Ward M2 Programmed Investigations Unit - SRFTP 34

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward M2 Programmed Investigations Unit - SRFTP 34
Your Placement Contact Janet Collins - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 1415 - Ward Office 0161 206 2311
Your University Contact: Nigel Cox - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation, Information Booklet, allocation to mentor + associate mentor

Off duty provided on commencement of placement

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Organised prior to students commencement date.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




20.45 - 07.45

Shift Notes:

07.30 - 15.30

07.30 - 21.00

07.00 - 18.00

The unit provides care for patients with both neurosurgical and neurological needs, and is open from Monday to Friday.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Care of patient's pre/peri & post surgery
  • Care of cerebral angiogram patients
  • Aseptic technique
  • Lumber punctures
  • Intravenous therapies
  • Video telemetry
  • Care of a small cohort of patients

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Adaption of Roper, Logan & Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Assessment
  • Observational skills including neurological observations & manual
  • Blood pressures
  • Aseptic technique
  • Pre & Post Operative care
  • Neurological investigations
  • Naso gastric tube placement
  • Admissions and discharges
  • Personal cares
  • Medication management
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Wound care
  • Bed making

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Venepuncture/cannulation - 3rd Year
  • Effective MDT working
  • Ward Management and coordination - 3rd Year

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Student folder
  • Condition information file covering neurological conditions
  • Working with members of the wider multidisiplinary team

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Ongoing development of an evidence base for nursing and medical practice.

Spoke Placements

Arranged in line with position in training & to meet learning outcomes and action plans. Information booklet provided.

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutritional specialist nurses
  • Patient flow team
  • Multiple sclerosis specialist nurses
  • Motor neurone disease specialist nurses
  • Epilepsy specialist nurses
  • Neuromuscular specialist nurses
  • Neuropsychology
  • EEG department
  • Angiography
  • Endoscopy

Additional Information

The programmed investigation unit provides specialist neuroscience service for patients from the Greater Manchester conurbation. We aim to provide effective healthcare services for patients with neurological conditions. We pride ourselves on providing an open, friendly, good humoured and patient centred environment for those attending the ward. Services provided include diagnosis, management and treatment for a range of neurological & neurosurgical conditions.

Practice Education Facilitator - Julianah Oluwasakin - Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT