window into nursing practice

Here’s a look at my first exam with a patient(actor). I have such a soothing, earnest manner. Never knew that. Guess that’s what people see when I treat them. I did forget to ask if she smoked. D’oh! My bad:( She was a smoker, which she revealed during the critique(not taped).

So… my bedside manner needs no work, but I need a more seamless and focused interview, with less note taking. Any suggestions?