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Time Management Skills for Nurses


 
Time Management Concept

It is not easy to be a nurse. It requires a lot of hard work, passion and dedication. The job of a nurse is very demanding. There are multiple kinds of stresses which a nurse goes through. This is the reason why a nurse is paid exceptionally well. For a nurse half of the battle is won if he or she starts to manage their time properly. There are different ways with the help of which a nurse can use effective time management skills. In this post we will discuss the time management skills for nurses and their benefits.

Set Your Watch Ahead

Young Woman Holding A Clock

For a nurse it is very important to be on time and in most of the cases, before time. If a nurse gets late not only patients suffer but she herself also suffers with stress and improved demands from the doctors and other medical staff. It has been noticed that those nurses who arrive early enjoy better working state as compared to those who arrive late.

 

Organize Your A-B-C List

Blank To Do List

Prioritizing one’s work always helps. For a nurse it saves a lot of time. Things get simpler and easier to do if a nurse plans and organizes his or her “to-do-list”. Patients and tasks can be prioritize in terms of A, B, C and so on, “A” being the most important. It is always helpful to note down important points related to the condition of the patients. A nurse gets to meet and deal a critical patient and to those as well, who can wait for some time before they really need the treatment.

 

Don’t delay

A Clock With The Words

There are tasks which are least wanted to done. Try to finish such tasks first, make sure they fall under critical zone as well. This helps a nurse to perform well rest of the day. Else, it is a possibility that the interest level might bog down and a nurse will get least interested in performing that task. Wrap it up first to enjoy the rest of the day with a smile and interest.

 

Note It Down

A Business Woman

Always focus on paper work. This helps a nurse to track her performance and productivity and if asked she can prove her performance in terms of black and white. Take some time out; for instance, fill up a chart after every 2 to 3 hours jotting down the points which are completed along with their results or remarks. Never try to leave the paperwork for the end of the day. Keep working on it simultaneously.

 

With Professional Focus on Personal Life as well

Business Life

Always focus on paper work. This helps a nurse to track her performance and productivity and if asked she can prove her performance in terms of black and white. Take some time out; for instance, fill up a chart after every 2 to 3 hours jotting down the points which are completed along with their results or remarks. Never try to leave the paperwork for the end of the day. Keep working on it simultaneously.

 

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