It's my job as a nurse to prioritize who is provided care first.
I don't feel well... There is a hard lump behind my knee that is warm to the touch.
That is as easy as 123.
Always prioritize care provided with the acronym... ABC. Airway, Breathing, Circulation.
The Doctor said I am priority #1.
I'm so glad I was able to recognize a compromised circulatory system is a life threatening condition.
Prioritization in Nursing: As two patients enter the hospital, it is the nurse's responsibility to determine who requires immediate care based upon subjective and objective assessment.
Prioritization in Nursing: Both patients require medical attention. Who will you see first? Based on the assessment data the patient of first prioritization would be compromised circulation.
Prioritization in Nursing: When prioritizing care patients with compromised Airway, Breathing, or Circulation need to be seen first because if a patient is not able to maintain their ABC's they will be in a life-threatening situation.