Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - CMMCP 77

Placement Overview

Placement Title Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - CMMCP 77
Trust
Your Placement Contact Gill Seymour - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Clinical Educator

Placement Address St Mary's Hospital, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0JH
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 276 6540 - Please advise learners that this office is not staffed all the time. Off duty requests can be made via Shift co-ordinator 0161 901 0946 if they can not contact the team directly.
Your University Contact: Michaela Barnard - 0161 295 3811 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Dedicated induction day with member of the Education Team to cover all aspects of orientation including ANTT and basic resuscitation as well as mandatory requirements for health and safety
  • Booklet outlining learning opportunities
  • Regular teaching sessions

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Pre-arranged according to module and learning outcomes required. Minimum of 1 full mentor and 1 associate mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Early:

7.30am-2.30pm

Late:

12.45am - 9.30pm

Night:

9.00pm- 08.00am

Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Caring for the sick preterm or term infant with medical and/or surgical conditions.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Systems based model

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Thermoregulation
  • Feeding management
  • Respiratory Support
  • Developmental Care
  • Parental support

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Communicating and working within large MDT
  • Prioritising of clinical workload
  • Admission and discharge of infants with complex needs

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • On-line resources available via neonatal specific websites
  • In-house library and resource files
  • Strong educational focus with teaching in and out of clinical area

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • On-going development of evidence based practice through named forums
  • Learners have access to current research projects relevant to the clinical area.

Spoke Placements

  • Fetal Management Unit (clinic sessions)
  • Neonatal Outreach Team

Additional Information

Practice Educator Facilitator - Barbara Dixon@cmft.nhs.uk - 0161 701 1858