Prioritization / Delegation QuestionDifficulty
You have a patient abdominal pain. You are triaging the patient and reviewing the medical history. What condition would cause this patient to move up considerably in priority?...
You have a patient with abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. What statement by the patient makes you think the patient may have Trichinosis?...
You have a patient with Torticollis, what is the priority nursing intervention for this patient?...
You are a community health nurse, educating the public on Lyme’s disease. What is the most important information to give to these patients?...
You have a patient with Beta Thalessemia. Which complicating diagnosis is concerning for this patient?...
You have a patient who has stepped on a rusty nail. They would prefer to not have any medications if possible. Which medication is very important for them to have?...
You are grabbing medications for your patients. Which patient will need to receive a tetanus shot?...
If a patient has cystic fibrosis, which diagnosis is the most concerning for them?...
You have a patient in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). What is the priority for treatment for this patient?...
The nursing assistant asks if there is anything they can do for you. Which task should you give the nursing assistant?...
You are about to discharge a patient to go home. Among the tasks you have to do, which task should you not delegate to your nursing assistant?...
You have a patient who is coughing so hard their chest hurts. The patient is holding their chest and asking for pain medications. What is the priority for this patient?...
You are the triage nurse and have four patients in the waiting room with one bed open in the ED. All patients ABCs are intact and their vital signs are within normal limits. Which patient is the priority to bring back?...
You are the triage nurse and have four patients in the waiting room with one bed open in the ED. Which patient is the priority to bring back?...
A new patient just arrived to your room. They have been admitted for a NON-STEMI. The patient is on heparin and they have blood pressure medications, and a coagulation blood draw due. The patient is asking for a blanket and pain meds for the chest pain that just started. What is the priority task?...
You have a patient who is coming into the emergency room for RLQ pain. The patient is talking to you and sits up straight on the stretcher and says, “Thats weird, my stomach stopped hurting.” What is the number one conern right now?...
You have a patient who is going to the CT scanner and they have pulmonary edema. When you lay the patient flat they turn blue and are gasping for air. What is the priority for this patient?...
You have a patient who has been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. The patient has been placed on a heparin drip. You are tasked with walking the patient. While walking the patient, the patient falls. What is the number one concern for this patient at this time?...
You are preparing to give a patient their medications. Which medication needs to be given before other meds?...
The nursing assistant asks if there is anything they can do for you. Which task should you give the nursing assistant?...