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Ward L1, Central Programmed Investigation Unit - SRFTP 15

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Placement Title Ward L1, Central Programmed Investigation Unit - SRFTP 15
Your Placement Contact Stuart Forshaw-Hulme, Clare Bainbridge - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 4884/4890
Your University Contact: Maureen McMahon - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please download the Student Welcome Pack prior to commencing placement.

Students given MIU placement booklet, introduced to staff and ward. Shown where available resources are. Placed in Mentor team, then can begin working with Mentors in each area of the ward getting to know each area before moving on to the next. Given off duty.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Have team mentoring - mentors working in two teams Students placed in team 1 or 2

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Shifts long days 0700 -1930hrs

Night shift 1900hrs - 0730hrs

7 day ward which is nurse led.

Students encouraged to complete night shifts.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

We have 9 inpatient beds for patients who require overnight stays (i.e. for post procedure recovery, LTOT assessments, prep for procedures etc) 4 day cases beds for day case investigation (mainly GI) 11 chairs for people who have infusions such as immunoglobulin's, blood, iron and people who require blood tests etc

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Adaptation of Orem's Model of Care

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Clinical observations
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Post procedure recovery care

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Safe handling and disposing of cytotoxics.
  • Care of the sedated patients.
  • Administration of blood products.
  • Aseptic non-touch technique
  • Intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
  • Making up infusions
  • Drug calculations
  • Admission of patients for various investigation.

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Access to intranet
  • Protocols file for MIU procedures/tests etc
  • Student notice board - details on study sessions etc

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Patient group directions

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Additional Information

Welcome pack contains information on infusions treatments proceedures etc.

18 in patients beds of which 6 are cardiology.

7 day case chairs. Approx 20 - 30 patients per day.

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