Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment

Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination

By

  • Linda LaCharity, PhD, RN, Accelerated Program Director and Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Candice Kumagai, RN, MSN, Formerly, Instructor in Clinical Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • Barbara Bartz, RN, MN, CCRN, Nursing Instructor, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, Washington

The only NCLEX review book on the market with a focus on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment - just like the current NCLEX Examination itself! Using a unique simple-to-complex approach, Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination, 3rd Edition establishes your foundational knowledge in management of care, then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-11343-4


Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Guidelines for Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment Decisions
PART TWO: PRIORITIZATION, DELEGATION, AND ASSIGNMENT IN COMMON HEALTH SCENARIOS
1. Pain
2. Cancer
3. Immunologic Problems
4. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Problems
5. Safety and Infection Control EXPANDED!
6. Respiratory Problems
7. Cardiovascular Problems
8. Hematologic Problems
9. Neurologic Problems
10. Visual and Auditory Problems
11. Musculoskeletal Problems
12. Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Problems
13. Diabetes Mellitus Now covered in a separate chapter!
14. Other Endocrine Problems
15. Integumentary Problems
16. Renal and Urinary Problems
17. Reproductive Problems
18. Problems in Pregnancy and Childbearing
19. Pediatric Problems NEW!
20. Emergencies and Disasters
21. Psychiatric-Mental Health Problems NEW!
PART THREE: 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 - Multiple Clients on a Medical-Surgical Unit
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
Case Study 19 - Multiple Pediatric Clients in a Clinic Setting
Case Study 20 - Multiple Patients with Mental Health Disorders
Case Study 21 - Childbearing

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