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Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment

Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination is the only review book on the market with a focus on prioritization and management of care—just like the current NCLEX Examination itself! The workbook’s unique approach establishes your foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. It offers unique preparation for the NCLEX Examination and effectively equips you to practice in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment.

Book, 256 Pages

Published: January 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09482-5


  • 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!


    Answer Key


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