Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition


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.

  • The only workbook available that provides in-depth practice with prioritization, delegation, and assignment questions similar to those you’ll see on the NCLEX Examination, including questions in alternate item formats

  • Unique three-part organization that (1) equips you with foundational skills to make sound decisions, then helps you apply those skills (2) in straightforward scenarios and (3) then in complex health scenarios

  • In-depth Answer Key at the back of the book that provides not only the correct answer but also a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question, whether prioritization, delegation, supervision, or patient assignment.
  • Expanded content focus to include psychiatric/mental health, OB/maternity, and pediatrics along with med-surg areas

  • New chapters on infection control and obstetrics and maternity

  • Greater emphasis on questions involving core body systems and related health problems, such as diabetes and cancer, to best prepare you for the conditions you are most likely to encounter on the NCLEX Examination and in clinical practice

  • Four new unfolding cases addressing long-term care, pediatrics, psychiatric/mental health nursing, and OB/maternity

  • Additional emphasis on medication safety equips you to take appropriate actions to prevent or remediate medication errors

  • Multiple-select questions revised to include at least 5 response choices each, keeping you up to date with the full range of NCLEX Examination item formats

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

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


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