Galaxy House (inpatient CAMHS) - CMMCP 6
|Placement Title||Galaxy House (inpatient CAMHS) - CMMCP 6|
|Your Placement Contact||Edward Corcoran, Hollie Weatheritt - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role|
|Placement Address||Manchester Children's Hospital, Harrington Building, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9WL|
|Placement Phone||0161 701 4512|
|Your University Contact:||Moira McLoughlin - 0161 295 2772 - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
There is an induction pack for students for when they arrive for their placement, they will already have a mentor and an associate mentor allocated before they arrive. If the students have PAN documentation then the criteria for how each student will meet their learning outcomes has already been agreed.
Students would be encouraged to be flexible with their shifts to ensure that they cover the whole timetable over their placement, as certain meetings/assessments happen on certain days.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Mentors and associate mentors know which students they will be mentoring in advance. We have a quarterly mentor support group, and all mentors and associate mentors have to annually update their training.
There is a mentor resource pack, and other websites and helpful information available.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
07:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 21:00
Within the shift times students would also get a half hour break.
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Young people are assessed and treated for eating disorders, depression, anxiety, psychosis, chronic fatigue, soiling/incontinence problems, and mood disorders.
What nursing model is used for planning care?
An eclectic mix of a medical & social model of nursing.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Measuring temperature, blood pressure, pulse, weight, height, calculating BMIs, administrating medication, preparing young people to have bloods taken with relevant medication e.g.: ametop.
Using hoisting equipment to help young people attend to their personal hygiene. Monitoring and recording young peoples diets, sleep, and behaviour on a daily basis.
Sometimes we have young people who are being Naso-gastrically fed, so aspirating, checking tube in situ, and passing feeds via pump. Attending groups. New case assessments, CPA review meetings, giving & receiving handover.
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
- Record keeping
- Report writing
- Presenting to the MDT
- Working with specially adapted meal plans
- Supervising meal times.
- Working with young people who have emotional difficulties, educating them, and their carers about their illness, or medication/treatment options.
- Following the pathway from first referral to discharge.
- Completing assessment tools e.g.: CHEAT, SAB, CAMHS AID, Mania rating scales, behavioural programmes, soiling programmes.
- Bleeping members of the MDT.
What resources are available to help students learning?
- All the staff nurses and above are either an associate mentor or a mentor.
- There is a comprehensive student pack, a student notice board including information and contacts.
- There are resource packs for each diagnosis, and NICE guidelines.
- There is access to the internet, and written literature.
- Regular teaching sessions, and a library on site.
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Productive Wards and policy updating.
McGuiness Unit Carole Kendrick Unit
The staff are committed to students, and link with other CAMHS agencies on a regular basis to ensure that a consistent approach is maintained.
Practice Educator Facilitator - Kirsty.Walsh@cmft.nhs.uk - 0161 901 1854