I start clinicals in 9 days (eek!). I feel very unprepared about what to do when I get to my patient. We will be going to a nursing home for the first few clincals, and I know I will need to look at the patients chart first and foremost. But what the heck am I supposed to do after that?
I suppose if there are meds, bandage changes, bed bathes, or anything SPECIFICALLY NOTED on a pt. schedule I can do that, but overwise I feel lost.
For instance- a head to toe assessment- we haven't gone over everything that entails. I would assume that would be an important step.
I know I am being a paranoid student....but any thoughts would be nice!
Lastly- do yall do care plans
DURING clinicals, or do you take them home and do them?