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Clinical Nursing Skills

What Should the Nurse Do?

Clinical Nursing SkillsWhat Should the Nurse Do?

What Should the Nurse Do?

Nurse Jai faced a challenging situation during their hectic shift at a bustling urban hospital. They were responsible for two patients in adjacent rooms, each with unique needs. Patient A, Mr. Johnson, had been admitted for hypertension and was considered high risk due to a history of fainting spells. He called the nursing station complaining of dizziness and asking for assistance.

As Nurse Jai was preparing to check on him, their attention was diverted when the UAP, Lisa, urgently approached them. Lisa whispered, “Nurse Jai, I think something’s wrong with Mrs. Rodriguez in the next room. She’s suddenly having trouble talking, and she looks really distressed.”

Now, Nurse Jai found themself in a critical decision-making moment. With two patients in immediate need, they had to weigh the urgency of the situations and determine what tasks to delegate and to whom.

1 .
What factors should Nurse Jai consider when deciding which tasks to delegate in this situation?
2 .
As Nurse Jai delegates tasks to the UAP, Lisa, what specific instructions should they provide to ensure the safety and well-being of both patients? How can they maintain open communication and collaboration with Lisa during this critical time?
3 .
Explain the potential consequences of delegating the wrong tasks or failing to delegate effectively in a high-stress, multitasking scenario like the one Nurse Jai is facing.
4 .
How does effective delegation contribute to the overall quality of patient care, and what are the potential consequences of inadequate delegation in a high-stress healthcare setting?

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