Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment 4th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0323498289


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Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination 4th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0323498289

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  • 360 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 4 edition (December 26, 2019)
  • Author(s): Linda A. LaCharity
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323498280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323498289


Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination, 4th Edition is the original and most popular NCLEX review book on the market focused exclusively on building prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills! Using a unique simple-to-complex approach, this best-selling text establishes your foundational knowledge of management of care, then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you transition to practice in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. This new edition features more than 60 pages of additional questions, a completely new pharmacology chapter and questions, a content re-alignment to match the latest National League for Nursing guidelines for delegation and patient assignment, increased inclusion of LGBTQ-related scenarios, updated infection control coverage, and much more!

Key Features

  • Answer keys offer a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment.
  • Interactive practice quizzing on Evolve allows you to create a virtually unlimited number of practice sessions in Study Mode or Exam Mode.
  • Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination’s management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX-RN® Examination.
  • Updated content throughout matches the latest evidence-based guidelines and treatment protocols.
  • Improved navigation and usability with color tabs on the edges of the book’s pages and with answers directly following each chapter.
  • UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills.


Table of Contents


Guidelines for Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment Decisions


1. Pain

2. Cancer

3. Immunologic Problems

4. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Problems

5. Safety and Infection Control

6. Respiratory Problems

7. Cardiovascular Problems

8. Hematologic Problems

9. Neurologic Problems

10. Visual and Auditory Problems

11. Musculoskeletal Problems

12. Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Problems

13. Diabetes Mellitus

14. Other Endocrine Problems

15. Integumentary Problems

16. Renal and Urinary Problems

17. Reproductive Problems

18. Problems in Pregnancy and Childbearing

19. Pediatric Problems

20. Pharmacology NEW!

21. Emergencies and Disasters

22. Psychiatric–Mental Health Problems


Case Study 1 – Chest Pressure, Indigestion, and Nausea

Case Study 2 – Dyspnea and Shortness of Breath

Case Study 3 – Multiple Clients on a Medical-Surgical Unit

Case Study 4 – Shortness of Breath, Edema, and Decreased Urine Output

Case Study 5 – Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Case Study 6 – Home Health

Case Study 7 – Spinal Cord Injury

Case Study 8 – Multiple Patients With Adrenal Gland Disorders

Case Study 9 – Multiple Clients With Gastrointestinal Problems

Case Study 10 – Multiple Patients With Pain

Case Study 11– Multiple Clients With Cancer

Case Study 12 – Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Case Study 13 – Head and Leg Trauma and Shock

Case Study 14 – Septic Shock

Case Study 15 – Heart Failure

Case Study 16 – Multiple Patients With Peripheral Vascular Disease

Case Study 17 – Respiratory Difficulty After Surgery

Case Study 18 – Long-Term Care

Case Study 19 – Pediatric Clients in Clinic and Acute Care Setting

Case Study 20 – Multiple Patients With Mental Health Disorders

Case Study 21 – Childbearing

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