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Preceptors: Comparison examples of applied feedback

Nurse Leader Insider, February 20, 2015

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Take a look at the following examples comparing the results of different feedback styles.

The preceptee learned how to successfully initiate IV therapy last week.

General anecdotal feedback:
IV initiation skills acceptable.
Specific anecdotal feedback:
Preceptee initiated three IV starts with a single attempt each time; aseptic technique used; patient stated that process was comfortable.

The preceptee has been consistently late for the service report at the beginning of the shift and disrupts the group when he does get there. The rest of the team members have complained to the preceptor about the rude, disruptive behavior, saying the preceptee is inconsiderate.

Personality-based feedback:
You have been very inconsiderate of the other team members.
They don't like you interrupting report
.
Behavior-based feedback:
You have been arriving at report late this week. Is there a problem arriving on time? When a team member is late, it disrupts the flow of the report, and items may be missed. What can you do to ensure that you are here on time?

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