jtm802 573 Views
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Yeah, if you do all of that, you'll be fine! I purchased a clipboard that has a compartment and a calculator on top and put a big notepad and extra paperwork forms in it and I carry it every day. It's really helped a lot. I also purchased a care plan book. Most retail chain book stores have them and they are an extremely valuable resource. I carry it with me and that way if I don't know what to do, it's right there in front of me.
Can anyone send me in a direction for resources (handouts, guides, ideas, etc) for teaching the families of Alzheimer's patients? I have a teaching plan tomorrow and I've unearthed some good ideas, but I'm still coming up short. So far, I have a really cool idea about teaching the family the importance of reminiscence through building a memory box to review with the patient. And I found a website with basic information for families. Any other ideas??
I had the same problem at first. I was really disorganized. But, I started making myself a "time management sheet," kind of like a schedule of what I had to get done that day. I put any care, procedures, drugs, etc. on it and try to stick to it. Also, when I get report from the nurse that day, I make a list of anything else that I have to do. I carry a pocket-sized notepad with me and I make lists of what supplies I need for each procedure and the steps to those procedures if I'm not familiar with them or if I think that I'll get off track. You just have to find a way of staying on track that works for you. Try writing a to-do or a schedule and see what happens. Oh, and good luck! I know you can do it!
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