My first clinical was today. We got a quick tour of the nursing home and were basically told what our duties would be and any procedures. We had to choose one resident and do a safety assessment on them, which was interesting, as this is a no-restraint, no-lift, no-side rail facility.
Then we had 3 hours to go around and help nurses and CNAs. Mostly, it was just transferring, learning how to use the Hoyer and Sarah lifts, helping change residents, etc. But then I got to help with a wound vac, and that was pretty cool.
So it was definately not as bad as I thought it would have been. We're all very excited for next week when we actually get to work more one-on-one with our own resident.