RN's, what would you like to see from Student Nurses? - page 3

I just read a thread from the students board that scared the crap out of me. It seems there is not a love between RN's and SN's. I'm going to start school in the fall so just give it to me... Read More

  1. by   cursedandblessed
    in post conference in a private room, without anyone else but your instructor and other students. in the classroom setting without using the patient's name or room number.

    i'd check out your student nurses handbook for your college, ours is very specific.

  2. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from rachelgeorgina
    I know that it's totally unacceptable to identify your patient in any way in discussion (wherever that is - the lift, the nurses station where people can hear you etc) however can you talk about a procedure that you may have preformed without disclosing any identifying patient features? On my last clinical I got to watch a bronchoscopy, which I was really pumped about and really excited about and wanted to share with my class mates who were on other units and wouldn't get the chance to see one done. I didn't disclose anything about the patient (except that I saw his tumor & that there was heaps of bloody sputum, which I guess can be patient specific) & I got told off by my instructor for being to enthusiastic about discussing the procedure and for HOW I discussed it. I was probably really excited and didn't exactly use the most professional language (I probably called a few things "really cool" and described bronchioles as looking like caves.) Was I unprofessional for being overly enthusiastic?

    What is the right way to share something that you may have done during the day? How can you do this professionally and without disturbing your pt's confidentiality?
    I'm sorry that your instructor "reamed" you for your excitement. My instructors would usually get our clinical group in an out-of-the-way location or in a closed room before doing our post-clinical conferences. That way, patient confidentiality was maintained. Excitement is GOOD.
  3. by   angel_mishi
    great advice!!!!!!!!!! i'mna keep em in my mind.