We've started on 2 patient management in our clinical courses and I would like to hear from everyone their ideas or tips on time management and/or managing a patient load.
Jun 3, '04
OK, well. Here are a few things that helped me:
- Make out a pt assignment sheet with all pertinent data (to be filled in) like VS, Hx, Dx, meds, Tx, and prev reports and todays shift info.
do a plan according to the ward. By this I mean:
blah blah blah
-MULTI TASK! Group things together that you may need and bring it all into the room, instead of going in and out again and again.
-chech Drs orders and reeval your time plan through out the day. So, if there is a dressing change, do that at such and such a time. You have to be flexible but organized, meaning is something comes up, jot it on that pt assin. sheet.
Hope this helps a bit..if I think of anything else I will letyou know.
Oh ! Have all your supplies ready to go when you go get yer instructor to do a skill! they LOVE this. Shows great organization!
Last edit by RNinRubySlippers on Jun 3, '04