I am a new RN precepting with my mentor. My preceptor has over 20 yrs experience on med-surg floor. When she is doing assessmnets on patients, she just listens to lungs, abdomen, pedla pulses and she is done. I wonder sometimes why she is not looking at total skin color on feet, arms, or take a pen light and do pupillary assessments. But then I think she is experienced and she knows better.
I want to do more and can anybody tell me how you do your assessments quickly in mornings after taking in patients reports. Thanks in advance