I will be starting tomorrow on my own as a PCA on the med/surg floor at our community hospital. What are some specific things I will need to ask the previous shift about the patients during report?
So far I am thinking: ambulation ability, how they use the bathroom (incontinent, urinal, commode, toilet), special diet restrictions, suctions/JP drains, whether they need I & O, glucose testing.
Is there anything major that I am missing? Any thoughts are much appreciated, thanks!