A Quality nursing is a back bone for any health organization. In delivering a quality care to the patient the nurses should be efficient and must be skillful in prioritizing the care according the needs of the patient. A priority is something that is important than anything else at a given time. On a busy nursing unit, priorities may include patient, team or organizational needs. For this reason setting priorities is unique to each patient or situation. On a daily basis in the clinical area, nurses work in a complex, dynamic and uncertain situation in attending to their patient needs. Throughout 24 hours of daily cycle of shift work, the nurses has task to hand over of patient status and progress to another nurse and attend to the patients immediate if the patient called. Each nurse will look after several patients for the duration of the shift that there might be new unfinished, competing or conflicting patients’ needs for care occurring simultaneously. In order to deliver and excellent care to the patient nurses should be competent to prioritize the needs of patient by assessing the most important and necessary care to the patient. Priority setting based on assessment is highlighted as a skill that many nurses may lack (Hendry and Walker, 2004).
An effective good nurse will understand the importance of prioritizing their patients care by understanding what responsibilities need to be taken care of, and which patients come first in the order of care. An effective method has been identify and been helpful in prioritize the patients that is called as Maslow Hierarchy of Needs, this tools provides each nurses with a priority of client care needs organized to provide the best care to your client directed toward preventing any type of harm. Maslow Hierarchy of Need is ranked based on the highest and lowest priorities.. Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory of motivation and personality developed by the psychologist Abraham H. Maslow...
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