Hi everyone, I'm a new RN in a residency program with a preceptor and was very excited and much to my dismay, my preceptor is absent most of the time and not available for questions. I try and tell her I'm unfamiliar with various functions such as the process of how to check the the orders against the computer, when and how to perform this function, what are the steps she uses on this floor, etc. - no answers - she disappears and at the end of the day I get you "did a good job". Well - on day 2 - I get hauled in by the clinical educator and I'm told that she is complaining that I'm inept, because I don't know how to do a 12 hour chart check, that I don't know how to reconcile the medications with the chart, the physcian orders on the chart with the computer and I'm falling behind! - DUH! I told her that I wasn't familiar with the process on day 1!
So much for a RN residency being about teaching the new graduate the "ropes" at this facility lol - Please can someone break down the steps that is normally done and give any advice as to how to normally manage their day on a med-surg floor. I want to be efficient as possible and learn as much as possible, because it's obvious that I'm not going to acquire this knowledge from the preceptor that I'm assigned too.
Thank you so much I'm desperate for the information as I go back this Wed, and I want to be ready to have a much better day than yesterday!! I will succeed one way or the other!