thanks for responding.
I think it is a little bit of lack of confidence and comfort. When I go intoa patients room I always say who I am what im doing, you know the usual for a student. I then go onto do what ever I am going to do, bed bath, VS, H&P, bed change, ambulation, physical assessment, etc.. When I am doing these cares I always explain what I am going to be doing what it is for, why I have to do it etc, during this time I do make some small talk with the patient, I.E, pain level, kinds/grandkids, family, sports, life, what they are watching, but after that I find my self in a time of awkward silence in the room while I am either finishing up what I am doing charting etc. well this silence makes me more nervous than I already am and makes my hand shake and I start to sweat, sometimes the patient notices sometimes not. Any advice from you nurses out there? I just want to be able to become more comfortable infront of my patient and that will help me do my cares better without being so nervous. My next semester will be OB&nuor/psych. I just want to be on top of the game for when I start in the fall! any advice from you guys would be great thanks!