Delegation, Management and Prioritization : Nursing Course


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When prioritizing patient care, always:

Start with the most unstable patient first

Rationale: Unstable patients can go from bad to worse at any time. They must be the priority on any nurses list to see first since their condition can change instantly.


The ABC's of prioritization stand for:

Airway, breathing, circulation

Rationale: Whenever you are entering an emergency situation, or just doing a basic assessment your priorities should always be in this order: check for an airway, make sure they are breathing and make sure there is blood circulating (that the heart is pumping properly).


The patient with the following condition would be treated first:

A patient with COPD and an oxygen saturation of 86%

Rationale:

The following is not considered a class of priorities

Moderate

Rationale:

Non-emergency patient needs are considered to be the following priority:

Intermediate

Rationale:

As a nurse, it is always okay to do the following to be efficient with care:

Combine activities to resolve more than one problem at a time

Rationale:

The following is not on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs:

Anger management

Rationale:

The clinical problem-solving process should begin with:

Assessment

Rationale:

The following actions should never be delegated to ancillary staff such as a patient care technician

Feeding an MRDD patient with a choking risk

Rationale:

The following should always be done regarding patient care:

Involve the client in their care

Rationale:

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