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Transcript of Time Management
Maternity & Children's Hospital
Nursing Quality Representative
Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose
Good time habits can enable us to achieve a more balanced life, with adequate time and energy for work, home, family, self.
What is TIME MANAGEMENT?
Strategies to Plan Effective Use of
Read inspirational quotes every day
Set a goal,
and post on
Establish priorities among those goals and objectives.
Buy your favorite candy
> A-B-C Analysis
> Pareto analysis
> Time Management Matrix
> Recognize That You're
> Work Out WHY You're
Do Not PROCASTINATE
Decide on desired goals, separating them into optimal and reasonable outcomes.
( S-M-A-R-T )
Learn To Say
" NO "
Wish for it
Dream of it
Say it again
Misconceptions about Time Management
Progress toward achieving your personal and professional goals, you need available time. Nothing can be done when you’re out of time.
Managing time well can prevent much of the stress we are subject to.
Effective management of time, will automatically increase your productivity.
What is time
Understand Time management & its
Describe strategies to plan effective use
What are the time wasters?
How to apply time management
strategies to the reality of delivering
effective nursing care.
is the MOST VALUABLE resource
we all have
--- every one
gets the same amount everyday
Once passed, is gone forever
Time management is the art of arranging, organizing, scheduling, and budgeting one’s time for the purpose of generating more effective work and productivity.
“Time management is nothing but common sense.”
“I work best under pressure.”
“I use an appointment calendar and a to-do list. Isn’t that good enough?”
“I’m a spontaneous person. Time management will take all of the fun out of life.”
Set date to do later
1. Interruptions we face during the day
2. Being a slave on the telephone
3. Unexpected/Unwanted visitors
4. Needless reports/Junk mail
5. Meetings without agenda
2. Afraid to Delegate
3. Not Wanting to Say “NO”
4. Low Self-Esteem
5. Problems With ObjecTives/Priorities
1. Manage of patient load according
to the care the patient needs.
" PATIENT ACUITY & CONDITION"
2. Recognice setting traps, time wasters
and try to avoid them.
3. Rank your patient, complete the most
difficult first-" ONE THING AT A TIME"
USE THE METHODS
T I P S & IDEAS
Be effective and efficient
Ask for help ( Head Nurse / Charge Nurse )
Involve patient & family in care
DO it right the first time
Plan & anticipate patient needs
Gather all equipments
A Day In A Life of a
Apply for Effective Nursing Care?
DO IT NOW
D - Divide and Conquer
O - Organize materials
I- Ignore interruptions
T- Take Time to learn
how to do things
N - Now, dont PROCASTINATE !
O - Opportunity Knocking
W - Watch for time gobblers
A B C D
Absolutely Must Be Done
Time based tasks
Other need it for their job
Present of Risk or Hazard
Documentation / Paperworks
Better Sooner than Later
Can wait for a little bit
Will save time and effort
Must be completed this shift
Can wait till later
No time frame attached
Time based for later in a day
Next day prepareation
Do Not Worry About It
Does not affect patient care
Should get done but not essential
D E L E G A T E !!!
Why Nurses does not want to Delegate???
They want to own the task
Control the situation
How to delegate???
BY LAW of SCOPE of PRACTICE
Best for the Patient
Will it be done on time or in time?
Why nurses should
You cant do it all
Be clear to expectations
Support & Communicate
Give credit & Praises
0900 H -1100 H
1130 - 1330H
Thorough Patient Assessments
Check and verify chart and MAR for new order
Administer any STAT order,extract blood sample
Electronic Medication register, Receive Patient Admission
Continue Charting ( be mindful of times and procedure
and treatment done )
Collect medication trolley and check for completeness
Vital signs & Medication Administration
Vital signs assessment
Administer Noon meds
Check meals are provided
Follow up laboratory report
Check all patient and add clinical notes as
INITIAL PATIENT VISIT
Initial patient assessment
Start to think about priorities
> Review of new pertinent new information
> Patient and Unit Hand Over
> Admission Discharges Register
30 MINUTES UNIT OVERVIEW
Make sure patient are breathing without any immediate needs
Thorough assessment ( Head to Toe )
Check Vital signs ( make sure to log in patient file ) Lab results availability
Preparation for any Radiological procedure
Preparation for MD daily rounds
Initial Nurses notes charting
End of the line
Double check IVF, I & O, check chart,
complete Nurses' Notes and all relevent
data, HAND -OFF patient & unit