The Importance Of Being A Registered Nurse Prioritizing Between Patients

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As a Registered Nurse prioritizing between patients is crucial. The nursing process steps will be implemented with each patient the nurse has. In these scenarios, I will prioritize my patient by who is more critical and then by which poses the most risk. The cardiac patient will have priority being that he is one-day post-op. Then my elderly patient who is confused that is trying to get out of the bed, and then I would assess the Crohn 's patient after my assessment I can delegate the patient to the LPN, which will free up my time and wait for the newly admitted cardiac patient.
As a registered nurse dealing with my patient that is one-day post-op from a cardiac surgery on a morphine PCA pump is my first priority. This patient has the higher risk of complications after surgery; therefore, frequent monitoring is needed. The RN has to monitor and document the patient 's heart rate and blood pressure. According to Dogenges,"hypertension can place stress on suture lines of new grafts and changing blood flow/pressure with heart chambers and across valves with increased risk for various complications (97)" In any event the patient 's blood pressure
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When prioritizing the Registered nurse has to determine which patient will be cared for depending on the urgency of the patient. According to Potter, "priorities help you to anticipate and sequence nursing interventions when a patient has multiple nursing diagnosis and collaborative problems (237)." Sometimes a patient condition can decline and this will put that patient at a higher priority. Communication is very important when the delegator passes on the task to the delegate because it needs to be within the scope of practice for which the task is being passed down. The delegate needs to fully understand what she is being asked to do, because a failure to care for the patient properly may result in legal action or harm to the

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