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Ward L5 Ageing and Complex Medicine - SRFTP 46

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward L5 Ageing and Complex Medicine - SRFTP 46
Your Placement Contact James Barham - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 1905/1978
Your University Contact: Karen Staniland - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation to the unit, identifying learning needs. Students will receive a placement handbook prior to commencing placement. Please email the ward PEL for this information.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated qualified mentors and associate mentors; they will work with them in accordance to NMC guidelines.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Days:- 07.00 - 19.30 Nights:- 19.00 - 07.30

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Caring for patients who live with/suffer from:-

  • Dementia and delerium
  • Parkinsons Disease
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Pressure Sores
  • Wound Care
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Palliative care

What nursing model is used for planning care?

An adapated version of Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Wound Care and dressings
  • Blood sugar control
  • Clinical observations and precautions
  • Admission and discharging of patients
  • Care Planning and Documentation
  • Medication Administration and Drug Calculations
  • Team Working Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Assessing patients

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Physiotherapy input
  • Occupational therapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy
  • Catheterisation both male and female

What resources are available to help students learning?

Observations of and participation in patient care and nursing interventions; support and guidance from staff and MDT members.

All students are encouraged to attend in house training sessions.

All Teaching sessions are published on synapse (trust internet) home page, and on the notice boards around the hospital.

There is a resource room on the ward were all student information is kept.

There is also a student notice board.

Students have access to both the internet and intranet.

Interesting books and articles which staff have put together are kept in the wards resource room.

Students are able to visit the Trust Academic Library where there are expansive resources available.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

The ward is currently involved with on-going projects which change on a regular basis. Please discuss with your mentor and/or the ward PEL for more details.

Spoke Placements

To focus and maximise student learning they are encouraged and supported to attend spoke placements which will suit their learning needs.


Spending time with all members of the multi disciplinary team i.e.

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • District Nurse Liaison Team
  • Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse
  • Dietician
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Social Worker

Mentors and associate mentors are open to suggestions from students to spoke placements of interest to them which will help in maximizing their learning whilst on L5.

Additional Information

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

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