Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment, Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination , 2nd Edition

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment

2nd Edition Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination

By Linda LaCharity, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Candice K. Kumagai, RN, MSN, Instructor in Clinical Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Rewriter/Editor, Forte Science Communications, Tokyo, Japan and Barbara Bartz, RN, MN, CCRN, Nursing Instructor, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA

Part 1: Introduction

Guidelines for Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment Decisions

Part 2: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Common Health Scenarios

1. Pain

2. Cancer 

3. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Problems 

4. Immunologic Problems

5. Infection Control NEW!

6. Respiratory Problems

7. Cardiovascular Problems

8. Hematologic Problems

9. Neurologic Problems

10. Visual and Auditory Problems

11. Musculoskeletal Problems

12. Gastrointestinal/Nutritional Problems

13. Diabetes Mellitus and Endocrine Problems

14. Integumentary Problems

15. Renal/Urinary Problems

16. Reproductive Problems

17. Obstetrics and Maternity NEW!

18. Emergencies and Disasters   

Part 3: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Complex Health Scenarios

Case Study 1: Chest Pressure, Indigestion, Nausea, and Vomiting

Case Study 2: Dyspnea and Shortness of Breath

Case Study 3: A Nursing Team Leader Caring for Multiple Clients

Case Study 4: Shortness of Breath, Edema, and Decreased Urine Output

Case Study 5: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Case Study 6: Home Health

Case Study 7: Spinal Cord Injury

Case Study 8: Multiple Patients with Adrenal Gland Disorders

Case Study 9: Multiple Clients with Gastrointestinal Problems

Case Study 10: Multiple Patients with Pain

Case Study 11: Multiple Clients with Cancer

Case Study 12: Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Case Study 13: Head and Leg Trauma and Shock

Case Study 14: Septic Shock

Case Study 15: Heart Failure

Case Study 16: Multiple Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease

Case Study 17: Respiratory Difficulty after Surgery

Case Study 18: Long-Term Care NEW!

Case Study 19: Multiple Pediatric Clients in a Clinic Setting NEW!

Case Study 20: Multiple Patients with Psychiatric Disorders NEW!

Case Study 21: Obstetrics NEW!


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