Preceptorship learning objectives/outcomes help...

  1. Hi everyone! I am starting my preceptorship in a few weeks in a a pediatric/ob ER and would love some input on what kind of learning objectives would be appropriate or any advice! I love the peds/ob field but I have never been in the ER setting before. Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   llg
    Off the top of my head ... I think of:

    1. Assessment skills
    2. Triage &/or prioritization skills
    3. Time management
    4. Establishing a working relationship with a patient quickly
    5. Age-appropriate care (tailoring your care to be appropriate to different development levels)
    6. Incorporating the family and family dynamics
    7. Familiarity with common emergencies and patient concerns that cause them to seek care

    Lots to choose from in that environment.
  4. by   Racer15
    When I did my practicum in the ER, I think my learning objectives were something like:
    Become familiar with the most commonly used ER drugs (dose, indications, etc)
    Improve my IV placement skills
    Improve my focused assessment
    Become familiar with the ER charting system (the ERs here have a totally different charting system than the other floors)
    Learn how to react and work in a trauma situation

    Seemed to be fine with my instructors and preceptor. I did mine in a regular ER though, and I now work in an ER, so those were things I wanted to work on so that once I started working as an RN, I wouldn't have to deal with learning those things on top of everything else.
  5. by   Esme12
    You have gotten very good advice for starters......I have never seen a pediatric AND A OB ER.....or is it a pediatric ER.
  6. by   jamrn0513
    Thank you for your advice! My account on here has been messed up so sorry I haven't replied until now. It is a university women and children's hospital so that's all they do. They are the regional children and high risk OB hospital. They also have a med/trauma hospital that has its own ER for everyone else. They technically have to evaluate anyone who comes through the door of course but they send them to the med/trauma center if they are stable.