Hi, I just moved here from LTC/Geriatric specialty and this forum is soooooo much nicer!!
(If you ever worked in LTC, you know exactly what I mean!)
This is a completely COMPLETELY new kind of nursing for me, and this might sound a little "duh" but I'm having trouble remembering implications for different kinds of office visits. Anyone have a little cheat sheet idea I might borrow? For instance, things to remember for each well-child visit, for each yearly physical, for certain symptoms they might verbalize (sore throat=swab 'em, dysuria=clean catch, got that much). ... I am a hard worker and when I am well trained/experienced I know I can be a great part of the team, but for now I keep forgetting stuff and I feel so dumb! Any help/advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
P.S. While in training I am working with many different providers, and have given them all their own pages in my little notebook as to their preferences. That helps, but I really need a cheat sheet on typical office visits/implications, too.