From the beginning of September, I'm due to start my final 13-week placement of year 2. I'm going to be on a respiratory ward for most of the time and for one week on ambulatory care.
The problem is that I really feel like I know nothing and am barely learning on my placements - all I feel I know is how to do obs, meds and that's it. I have never had to respond to an emergency situation and that freaks me out a bit.
My first ever placement was on an acute medical unit and that was amazing as I got to see a wide variety of complex conditions but it felt more like it was to get me used to nursing, and my most recent placement was on a Surgical Assessment Unit. Here my mentor placed me on all-night shifts and it was always dead silent with nothing to do so I literally didn't get anything out of it.
I really don't know what I need to do to make the most out of my next placement - especially with it being specialised in respiratory as my past placements have all been general.
Would anyone be able to give me tips and advice for placement so that I don't feel like I'm not learning - as I have felt with my past placements?