How to Organize a Nursing Shift: Nutshell (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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    00:01 Some important things to note for shift organization is guys start planning at the beginning of your shift.

    00:09 So if we start planning now after bedside shift report, this will help make our day much smoother and we can get those tasks done and stay ahead.

    00:18 A lot of times I'll see nurses, no offense to those, they go down to breakfast during their shift and then they're way far behind for the rest of it.

    00:26 So be diligent about your time with your patients and how you plan your day.

    00:32 Don't forget as well to cluster your care.

    00:35 Remember, an example would be, I go to give meds, I forgot the med cup, I've got an injection to give, then I have to run back to the med room to get an alcohol pad for clean guys that is wasting a lot of time.

    00:47 So think ahead and make sure you cluster your care whenever possible.

    00:52 And lastly, guys expect the unexpected.

    00:56 I almost laugh when I say this, I've been a nurse for a long time and every time I think the day is gonna go smooth, something happens.

    01:04 The best advice I can give you is start planning early on your shift.

    01:08 Try to stay ahead of your tasks and your shift will go much more smoothly.

    01:13 Thank you for watching.

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    The lecture How to Organize a Nursing Shift: Nutshell (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN is from the course How to Organize a Nursing Shift.

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Begin planning at the start of their shift.
    2. Cluster care throughout their shift.
    3. Make adjustments to their plan as unexpected events occur.
    4. Have the nursing assistant personnel (NAP) hand out medications to save time.

    Author of lecture How to Organize a Nursing Shift: Nutshell (Nursing)

     Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

    Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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