Since you have med/surg and PACU experience this will be easier than you think. The scary part is just taking them on. It will take you longer at first but you will get a flexible system down that works for you. I say flexible because things change and some tasks, interventions need to be done now while others can wait. I tend to get report, eye ball my pts and then get my meds wrote down for each pt and when. I will either assess the most critical first if I have one if not I will assess the pt that would be the fastest, then go to the other. By this time, I can take my 9p meds in and do that with my second assessment. Once finished with this one I will go pull my meds for the other pt and be done for a few, chart both assessments, sign my care plans
, check orders then give baths if I need too..
Esme gave great sheets for keeping organized. I don't use those, never have been able too. I take a sheet of paper and fold in half. One half is for one pt and the other side is for the other pt. I write what I need to do, JP drains, dsg changes etc on that and nothing more except the meds and times due. Everything else I need is on the kardex, so no need to write it out..For my urine, I&O's etc I write on a paper towel with the time and room number, when I sit, I chart it and then throw it away.. Strange but it works for me..
You will good at bouncing between rooms. Try to keep things in perspective and prioritize. Don't be afraid to ask for help if one of your pts are crashing or for help in general. Taking 2 pts now will help work out your kinks while you have a preceptor by your side