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Ward H5 Spinal Unit - SRFTP 22

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward H5 Spinal Unit - SRFTP 22
Your Placement Contact Kayleigh Hills, Ann Bickers - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 4096
Your University Contact: Nigel Cox - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students are given an welcome pack regarding the Unit once they have commenced.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a Mentor on commencement of Placement along with an Associate Mentor.

We aim to have team mentorship groups so that students get wider experience with other team members.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Standard day:- 07.00 - 19.30 Night:- 19.00 - 07.30 Early:- 07.00 - 13.30 Late:- 13.00 - 19.30

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Elective surgery, trauma, regional unit transfers from out of area.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Clinical observations, EWS, documentations, fluid balance, nutritional requirements, pre & post op care, how to access MDT, pain management, communication, wound management, bowel and bladder care, personal hygiene and dressing, risk assessments - nutritional scanning, manual handling, specialised spinal care.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Specific pre & post spinal care, moving of spinally injured, assessment of neurological conditions of PKT power/sensations.

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Detailed spinal packs
  • Access to internet
  • Information board
  • Link files in office
  • Speaking to patients and senior staff with experienced spinal knowledge

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Wound infection, audits, medical device training.

Spoke Placements

Theatre, HDU, Pre & Post op clinics, pain team, palliative care team, physiotherapy, occupational therapy.

Additional Information

Practice Education Facilitator - Mike Hollinshead - Pre-Registration Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT