people with mental health problems eg.confusion and patients who are at the end of life. The care provided is quality driven; showing compassionate nature ensuring patient respect and dignity is priority .

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney model.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Recording Observations (Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Oxygen Saturations, Temperature)
Personal Hygiene
Moving and Handling
Feeding a Patient
Toileting a Patient
Completing request cards
Monitoring input/output
Food Diary Completion

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Observe ECHO, CT scans, Doppler scans, Ultrasound scans, Ascetic drains, Lumber puncture Catheterisation

What resources are available to help students learning?

Student PAck

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

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Additional Information