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Medical Emergency Assessment Unit


Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Llandough CF64 2XX


University Contact: 

Mrs Jacqui Rattray

Position:Lecturer: Adult Nursing
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87823Extension: 87823


Clinical Teacher:

Ms Janet Keggie

Position:Clinical Teacher
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87661Extension: 87661



Emergency medicine



Patients 16+


Key Learning Opportunities: 

You have been allocated a mentor prior to the commencement of your placement. Your mentor will help co-ordinate your experience during your time with us. All mentors have been prepared for their role and will be familiar with your training requirements.


The following opportunities may be available to you during your placement:

  • Care of old and newly diagnosed conditions e.g. COPD, Diabetes, heart disease, terminal illnesses, disease of the endocrine, detoxification of alcohol dependent and drug overdoses ETC. 
  • Assessment and triage of acutely unwell patients using Manchester triage system.
  • Understanding ECG’S and conditions of the cardiovascular system
  • There may be also opportunities to improve clinical skills , such as injection technique , insertion and removal of  urinary catheters (female) preparation and administration of medicines all under the supervision of your mentor (not IV)
  • Participation in organising the safe transfer of a patient to another ward or hospital following relevant guidelines
  • Participation in organising the patients safe discharge home from hospital
  • Referral to Medical Social Workers, Occupational therapist and other members of the Multidisciplinary team.


Other places of interest:

  • Gwenwyn (poisons ward)
  • Cystic Fibrosis unit (CF)
  • Enhanced Care Unit (ECU)
  • Accident and emergency UHW


Preparation for Practice:

Welcome pre-placement visit.

Be on time for your shift.

To make the most of the Educational Opportunities the unit has to offer.

Inform the unit as soon as possible if you are sick and give a date for your return.

Wear an identification badge at all times

Share you experiences and knowledge so that we can also learn from you.

Responsibility for the maintenance of confidentiality within the patient / nurse relationship, and within the Multi – disciplinary team. This includes the use work related information on all social network sites.

Pre-reading of literature on acute medical conditions.



Your off duty must be negotiated with your mentor or co- mentor, 40% of your off duty must be with your mentors.) It is your responsibility to be flexible, working as many shifts as possible alongside your mentor, thus making the most of your placement. To enable you to gain insight into different aspects of holistic patient care you should try and work a variety of our shifts


07:00 - 19:30    Long Day

10:30 - 23:00    Mid

13:30 - 02:00    Twi

19:00 - 07:30    Nights


Mid shifts and twilights to be negotiated with your mentor.  No mid and twilight shifts at weekends.

Can accommodate traditional 'early' and 'late' shifts.


Dress Code: 

All Wales Uniform Policy.  Report for duty clean and tidy as per UHB and University policy and long hair should be tied back.


Last Updated:

July 2015