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Children's Community Nursing Team - SPCTP 1

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Placement Title Children's Community Nursing Team - SPCTP 1
Your Placement Contact Rebecca Bennett, Sarah Charlson - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Sandringham House, Windsor St, Salford, M5 4DG
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 01612062375 01612062370
Your University Contact: Alison Cavanagh - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please download the Student Welcome Pack and the Children's Community Nursing Team Placement Charter prior to commencing placement

The off duty will be organised so that you work with your mentors, directly or indirectly, for at least 40% of your placement, but also have the opportunity to work with other members of the team experiencing different ways of delivering care. Each member of staff will be able to broaden your nursing skills and knowledge.
You will be allocated a mentor and given at least your first 2 weeks shifts prior to commencing the placement. Please ring/ email us to gain this information.
We aim to complete all paperwork on time and give you as much support as possible.
Spoke placements can also be arranged in accordance with your identified learning outcomes and exposures.
In an attempt to meet your learning outcomes and to ensure that your experience is varied and interesting, you may require working a variety of shift patterns including weekends.
For your first shift on placement, you will be allocated to work with your mentor in order to complete your initial introduction and paperwork.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student will have a mentor and associate mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

8-4pm30 minutes lunch break
8-6pm30 minutes lunch break
10-6pm30 minutes lunch break
12-8pm30 minutes lunch break
8-8pm  30 minutes lunch break
9-9pm15 minutes lunch break and 30 minutes tea break
1-9pm30 minutes tea break

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

We are an integrated team of nurses and support workers with a range of different skills in community care. These include:
Long term and chronic and complex needs
Palliative care
Special school nursing
Acute Care – Which includes some nurses spending part of their time on the PANDA observation and assessment unit based at Salford Royal
Wound care and community Clinics
Transition to adult services
Vulnerable Young Persons Team
Asthma Nurse
Epilepsy Nurse

We care for children age 0-18 in the Community. 0-16 on the PANDA unit at SRFT

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Adaptation of Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Taking observations Inc. temp, pulse, BP and respirations
ANTT and Wound Care
Assessing children in their own homes, PANDA and Clinic
Medicines Management

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Assessment of children over the phone using pre-defined assessment documentation
Plastering (In plaster clinic and on PANDA)

What resources are available to help students learning?

Student Folder
Link Nurse Folders

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

A number of Acute and Chronic conditions

Spoke Placements

*Springwood Special School   0161 206 1776
*Chatsworth and Oakwood Special School   0161 921 2234
*Asthma Nurse (Margaret Cuffwright)    0161 206 2366
*Breastfeeding Lead (Pauline Mulhall)   0161 206 2331
*Epilepsy Nurse (Deborah Willington)  0161 206 6040
*PANDA  0161 206 0600
*Plaster Room  0161 206 2331
*Learning Disabilities Team  0161 206 2281
*Children’s Dermatology
*Tissue Viability

Additional Information

If you have been allocated this placement, you have children and live in the catchment area of the team, this may not be an appropriate placement for you.  Please call the team as soon as you are allocated this placement area to discuss.

Andrea Mansfield
0161 206 3201/8223  Mob: 07818077092