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Ward H1 Medical High Dependency Unit - SRFTP 11

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward H1 Medical High Dependency Unit - SRFTP 11
Your Placement Contact Ruth Mangaoang and Giphtie Mainoo - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Level 2, Hope Building, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 5792/5793
Your University Contact: Sue Walker and Melanie Stephens - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Induction to area & staff
  • Familiarisation to model of nursing & monitoring equipment
  • Introduction to caring for critically ill patients

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors allocated prior to commencement, open to negotiation

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7.00am - 13.30pm


13.00pm - 19.30pm


19.00pm - 07.30am

Shift Notes:

Long Day: 07.00am - 19.30pm

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Patients with severe single organ failure e.g.; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary oedema, type 1 & 2 respiratory failure, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, Gastro-intestinal bleeds, diabetic ketoacidosis, drug overdoses, and intensive care step down patients. Acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, post-renal biopsy.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Adaptation of Roper, Logan & Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Monitoring
  • Assessment of the critically ill patient
  • Multi-disciplinary working with critical patients.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Non-invasive ventilation including BIPAP/CPAP/Hi-flow O2 therapy
  • Care of invasive lines (arterial/central venous lines)
  • Care of patients with tracheostomy
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Care of peritoneal dialysis
  • Haemodialysis care.

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Referenced material on the unit
  • Ward Staff
  • Patients with various medical conditions
  • Medical Team from different specialities
  • Allied health professionals.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Continuously working towards trust objectivies and targets. Looking into developing an outreach service.

Spoke Placements

Spoke placements include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • ICU
  • Endoscopy Unit
  • Cardiorespiratory Team
  • Respiratory Nurses
  • Heart Care Unit
  • Ward H2 - respiratory ward.
  • Ward H3 Renal Ward

Additional Information

Practice Eduction Facilitator - Elaine Carter - Pre-reg Practice Education Facilitator, Learning and Development, Mayo Building, SRFT