Week 3: Prioritization Discussion Case Study
Review the following Prioritization Principles videos:
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as it relates to Prioritization
Priority ranking of patients:
Priority Setting Traps:
“Whatever hits first”
Managing time at work:
Coping with short short-staffing:
Assume that you are the Charge Nurse of a team with one LPN and one nursing assistant on the 7A-3P shift at 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.
Check MAR against the orders
Listen to night shift report from 0700-0720
Perform walking rounds to assess the night shift report and to introduce yourself to patients.
Hang four (4) 0900 IV medications
Set up the schedule for breaks and lunch among your team members
Give the 0845 pre-op on patient going to surgery at 0900
Pass the 0830 breakfast trays
Read the charts on new admissions that you are responsible for on the unit
Check 0600 blood glucose results for 0730 insulin administration
Consult with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to develop and/or revise patient plans of care
Now, create an initial discussion posting that provides the rationale for how your prioritized your day in relation to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Your initial posting must be completed by Wednesday, 3/17/2021 by 11:59 pm. On another day, you must respond to two of your classmates by Sunday, March 21/2021 by 11:59 pm.
Hägg-Martinell, A., Hult, H., Henriksson, P., & Kiessling, A. (2020). Nursing Students Learn to Handle Stress and to Prioritize in a Complex Context During Workplace Learning in Acute Internal Medicine Care – An Ethnographic Study. Advances in medical education and practice, 11, 21–30. https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S230476
Toney-Butler TJ, Thayer JM. Nursing Process. [Updated 2020 Jul 10]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. [Figure, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for…] Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499937/figure/article-26037.image.f1/