PHDU - Ward 82 - CMMCP 7

Placement Overview

Placement Title PHDU - Ward 82 - CMMCP 7
Your Placement Contact Emma Anderton, Jade Morris, Kate Hartley - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9WL
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 701-8200
Your University Contact: Leyonie Higgins - 0161 295 7136 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Introduction to the PHDU Team

Orientation to the unit and facilities available to enhance knowledge and skills

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors and are allocated prior to placement.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07:30 - 15:30


12:00 - 20:00


19:30 - 08:00

Shift Notes:

Long day 07:30 - 20:00

Most qualified staff work long days and do 50% night duty.

Students will be able to choose between long days and traditional shifts.

As far as possible, students are expected to do the same shifts as their mentors.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

PHDU is abusy 12 bedded unit caring for children from 0 to 16 years (up to 19 years insome circumstances where care has not transitioned to adult services). The Unit accepts patients from a wide varietyof specialities both medical and surgical including general paediatrics,respiratory, endocrine, metabolic, cardiology, spinal surgery, neurosurgery andgeneral surgery. PHDU acts as a step down from the PICU and also admitspatients from the Paediatric Emergency Department.

Second Yearstudents will have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of clinical skillsand enhance their knowledge in the care of the highly dependent child. They will be able to develop their corenursing skills of observations, patient assessment, fluid and medicinemanagement and time management.

Third Yearstudents in addition to the above will have the opportunity to develop theirmanagement and leadership skills, enabling them to prepare for the transitionfrom student to qualified nurse.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Activities of daily living

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Clinical observation skills

Patient assessment

Fluid balance

Medication management

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Care ofcentral venous access devices

Care ofarterial lines

Care of achild on long term ventilation and non-invasive ventilation

Managementof EVDs

Wound andstoma care

Plus manyother skills

What resources are available to help students learning?

Access tointranet including critical care sharepoint

Access tothe internet

Policies andprotocols

Studentnotice board with details of inter-professional learning seminars


What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

PHDU takes part in the Improving Quality Programme

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Burns Unit


Pain team



Additional Information

Practice Educator Facilitator - Kirsty Walsh - - 0161 901 1854