Clinical 'cheat sheet'
- 2Mar 24, '13 by jessamynHi!
I'm starting my first clinical rotation at a ltc facility soon. I want to type up some sort of 'cheat sheet' to keep in my pocket to keep me focused. I was just wondering if you guys had any good ideas. I was thinking about maybe maslows, and a few good reminders of something to keep in my head about my pt. Something teachers ask often!
I'm super nervous about clinicals, so anything you can give me will be great! Thanks!
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- 1Mar 27, '13 by Old SoulI think the look of your cheat sheet will depend a lot on what you will be doing in clinical. Are you doing assessments and/or administering meds? Do you have more than one pt? I like to have the basic pt information with me (dx, med hx, allergies, code status, activity level, diet) and I leave specific areas to document my vitals and other assessments. If you have access before hand, it can be helpful to document your pt meds and what time they are administered (a mini MAR).
If you have multiple pt's, and you are concerned about time management, it can help to have a schedule outlining the tasks you want to accomplish. None of this information requires much space. I have it all on a single sheet. I hope that helps. Try not to stress too much, clinical is a great experience!
- 9Mar 27, '13 by Esme12 Senior Moderatorhere are a few......Good Luck!
1 patient float.doc
5 pt. shift.doc
day sheet 2 doc.doc
ICU report sheet.doc
critical thinking flow sheet for nursing students
student clinical report sheet for one patient
I have made some for nursing students and some other an members (daytonite, RIP) have made these for others.....adapt them way you want. I hope they help