Iscuss your rationale for the way you have prioritized these tasks.

Lesson 4.3 Discussion Forum


Assume that you are the RN leader with one LPN and one CNA on the 7 AM a 3 PM shift an acute care hospital. The three of you are responsible for providing total care to 10 patients. Prioritize the following list of 10 things you need to accomplish this morning. Use a 1 for the first thing you will do and a 10 for the last. Be prepared to rationalize your prioritize.
__ Check medication cards/ sheets against the Kardex
__ Listen to the night shift report
__ Take brief walking rounds to assess the night shift report and to introduce yourself to patients
__ Hang four 0900 IV medications
__ Set up the schedule for breaks and lunch among your team members
__ Give 0845 preop on patient going to surgery at 0900
__ Pass 0830 breakfast trays
__ Meet with team members to plan schedule for the day and to clarify roles
__ Read charts of patients who are new to you
__ Check 0600 blood sugar lab results for 0730 insulin administration

Analysis
1. Discuss your rationale for the way you have prioritized these tasks.
2. What role has delegation played in the prioritization?
3. Are there alternative ways in which you can prioritize these tasks to meet the needs of your patients?
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