I got hired at a skilled nursing facility/Alzheimer's unit/Nursing home. I'm in a float pool going to all three of those departments, from what I understand.
I'm being trained today on the 3-11 shift so that I can pick it up if I want to. I'm being trained Mon, Tuesday and Thursday on the 6 AM to 1:30 PM shift, which will be my main shift.
Any tips for me on my first day of training? My heart feels like it's going to jump out of my chest here.
Jan 26, '13
Just stay busy and be helpful (should be easy enough)
. Ask questions about anything you're unsure of.
My first nursing clinical was in an Alzheimer's unit. I managed to get a "bedrest" patient out of bed, dress him in his roommate's clothes and take him to the dining room. He had been lying in his roommate's bed and had no ID, so I thought he was the roommate. Opps! I also assisted a visitor in finding his way to the elevator. He turned out to be a patient trying to escape. Sooooo, don't do those things!
Last edit by Orange Tree on Jan 26, '13