Neonatal Unit - SCBU - PAOP 9

Placement Overview

Placement Title Neonatal Unit - SCBU - PAOP 9
Your Placement Contact Caroline Looby, Vikki Wheeler Lynn Bowe, Zoe Stephenson, Julie Hobson - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Educational Lead

Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 627 8151 / 0161-656-1078 for Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm - Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: Kath Holt - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Student Pack
  • Orientation to the Unit
  • Resource Folder

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • Team mentoring
  • Allocated on off duty

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

  • Early 7:30 to 15:30 (7:5hrs)
  • Late 12:30 to 20:30 (7:5hrs)
  • Short Early 7:30 to 13:30 (6hrs)
  • Late Start 14:30 to 20:30 (6hrs)
  • Long Day 7:30 to 20:30 (12hrs)
  • Nights 20:00 to 08:00 (11hrs)

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Intensive Care on the Neonatal Department
  • High Dependency on the Neonatal Department
  • Special Care on the Neonatal Department
  • Neonatal Community Care Outreach is used as a spoke.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Adapted Activities of Daily Living.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Passing nasogastric/orogstric tubes
  • Intubation
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Hygiene, Skin and Eye Care
  • Resuscitation
  • Monitoring Vital Signs

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Discharge Planning
  • Management Skills
  • Respiratory Support Management

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Internet Access
  • Teaching Packs
  • Poster Boards
  • Resource File
  • Theory Books
  • Education Team

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Extubation Trail
  • Feeding Research
  • Nitric Oxide Therapy
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia (TOBY)

Spoke Placements

  • Community Outreach
  • Childrens Ward
  • Outpatients Work with ANNPs; CAMHS; Phoenix Sexual Health Unit; Maternity (some restrictions); Health Visitors Liaison; Physio (Paediatrics)

Additional Information

Please can students not travel to and from work in their uniforms or work shoes as it is an Intensive Care Environment.