Hey there! I had a pretty bad first day of clinical. I am a junior BSN student on an ortho/neruo floor. My pt. was quite difficult (advanced Alzheimer's) but it really came down to I just didn't know what
to do. I know how
to do the skills, but I was just walking around clueless! I'm formulating my game plan for next week and I know that I need to check the care plan for these items (& times)
Head to toe assessment
AM Care (Mouth, bath, and linen)
Any IV care
Any cath care
What else is on a typical RN task list? I know that they do it all
but I am really new at this so any guidance is appreciated. I know that with each pt it will change, and that I need to be flexible with times/scheduling. I'm trying to compile a little check list of things to do and look for.
What would you suggest?