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Ward B3 - Hyper Acute Stroke Unit - SRFTP 85

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Placement Title Ward B3 - Hyper Acute Stroke Unit - SRFTP 85
Your Placement Contact Rebecca Hayward, Rebecca Jones - Send Email
Placement Address Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Road, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 1903
Your University Contact: Gillian Crossthwaite - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

On commencement of placement on the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, students are orientated to the ward by the staff on duty.

A Student Pack will be given to give them an induction to the ward.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

A Mentor and Associate Mentor will be allocated to the student in advance of them commencing placement.

Team mentorship approach - group work with all levels of MDT supported by mentor.

Arrangements will be made for the student to work the majority of their shifts with either their mentor or associate mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

SSD - 07.00 - 19.30

SSN - 19.00 - 07.30

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Basic nursing care is routine for the ward ie: washing, dressing, continence care, nutrition and hydration

Students can attend courtesy calls in A&E and observe patients who are receiving Thromblysis

There are also opportunities for students to observe and practice enteral feeding, catheterisation and catheter care and pressure area care

Acute illness management

What nursing model is used for planning care?

The Roper, Logan and Tierney Activities of Daily Living Model is used on the Unit

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

The core clinical skills that can be learnt on the Unit are:-

The taking and interpretation of clinical observations

Carrying out neurological observations, including Glasgow Coma Scale

Giving patient medications

Care planning


Risk assessing

Admitting and discharging patients

Basic nursing care

Multidisciplinary team working

Consultant led ward rounds

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Additional clinical skills that can be learnt on the Unit are:-

Passing nasogastric tubes and managing enteral feeds


Carrying out ROSIER assessments

Observing ward swallow screen assessments

Carrying out NIH assessments

Caring for the post thrombosis patient

What resources are available to help students learning?

The multidisciplinary team are a valuable learning resource on the ward

The hospital intranet is a useful source of information and there are many books and research files on the ward which will assist the student

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

There is a great deal of stroke research taking place at Salford Royal Hospital

There are Stroke Research Nurses who advise on the latest projects taking place, and can be accessed via the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit

Spoke Placements

Stroke Rehabilitation Ward

Working with Speech and Language Therapists

Working with Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapy

Assisting with TIA clinics

Stroke Research Team

Observing patients having CT and MR scans

Observing insertion of PEG

Additional Information

Practice Education Facilitator - Mike Hollinshead -