I too wish to thank you Daytonite. Once again you have provided impeccable information. I thank everyone else for their comments too, they are very reassuring.
Anywhooo to add to the difficulty I will be doing my very
first head to toe Friday after 2 weeks in ADN classes and our clinical instructor has said we may not take any forms into the patients room. We are expected to do a full assesment inclucing health history, family history, social history etc. Is this really something that is doable?
Another question, how accepting are patients of answering all these questions from a student when they have already gone through the whole thing in their doctor's office, the admitting office and with their primary nurse. I recall many times, a sa patient, when I just wanted to ask the doctor or nurse to read the history as I was tired of repeating myself time and again.
Thanks for any input from any and all.
Signing off as one very freaked out student nurse