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Nursing FYS/FIG: TIME MANAGEMENT
Transcript of Nursing FYS/FIG: TIME MANAGEMENT
what is the most efficient way for me to fulfill all these tasks within a certain amount of time?
Here is something small...
Managing time effectively does not stop once you finish nursing school. As a licensed nurse, you will be expected to both physically & mentally devise an organized plan of action by the hour for each patient.
Common Failures in Time Management
what hinders good time management?
lack of awareness of time
lack of evaluation
Tools for Time Management
Internal vs External Distractions
Mock 12-hour Shift
On a final note ...
If you had $3, 153, 600 & you had to spend every single cent, how would you spend it?
Remmers, D. (2010). No Limits: Foundations and Strategies for College Success. Plymouth, MI. Hayden-McNeil Publishing.
as a PRE-NURSING STUDENT
have your syllabus available as reference!
be consistent with using your time management tool of choice
consider extra time for studying for class (3 hours/1 hour)
set "false deadlines" a week or a few days ahead of certain due dates
make it a habit to document every task of the day, including minor duties like supper or brushing your teeth
negative self talk
5 step program to
good time management
1. wake up early
2. eat a balanced breakfast
3. plan the day ahead
5. proceed & execute accordingly
You are the day nurse coming in and receiving report from the night nurse.
Mr. Snorman, 55 years old, was admitted to the ICU for monitoring after suffering a
the previous day. His vital signs are
heart rate 110, respirations 22, blood pressure 130/80, temperature 98 degrees
. He is under constant heart monitoring. He is also a
type 2 diabetic with poorly controlled blood sugar
. He has had a history of hospitalizations related to very low blood sugar and insulin overdose. As part of his plan of care, you are to monitor his heart rhythm and maintain his blood sugars. He is now under your care.
1. change-of-shift report
2. morning assessment
3. insulin due at 1000
4. call pharmacy for newly ordered medication
5. end-of-shift report
6. afternoon assessment
7. medication due at 1200
8. blood glucose check at 0900
9. teach patient about diabetic diet
10. evening assessment
11. insulin due at 1600
12. blood glucose check at 1500
notify health care provider
re-assess and repear
On a sheet of paper, draw a line and label with times as shown below ...
write down the NUMBER next to each task in order of when you would see that patient or perform that procedure (some tasks may only occur at certain times!)