1. Tell the students exactly what type of behavior you expect from them.
2. Let them know that while you are sympathetic to their plights, they are all accountable and must follow the rules.
3. If you give an inch, the students will take a mile. I have to admit, it took me a little bit to learn this lesson!
4. Give the students an assessment sheet to fill out for each assigned patient. They must do the sheet if they want credit.
5. Teach the students the correct way to enter a room and talk to their patients.
6. The break room is the place for uncomfortable and lazy students. Tell them they are not to be in the break room without permission. They must be up and actively looking for something to do to help the nurses or the CNAs.
7. Explain to the students why it is important for them to stay the entire length of time for their clinical day.
8. Discuss the value of professional behavior. Have the students define what professional behavior is and why it is important in the hospital setting.
Ideas for Post Conferencing
1. Give three medication math problems at the beginning of post conference for the students to solve.
2. Review a different drug classification each session.
3. Discuss HIPAA laws frequently and assign students to look up different cases of violations to share with the class.
4. Present case studies for the students to ponder.
5. Review different lab values. Discuss the signs and symptoms presented when the values are too high or too low.