Ward H2 Respiratory Medicine - SRFTP 38

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward H2 Respiratory Medicine - SRFTP 38
Your Placement Contact Eduardo Lopez, Laura Morris - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 0358/59 206 0360
Your University Contact: Karen Staniland - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • On first day students are expected to bring their learning agreements with them in order to complete initial assessment.
  • They will work with their assessor and identify learning needs and opportunities.
  • Familiarise themselves with ward /trust policies.
  • Read the student orientation package.
  • Induction pack and workbook given on 1st day of placement
  • Orientation to ward.
  • Discussion of student learning objectives and introduction to patient care

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated Mentor and 2nd qualified nurse prior to start of placement.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

We have 2 standard shifts and they are long day - 7:00 am - 19:30 pm and night shift 19:00 pm - 7:30 am.

Ward offers early shift  - 7:00 am - 15:00 pm, late shift - 13:00 pm - 21:00 pm, night shift - 19:00 - 7:00 am if students can't do long days.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Caring for patients with respiratory and medical problems and those who are terminally ill. Caring for patients with chronic airways disease, asthma, NIV, Tracheostomy, laryngectomees (patients who have had a laryngectomy in the past) - Useful link:- www.laryngectomy.org.uk

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney Model.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Care of patients receiving IV infusions/transfusions
  • Care of patients with chest drains
  • Wound care
  • Oral hygiene
  • Catheter care
  • NIV care
  • Care of the dying
  • Oxygen therapy.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • NIV non invasive ventilation
  • Management of a chest drain
  • Care of patient with COPD
  • Care of patients with Type 2 respiratory failure
  • Care of patients with asthma

What resources are available to help students learning?

Learning outcomes are identified for years 1/2/3 and opportunities available to spend time with specialist nurses.

Learning packs are available for respiratory care, diabetes, cardiology, NIV, tracheostomy.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Spoke Placements

Additional Information

Ward philosophy:

The philosophy of this ward is firmly rooted in the recognition that all our patients are individuals with their own personal beliefs, values, expectations and life experiences. We strive to create a caring environment within which equity for service access and cares provided are based on individual needs.

Each member of the team actively seeks to develop his or her skills and knowledge in order to provide the most effective care management. Endeavouring at all times to provide information required for patients to make informed choices about their care management. We attempt to keep patients, relatives and carers abreast of any developments and are always keen to address queries or issues arising.

We continually strive to improve the service. Take pride in the open, friendly and professional pathways of effective communication furnished at all levels. Working as a multi-disciplinary team in a collaborative manner, affords the pursuit of the most positive outcome for all our patients.

Practice Eduction Facilitator - Elaine Carter - Pre-reg Practice Education Facilitator, Learning and Development, Mayo Building, SRFT