How do I deal with the snail preceptee?

Address over-chattiness

●     Is your preceptee the loquacious type who forms a rapport with patients right off the bat and becomes a sounding board upon walking in the door? Commend him on his bedside manner—not all nurses have that naturally, and with great bedside manner comes a well-liked and well-respected nurse. However, that nurse can’t do his job and care for all the patients if he is stuck in a room for an hour. Encourage the nurse to be honest with the families and tell them that he will be back as soon as he sees his other patients.

Next: Set time goals

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