Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in LPN/LVN Nursing

By Linda A. LaCharity, PhD, RN, Candice K. Kumagai, MSN, RN and Shirley M. Hosler, MSN, RN
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  • UNIQUE! Three-part organization first establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises with health scenarios of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills.
  • Evidence-based guidelines and treatment protocols reflect the latest research studies and best practices.
  • Variety of question types and case studies prepare you for the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® exam's new question formats and new focus on critical thinking.
  • Practice quizzes on the Evolve website include all of the book's questions and allow you to create a virtually unlimited number of practice sessions or tests in Study Mode or Exam Mode.
  • Focus on coordinated care addresses the NCLEX-PN's heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment.

Build the skills needed to apply prioritization, delegation, and assignment concepts to nursing practice! Providing a solid foundation in coordinated care, Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in LPN/LVN Nursing uses practical exercises to prepare you for the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® (NGN) examination and to boost your job readiness. It helps you develop clinical judgment skills by guiding you through patient care scenarios progressing from common to complex. NGN-style questions are included in the book, and the Evolve website allows you to answer all of the book's questions in interactive Study or Exam mode. Written by a team of noted educators led by Linda A. LaCharity, this text helps LPNs and LVNs apply decision-making concepts in many different settings.

ISBN 9780323779166
Author Information By Linda A. LaCharity, PhD, RN, Formerly, Accelerated Program Director and Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Candice K. Kumagai, MSN, RN, Formerly, Instructor in Clinical Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas and Shirley Hosler, MSN, RN, Adjunct Faculty, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Table of Content


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

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

Publication Date 03-05-2022
Pages 350
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
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