I received my first patient assignment the other day (geriatric patient). I have been doing research on his condition, illness, meds....etc. I have to do my first head to toe assessment on Tuesday and I am sooooooo nervous. I feel like I will forget everything that I have learned and will choke miserably!!!!! I want to do my assessment in a way that has minimal movement for the patient, but things are getting jumbled in my head. I need an assessment that is quick, but thorough.:uhoh21:
This is my greatest fear.....any advice? How to keep it simple and short? How to get over the anxiety?
Student Vocational Nurse in my 1st. Semester looking for advice...Thanks!