...and I don't know what to think. So much to assess, document, process...how in the world will I ever put it all together without taking so long? Thankfully, I had a very patient preceptor with me. But I feel like I was so focused on my tasks that I didn't have time or the wherewithal to be therapeutic at all. My patient did have an advocate with her (she was wonderful!), so she did have great emotional support. But still, I feel I was just so.....mechanical.
I know I documented everything and processed the kit correctly, but I really feel I failed at the human element of my time with the patient.
Does it all come together with time and experience? In the mean time, how can I become a better SANE?