Complete this document either in Word or manually (and scanned) and place in the appropriate drop-box before the start of class (ex. If your class begins at 12:00 pm, submit no later than 11:59—If your class meets on Monday and Tuesday, both documents are submitted simultaneously). Both WYSK documents should be submitted prior to the first synchronous class of the week This must be completed in its entirety to receive the allotted participation points. All of this information is found in the PowerPoint presentations and assigned readings. You must be prepared to discuss this information during the synchronous class session. Format your submission: LastnameFirstinitial_Class1_WYSK.doc or .pdf

Take time and prepare these notes carefully (use a different color for responses, for example).  You are building a comprehensive study guide—you can build on these notes in class to supplement and enhance your learning.

Class 1 Week 1: What you should know

  1.  What is the definition of time management and what is included in someone who optimizes their time management?
  2. What are the major symptoms related to poor time management?
  3. What are the three basic evaluation steps into planning so that reprioritization can occur?
  4. Identify 5 relevant interventions that can be taken to mitigate internal/external time-wasting activities?
  5. Identify daily planning actions that can be taken to maximize time management?
  6. Describe the priority setting in clinical settings where decisions need to be made for patient care (As in ATI)
  7. Name three ways nurses establish priorities in nursing practice (as in ATI)
  8. Define and describe Time Management as a cyclic process

What you should know 2

 

  1. Identify specific strategies for successful delegation
  2. What does the NPA (Nurse practice act) contain as the essential elements regarding delegation (as in ATI)
  3. Describe the 5 rights of delegation—name them and define them
  4. Provide an example of each of the 5 rights of delegation
  5. Describe the criteria for delegation to an unlicensed assisted personnel (UAP)
  6. Name 5 tasks that are generally considered appropriate for delegation to UAPs
  7. Describe the reasons nurses will under delegate tasks.
  8. Describe the situations in which nurses will over delegate tasks
  9. Draw the decision tree created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) that is used to determine appropriate tasks for UAPs—(apply the example of obtaining a blood sugar value to this model to determine if that would be an appropriate task to delegate)
  10. Name the key differences between what roles and responsibilities exist for RNs and contrast that with those of LPNs
     

Chapter 9

Time Management

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Learning Objectives

1. Describe the importance of allowing adequate time for daily planning and priority setting (Text p 212)

2. Complete tasks according to the priority level they have been assigned whenever possible (Text p 212)

3. Build evaluation steps into planning so that reprioritization can occur (Text p 213)

4. Identify common internal and external time wasters as well as interventions that can be taken to reduce their impact (Text p 221-22)

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Learning Objectives

*Time Management (ATI p 5) (Text p 219 & 221)

*Time Management Cyclic Process (ATI p 7) (Text p 220)

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Time Management #1

Time management is making
optimal use of available time.

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Time Management #2

There is a close relationship between time management and stress.

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Time Management #3

There is a close relationship between time management and stress.

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Symptoms of Poor Time Management #1

Constant rushing

Caught in crisis mode

Fatigue or listlessness, “overwhelmed” feeling

constantly missing deadlines

Insufficient time for rest or personal relationships

Sense of being overwhelmed by demands and details

Having to do what you don’t want to, most of the time

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Symptoms of Poor Time Management #2

Two mistakes common in planning are underestimating the importance of a daily plan and not allowing adequate time for planning.

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Three Basic Steps in Time Management #1

Allow time for planning and establish priorities.

Complete the highest priority task whenever possible and finish one task before beginning another.

Reprioritize based on the remaining tasks and on new information that may have been received.

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Three Basic Steps in Time Management #2

Priority setting is perhaps the most critical skill in good time management because all actions we take have some type of relative importance.

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Chapter 20

Delegation

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Learning Objectives

1. Differentiate between assignment and delegation (ATI p 7-9) (Text 528 & 538)

2. Identify specific strategies that increase the likelihood of effective delegation (ATI p 8) (Text 530-32)

3. Describe delegation as a learned skill imperative to professional nursing practice –5 Rights of Delegation (ATI p 9-10) (Text p 529)

4. Delegate tasks using appropriate priority setting and personnel in specific situations (Text 535-540)

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Learning Objectives

* Delegating and Supervising/the health care team (ATI p 8) (Text p 530-31)

5. Differentiate between tasks that should and should not be delegated to licensed and unlicensed personnel based on skill and education level as well as individual state scope of practice guidelines (ATI p 8) (Text 538-39)

6. Identify common causes of underdelegation, overdelegation, and improper delegation as well as strategies to overcome these delegation errors (Text 533-34)

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Learning Objectives

7. Provide adequate information and authority to others to successfully complete delegated tasks (Text 529 & 531)

8. Identify factors that must be considered when determining what tasks can be safely delegated to subordinates (Text p 539)

9. Determine whether delegation to an unlicensed worker is appropriate in a specific situation, using a decision tree by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) or a State Board of Nursing (Text p 539)

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Definitions of Delegation #1

Getting work done through others

Directing the performance of one or more people to accomplish organizational goals

Giving someone else the authority to complete a task or

action on your behalf

Transferring or handing

off to a competent

individual, the authority

to perform a task/activity

in a specific setting/situation

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Definitions of Delegation #2

Delegation should be used for assigning routine tasks and tasks for which the manager does not have time. It is also appropriate as a tool for problem solving, changes in the manager’s own job emphasis, and building capability in subordinates.

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Strategies for Successful Delegation #1

Plan ahead.

Identify necessary skill and education leve