PICU - Ward 80 - CMMCP 22
|Placement Title||PICU - Ward 80 - CMMCP 22|
|Your Placement Contact||Katie Higgins, Rachael Roberts, Claire Hughes, Vicki Simmonds - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role|
|Placement Address||Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9WL|
|Placement Phone||0161 901 8000|
|Your University Contact:||Denise Owens 0161 295 2749 - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Formal orientation day (usually on first day), includes practical issues i.e off duty, sickness, roles within unit, professional responsibilities.
Assessment of the sick child, examples of conditions they will experience, familiarise them with equipment, question and answer session to allay any anxieties.
We provide students with an orientation pack, student development pack (related to placement within PICU) and drug calculation pack.
Their off duty is done in advance to ensure they work with mentors. Opportunities to identify learning needs and objectives.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
We operate team mentoring to ensure students have access to staff with a wide range of experiences, each student will have 2-3 mentors and work with one of them 90% of the time.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
07:30am - 15:30pm
12noon - 20:00pm
19:30pm - 08:00am
Long days: 07:30am - 20:00pm
Students are expected to follow the shift pattern of their mentors which included the 24 hour cycle of care
If you have any off duty requests, please email Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com and Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org at least 4 weeks prior to your placement
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
- Nursing 1:1 at the bedside caring for level 1-3 patients with their mentor allows total patient care to planned implemented and evaluated for a critically ill child.
- Following a child through from referral to admission then discharge.
- Nursing children with both chronic and acute conditions.
What nursing model is used for planning care?
The unit has extensive pre-printed care plans that are chosen and personalised depending on the individual needs of the child and family throughout their admission.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
- Top to toe assessment of the sick child
- Neurological observations
- Vital signs and the response to any changes in condition.
- Fluid and drug calculations
- Log rolling
- Parenteral feeding
- Basic cares
- Infection control issues
- Blood values
- Interpreting blood gases.
- Communication (i.e performing handover, communicating with the multidisciplinary team and childs family).
- Professional responsibilities and knowing ones own limitations
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
End of life care (with support from mentors if the student has been involved with a child and family and wishes to continue).
What resources are available to help students learning?
- Internet and intranet access
- Journals and books
- Teaching sessions from mentors and multidisciplinary team
- Monthly formal teaching for students in the seminar room
- Teaching packs and work books
- Education team
- Large Multi-disciplinary team
- 2 x Nurse Specialists
- 6 x Advanced Nurse Practitioners
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Numerous research and audit projects currently being undertaken
- High Dependency Unit
Practice Educational Facilitator - Kirsty.Walsh@cmft.nhs.uk 0161 901 1854