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Emergency Department SRFTP 1

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Placement Title Emergency Department - SRFTP 1
Your Placement Contact Helen Parry-Jones, Faye Keppie, Ryan Longthorn, Anna Thorpe-Willett, Yangfang He - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 1340
Your University Contact: Jill Windle, Lecturer/Practitioner - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students can expect to be welcomed to the department, be shown around and introduced to staff.

They will be introduced to their mentor or other named supervisor if their mentor is not available at the time, and receive a copy of the student orientation booklet.

Students' individual learning needs will be identified and learning opportunities planned.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student will be allocated at least one mentor to support, guide and assess them in practice.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Day shift: 07.30 – 20.00
Night shift: 19.30 – 08.00
Students are required to complete the equivalent of 37.5 hours per week excluding meal breaks, so should discuss with their mentor how this is to be arranged (eg a half-day every 4 weeks to top up the hours).

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Dressings 
  • Eye irrigation 
  • Baseline observations 
  • Oxygen therapy 
  • IV therapy 
  • Urine testing 
  • Universal precautions (infection control)

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Cardiac monitoring 
  • Airway management 
  • Basic life support 
  • Cardiac pain management 
  • Care of patients following acute injury or onset of illness, such as head injuries, allergic reactions, or respiratory problems 
  • Observation of wound suturing

What resources are available to help students learning?

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

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Additional Information

The Emergency Department at Hope Hospital deals with approximately 65,000 patients per year. As a group they cover the full spectrum of emergency conditions and range in age from 0 - 100. The department has a particularly heavy load of critically ill medical emergencies as there is a high incidence of medical problems in the local community, especially ischemic heart disease as well as respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. We are now a Major Trauma Centre.

The unit aims to:

  • Utilise the resources available to ensure that patients are provided with the best quality care
  • To strive to improve our knowledge and skills so that patient care continues to improve.

Students are normally allocated to Accident and Emergency in their second year of training, for their Acute/Critical Illness placement. The department consists of a major illness/injury area, minor injury/illness area, and a resuscitation room. Students will rotate through each of the three areas during placement.

Students should wear their regular uniforms whilst on placement. Department staff members wear "scrubs" in the following colours:

1. Clinical Nurse Manager, Band 7 and 6 grades - Navy Blue uniform

2. Advanced Nurse Practitioners - Maroon

3. Band 5 staff nurses - Pale Blue uniform

4. Nursing Auxiliaries/Support workers - Pale Grey uniform

5. Medical staff - Green uniform

6. Consultants - Dark Grey During placement, students will be working alongside staff from numerous disciplines, including:

  • Age Concern staff 
  • Occupational Therapist for older people
  • Physiotherapists
  • District Nurse Liaison
  • Social Workers
  • Plaster Room staff
  • ECG technicians
  • Paediatric liaison
  • Ambulance service personnel (within the Emergency department only)
  • Police

Practice Eduction Facilitator - Elaine Carter- Pre-reg Practice Education Facilitator, Learning and Development, Mayo Building, SRFT Tel: 0161 206 8223/206 3201