What's on Clinical Checklist?

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    During clinicals I notice most students talk about a "checklist" that they musst complete in order to pass clinicals. What procedures are on this checklist? Is this all that is required during clinicals?
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    Quote from Lisalala
    During clinicals I notice most students talk about a "checklist" that they musst complete in order to pass clinicals. What procedures are on this checklist? Is this all that is required during clinicals?
    I never had a "checklist." Your instructor will be very specific about what they expect from you.
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    You should have a syllabus for the course which will list the requirements. All schools are different.
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    The only thing that I ever HAD to complete during clinical was a complete physical assessment of my pt. and my clinical paper work. Other wise my instructor would tell me things she would want me to work on, or the expected stuff to do on whatever shift I was on. like 1st shift we had to do all the AM care, and help the nurse pass meds, help pt. with breakfast etc. and for 2nd shift we had to do bathes, help with dinner, pm care, and get pt. into bed etc.
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    Each school has its own requirements for clinicals, but my school does something called "check offs". It is where we have to perform all the skills we have learned during the semester before we are even allowed to step into a clinical setting. Its either pass or fail.
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    We have "skills sheets" for each semester that lists skills that we must complete by our last clinical rotation. Our clinical instructor or preceptor must watch us perform the skill and sign off on it. I am in my 3rd semester and my skills sheet has a lot of IV-related skills on it, trach suctioning, foley insertion, dressing changes, interpretation of telemetry, etc. At the beginning of this semester we had "mastery" or skills checkoffs for IV insertion, OR scrubbing/gowning/gloving, and physical assessment. We performed those checkoffs at our school in the lab. For clinical, in addition to the skills sheets, we have to fill out acuity sheets, flow sheets, chart a head-to-toe assessment and nursing notes in the facility's chart, then we have our own sheets for vitals, I&O, a med list, labs, and we have to do a care plan with 4 nursing diagnoses and 5 interventions per diagnosis on one of our patients, write a paper about what we think our patient's outcome will be based on all of that info, a concept map, and a reference page. I am probably forgetting something haha. It is a ton of paperwork. We do that every week. For our preceptored rotations, we usually have to do research and write a paper BEFORE clinical as well. I am sure every school is different. My school seems to like to make us do as much paperwork as possible
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    Quote from mind_body_soul
    We have "skills sheets" for each semester that lists skills that we must complete by our last clinical rotation. Our clinical instructor or preceptor must watch us perform the skill and sign off on it. I am in my 3rd semester and my skills sheet has a lot of IV-related skills on it, trach suctioning, foley insertion, dressing changes, interpretation of telemetry, etc. At the beginning of this semester we had "mastery" or skills checkoffs for IV insertion, OR scrubbing/gowning/gloving, and physical assessment. We performed those checkoffs at our school in the lab. For clinical, in addition to the skills sheets, we have to fill out acuity sheets, flow sheets, chart a head-to-toe assessment and nursing notes in the facility's chart, then we have our own sheets for vitals, I&O, a med list, labs, and we have to do a care plan with 4 nursing diagnoses and 5 interventions per diagnosis on one of our patients, write a paper about what we think our patient's outcome will be based on all of that info, a concept map, and a reference page. I am probably forgetting something haha. It is a ton of paperwork. We do that every week. For our preceptored rotations, we usually have to do research and write a paper BEFORE clinical as well. I am sure every school is different. My school seems to like to make us do as much paperwork as possible
    OMG!!! That is very overwhelming! What school do you attend?
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    A community college in New Mexico. It is a 3-year ADN program. You get your LPN after 2 years and RN after 3. 10 more months to go for me
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    I want checklist and sheet for assessment


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