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Integrated Respiratory Team - SRFTP 86

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Placement Title Integrated Respiratory Team - SRFTP 86
Your Placement Contact Melissa Collinge, Fiona Mcgrory - Send Email
Placement Address 2nd Floor, Clinical Services Building, Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 0865
Your University Contact: Alison Cavanagh - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

On the first day students will be expected to bring all the relevant paperwork.  They will be allocated an assessor and will work with them to identify their learning needs and formulate an appropriate timetable.

Students will be introduced to all members of staff working within the team, orientated to the placement area and given a placement welcome pack.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated an assessor on their first day of the placement and will have the opportunity to discuss their learning outcomes and arrange a suitable timetable.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Monday - Friday:- 09.00 - 17.00

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

The Respiratory Nurse Team comprise a number of different teams and provides expert care to patients both within the hospital setting and community setting living with a wide range of different respiratory conditions:-

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)



Interstitial Lung Disease


Lung cancer

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

What nursing model is used for planning care?

The philosophy of the team is to identify the patient's baseline and to then plan care that enables the patient to remain as independent as possible.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Core observations (pulse, respiration, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation)

Communication skills

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Specialist holistic assessment of respiratory patients

Chest auscultation - *bring your own stethoscope*

Capillary blood gas testing and interpretation of blood gasses

Chronic disease management

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV)

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

Advanced care planning

Oxygen therapy

Inhaler technique


What resources are available to help students learning?

Information packs


On-site library

Policies and procedures

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

The teams are regularly involved in national BTS audits

Salford Lung Study

Integrated care pathways

Spoke Placements


CRI - lung function

Community COPD clinic

Additional Information

Students are given every opportunity to practice clinical skills by actively participating in all aspects of patient care

To participate in chest auscultation please bring your own stethoscope

Practice Education Facilitator - Elaine Carter - Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT