the organizational structure of the nursing unit: charge nurse, unit
manager, staff nurses, nursing assistants and unit secretary.
the duties of each of the personnel.
the role of the pharmacy and method of communicating with the pharmacist.
a typical day on a nursing unit.
the method of delivering meals to patients: who checks the trays, gets
patient ready to eat, assists with meals (At NAMC: how patient uses room service).
the method and purpose of shift report.
- List information
given in report.
the use of an organizational work sheet to plan your day.
the information found on a kardex.
- Identify the parts of the written chart: physician's history and physical, progress notes, medical orders, laboratory data, operating room report, etc.
- Find laboratory data in the computer.
method of destroying a kardex before leaving the nursing unit.
supplies for nursing activities.
method of charging supplies and your role in charges.
the equipment in a patient's room: practice operating the bed, telephone,
lights, call lights, overbed tables, call button for Dr. Leo, bathroom emergency light, etc.
- Use critical
thinking skills to make decisions about working within the organizational
structure of the nursing unit.
- Work effectively
with the health care team to communicate.
the use of material and human resources to assure effective, comprehensive
ethical principles and legal guidelines for functioning on a nursing