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Ward B6 Orthopaedic Surgery - SRFTP 31

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Placement Title Ward B6 Orthopaedic Surgery - SRFTP 31
Your Placement Contact Stacey Harden, Victoria Rose-Pitfield - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

You are welcome to visit the ward prior to placement. Please request a student orientation booklet when you visit, and identify your mentor.

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 20 64574 / 68736 / 60864 / 61032 / 60849 - The best method of contacting this placement is via email because the phone system cannot take messages.
Your University Contact: Alison Cavanagh - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please email the ward for shifts or to arrange a visit prior to commencing placement.

  • Orientation to the ward
  • Introduction to ward staff and Mentor
  • Planning of learning opportunities
  • Receipt of student orientation booklet

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a mentor prior to arrival.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

12 Hr shifts are in operation

Days - 07.00 - 19.30

Nights - 19.00 - 07.30

Plus 1 half day per month 07.00 - 13.30 to make up the hours to 150.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Acute trauma patients with fractures and infections such as osteomyelitis: students are welcome to spend time with the Trauma Team.
  • Patients having elective (planned) surgery such as joint replacements
  • Patients with metastases
  • Patients with osteo- or rheumatoid-arthritis
  • Patients with osteoporosis
  • Diabetic patients with orthopaedic-related complications
  • Elderly patients needing rehabilitation

What nursing model is used for planning care?

An adaptation of Roper, Logan & Tierney's "Activities of Daily Living" model

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Wound Care: students are welcome to spend time with the Wound Surveillance Nurse
  • IV therapy
  • Pain management including PCA and epidurals
  • Incontinence management
  • Catheter care
  • Pressure ulcer management
  • Clinical observations including neuromuscular assessment
  • Discharge planning

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Plaster casting
  • Ilizarov management: A group meets in the Physio Gym on Tuesdays at 10am.
  • Rehabilitation of orthopaedic patients within a multidisciplinary setting

What resources are available to help students learning?

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Development of interdisciplinary care pathways
  • Tissue viability protocols and guidelines
  • Putting Essence of Care into practice
  • Pain management developments

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Additional Information

In Bay 3 there are shelves holding educational information, and there are information pocket cards in the ward office.

Prior to starting placement, students may wish to obtain information related to: the skeleton, hemiarthroplasty; knee replacements; hip replacements; dynamic hip screw; fractured neck of femur.

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