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Registered Nurse (RN)
Professional Standards of Nursing
Prioritizing Care

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Professional Standards of Nursing | Registered Nurse (RN) School Study Aid

Prioritizing Care
5 Picmonics to Learn | 14 mins
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Physiological Needs
Oxygen, Water, Nutrition
Body temperature, Elimination, Shelter, Sexual Expression
Safety and Security
Physical Safety
Physiological Safety
Love and Belonging
Affection and Companionship
Self Respect and Respect for Others
Self Actualization
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2 mins
Airway, Breathing, Circulation (ABC's)
Airway Assessment
Changed Sound of Voice
"See-saw" Respirations
Breathing Assessment
Normal Respiratory Rate: 12–20 Breaths/Min
Use of Accessory Muscles in Respiration
Circulation Assessment
Color of Hands and Digits
Normal Capillary Refill Time (CRT): 2 Seconds
Decreased LOC
Initial ‘Look, Listen and Feel” Assessment
Emergency Treatment
Prioritization in Exam Questions
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5 mins
Guidelines for Prioritizing
First-level priority problems
Airway, Breathing, Circulation (ABCs)
Second-level Priority Problems
Mental Status Change
Acute Pain
Acute Urinary Elimination Problems
Untreated Medical Problems
Abnormal Laboratory Values
Risk of Infection, Safety or Security
Third-Level Priority Problems
Long-Term Treatments
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2 mins
The Nursing Process
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2 mins
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Adults
Steps Before CPR
Scan Scene
Activate Emergency Response System
Check For Breathing (Max 10 Seconds)
Open Airway
Compressions, Airway, Breathing (CAB)
Compressions: 2 Inches Deep (100-120 Compressions/Min)
Airway: Ensure Airway is Still Open
Breathing: Administer 2 Rescue Breaths
Repeat C-A-B Sequence (30:2) Until Help Arrives
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3 mins

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