In clinicals we are given our assessment forms, they contain strangths, needs and goals. At the moment I think that i have so much to learn, but i don't want to discuss it with whoever will be my preceptor because i don't want them to think im incompetent. I want to learn about medications, dressings, post operative care. Medications: why give them, what conditions, side effects, contraindications etc. Dressings: why use dressing a instead of dressing b. Post op care: when to moblise, pain relief, patient education, splinting. I just feel like everyone else in my class knows all of this information already and i just go along with it.
How would you approach the situation of discussing the learning goals with your preceptor?