Quote from dslpninla
Wow what a great journal!! So can i ask how you decided to organize what went on in the pcs's? That is my bigget concern.... How to do it all smoothly.
I decided to do everything that could be done while the patient was lying in bed first, 20 minute check, safety check, IV check, PVA, O2 Man., anything that the pt doesn't have to reposition for. Also, I planned to ambulate either before or after Resp. Management (if assigned and it most likely will be, all 3 of mine did), or before Abdom. Assess. (if assigned, though I didn't get it), since your going to be moving them around anyway. Plan to give your meds at 8:30 because by the time you get everything ready and your CE scans them in on the computer, it will be maybe a quarter to 9 by then. This will leave you plenty of time to chart and head back to the room if you have forgotten anything. The time is pretty tight really just because of so many different people in and out of the room all the time, so make sure to use your time wisely. Anytime anyone walks in or any disturbance at all, excuse yourself to go chart. I played scenarios over in my head constantly for about a month before my test date. Hope this helps.