2 patients/clinicals - page 2
Anyone up to 2 patients yet in clinicals? Is it tougher? We start passing meds next week so Im predicting things are gonna get a bit more stressful and we'll also get 2 patients. Any... Read More
Oct 23, '06Personally, I found it easier to give care to two patients. We didn't start that until third semester, though. I thought it was easier because (usually) when you do something on the first patient, you do the same with the second. (I.e. morning assessment on #1 then #2...) You start to get in the "swing of things" and can just knock all of the stuff you have to do more quickly.
It is also extremely helpful for learning skills, because instead of just having the one patient to perform skills on, you have two. It allows for many more experiences, which is definitely a positive.
I agree with the person that said get the A.M. assessment done first... then you'll be set for the rest of the day! (And if you don't get it done first thing... you're LOST for a bit and get behind.)