Residents ideas about involving hospital nurses and staff in medical education

During a recent workshop, residents brainstormed the following list of suggestions about how hospital nurses and other staff could be involved in medical education:
Have a coordinator who has all the info/contacts that students need
Give students an orientation manual that includes maps
Ask staff to wear nametags when students are new
Inform staff about the student’s schedule
Don’t overwhelm students the first day with information
Ask staff ahead of time if they are willing to provide:
a tour of staff rooms, washrooms, lockers, eating facilities
an orientation to the hospitals administrative system
information about and location of equipment used
basic skills orientation such as wts, BP, IV’s
informed consent of patients who will be working with the student
a friendly, helpful, congenial, sharing environment (Golden Rule)

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