Week 1 clinical journal
The first week was orientation: we introduced ourselves to each other and professor and talk about why we chose nursing. the professor give us a tour of the units of the nursing home were we was able to see patients in their room and also the dinning hall. we talk to the LPNs that was there. The professor also did a review of medication and wound dressing with all the students which was very helpful. after that we went home. This is what happened on the first day of clinical we did not get assigned any patient to work with. using what I put above explain in details to make a journal of 1-3 pages out of it thank you
The mandatory subjects are:
- Decision-making: who made the decision, how did they go about it? If you made it what were your thoughts before, during and after the decision, did it work out well or not? Why do you think? Would you decide differently if the same situation arose again?
- A significant clinical incident or experience: Describe the situation; what were your feelings about the care given? What didn’t you know at the time but found out later? Did you have to look up information? What was it and where did you find it? Was there anything that could have been done differently?
Typically, you may describe anything that happened; fears, expectations, disappointments, surprises, a clinical situation and analysis and/or reactions to the situation. A good time to write the journal is the same day or evening of clinical so you can easily recall the day and events.
- Length: 1 to 3 pages double-spaced, depends on the content and what happened in clinical