Since nursing students do not have the luxury to choose their placement schedules during clinicals (or am I mistaken?), you might as well be prepared to provide your patients with mouth care and a complete bed bath as part of early morning care. Your really conscientious clinical instructors or preceptors from the hospital's nursing staff may expect you to do just that before they will allow you to leave the floor if and when you'll be assigned to the 11pm-7am shift.
Aside from the procedure checklist, do give more attention to the special considerations especially on Foot Care. For student nurses who will be lucky enough to provide nursing care to patients with a diabetic foot, this entry's cram sheet on Foot Care will prepare you for the challenges ahead. Still, for nursing students who are frequently assigned MGH patients (may go home, what else?hehe), the dos and donts in foot care in relation to conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus and circulatory disorders are, in themselves, very valuable clinical pearls.
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Basic Care: Mouth Care
Basic Care: Foot Care