hello hello my friend Christina here with nursingschoolofsuccess.com and today in this video we are talking about one of the nursing principles that you’ve got to know in nursing school Maslow’s hierarchy of needs you may or may not have heard of it before so we’re gonna break it all down today in this video so really the biggest I would say the largest importance for you needed to know this is for nursing school exams and of course clinical so when I was in nursing school I really really really struggled with answering nursing school questions it’s like rewiring your brain right you need to know what the best answer is and choose it among the sea of correct answers yeah I gotta pick the best best one so here’s where Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is really really nice I actually did not know about this principle in nursing school a RN she was in the RN program a gal told me about it she’s like okay when you’re answering nursing school questions you have to use this especially when it comes to nursing priority questions so Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a tiered kind of looks like the u.s. food pyramid the old one where you have like your carbs or bread on the bottom like the largest portion on the bottom and then it kind of goes up from there you got like sugar and fats on the top so something like that so Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is similar to that where you have your first priority listed on the bottom so it’s kind of a pyramid so your first priority on the bottom now that is physiological needs so physiological needs come first now the second tier is safety needs so safety needs come second the third tier is love and belonging the fourth tier is self esteems like confidence and things like how you feel about yourself self esteem needs and then the last year the final tier is self-actualization we’re just like moral you know how you feel morally how what you feel your purpose in life is things like that so – the highest here so in nursing and when you’re answering nursing priority questions in nursing school on your nursing school exams your number one priority your number one priority is that first your that bottom tier of physiological needs now I’m gonna throw in here a second nursing principle that also really really ties into this and this is the ABCs you may or may not have heard that before we actually do have a whole nother video on it I will link to that down below in the description on the replay I don’t think it’s there right now but I will link to that on the replay and also put a card somewhere or those pop up on the sides for the replay later so the ABCs these listings for airway breathing and circulation so these are really your top priorities for your patients in nursing school as a nurse at clinical and on your nursing school exams so of course we want to make sure that our patients have a clear airway that their airway is clear that they can breathe this is called a patent airway of the times I know that word kind of throws students off patent just means that it’s clear it’s open that air can move back and forth so that’s a patent airway so make sure that their airway is clear that they are breathing their lungs are able to get oxygen and get carbon dioxide out that they’re able to do gas exchange and breathe and then the third principle of the ABCs is circulation make sure that their blood is circulating now this is really important these three things obviously these this is that bottom tier of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pathophysiological things are not pathophysiological sorry physiological needs the ABCs those that is part of that physiological need category this is your first priority because if your patient is does not have a clear airway if they cannot breathe and if their blood is about circulating girlfriend’s like they’re you you really shouldn’t be focusing on anything else that is that is life or death right there we need to fix those three things first before we can move on to everything else on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs moving on to those safety needs the love and belonging that connectedness with other people I think we don’t I think of course I care about that stuff but I am NOT gonna be super worried about that stuff until I make sure that they are breathing fine and their blood is circulating and that their airway is clear you see what I’m saying so that’s kind of where Maslow’s hierarchy really ties into those ABCs that other nursing principle so those two are really really intertwined amazos hierarchy of needs and then the ABCs so those ABCs again

stands for airway breathing and circulation so make sure their airway is patent that it’s clear air is able to move in and out if they’re breathing fine they’re getting that gas exchange and their lungs all is functioning well with that and that their blood is circulating throughout their body now safety needs thats so that to sum up again the ABCs is part of that first tier of moslems hierarchy physiological needs now that second tier that I mentioned is safety needs now this is I personally for me I kind of like intermix the two I mean obviously we want our patients to be safe and I think that those ABCs really do fall into safety as well like that safety category but here for safety needs from Maslow’s hierarchy they do separate them out so safety needs a nursing I’m gonna say that it’s more like making sure that they have their call light you know when you leave the room at clinical make sure your patient always has their calling that the bed is lowered you know you didn’t keep their bed raised at all add they’re not gonna let you know fall off of the bed you know if their risk for Falls you know that you’ve got their room laid out correctly so they’re not gonna trip over any rugs or like you know rugs a hospital room ER or whatever room they’re in IV tubing you know make sure that their IV tubing is clear that that it’s not like wrapped around anything crazy and they’re not gonna like trip over it or you know anything like that or you know get tangled up in it or caught in it and their oxygen tubing same thing that it’s not you know in some weird funky position so those are all kind of safety things there’s no needles around you know that you’re always putting oh he’s routing your needles in the sharps container so there’s no you know needles are you know you just know don’t do that nothing don’t leave nails crowd in your patients room come on guys so that’s that’s part of safety needs so your patient’s safety make sure that they are safe you know when you leave the room always always make sure that that is lowered colleagues for then reach all of them now that third tier of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is love and belonging so now after you’ve got their physiological needs taken care of and their safety needs taken care of now this next here is their connectedness to other people their love and belonging needs so this is you know for nursing students and nurses where we do patient education or this is where you sit and listen to them you know get feel connected to them this is their kind of you know relational this is kind of that relational tier so making sure that that they really have healthy relationships in their life so this could be probably is probably part of your psychiatric rotation in nursing school or when you’re always using those psychiatric skills you know the psychological skills you know active listening making sure that you keep eye contact things like that that you’re developing connections with your patients and making sure that they also have healthier relationships with people around them so that when they go home they can you know leave healthier then where when they were admitted into the hospital or on your floor in your clinical facility see and I’m saying so health for a patient health for anybody is really we’re going more holistic it’s not just about the physiological needs and the the disease are disorder we actually want to make sure that they they do they have healthier relationships with other people in all aspects of their life now the next tier of the Maslow’s hierarchy is self esteem this is kind of the same thing you know you want to make sure that you are actively listening to them this this is kind of around a lot of patient education and just really just sitting and talking with them as as time is available so self-esteem needs is when you just want to kind of assess how confident they are you know seeing um how you can help in that way so the self-esteem is you know how how do they feel about themselves how you know are they you know I’m thinking of you know like teenagers these days you know if you’re on a pediatric floor and you have kids you know how are they how are they feeling about themselves like you when you when we think self-esteem I guess do you think I think more of teenagers um especially teenage girls I know I was like totally not confident I was a teenager so I I don’t know I just kind of think of that so that’s kind of what this tier of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is talking about it’s that confidence how does the patient feel about themselves so I guess I can kind of put it this way to you for nursing school and at nursing clinicals it’s really important that a patient have confidence in themselves because we want to make sure that they’re following their plan of care and if a patient is not

confident and their ability to do that they’re not confident with themselves they have doubts about kind of life in general then they might have some trepidation or some concerns about following their plan of care so we want to just make sure that they are actually learning actually understanding what we’re teaching them as a nursing students and those nurses so that’s kind of that that’s here and how that fits in now the last part of muscles is self actualization where a patient a person would want to live a morally aligned lifestyle with integrity based on you know their moral compass having a purpose in life everyone wants to have a purpose in life you know this is where we got into that spiritual aspect with God and you know those things for for a patient how do they’re connected with connectedness with God and that you know how they feel their purpose in life is and if they are actually aligned with that in integrity with their clear purpose and their moral compass in life so that’s that self-actualization tear that’s kind of that highest year so you know the state kind of the same thing with the other tears that we talked about just making sure that you’re assessing your patient where they at do they feel like they’re out of alignment with those things in their life same thing with what I had said before if they are out of alignment they might not have a very good grasp on following their plan of care so you you need to assess you always need to be a SAS thing you always need to be educating our patients so those are really two of the huge huge huge huge huge they exactly do as nursing students and as nurses is of course assessing and educating so just making sure that they are able to follow their plan of care so whatever is going on with them we need to do education around that and make sure that they can stick with it as they go home so that they can then leave your clinical facility better than when they came not only physiologically and with the disorders or disease that they’re going through but also in all other aspects of their life so that’s really where you come in and making sure that you’re listening and you know making sure that you’re you know taking the time to sit with them and actively listen and make those connections with them that’s that third tier of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is that love and belonging that connectedness makes sure that they have healthy relationships not only with you but with other people in their life and so really those those last three the love and belonging the self esteem and the self-actualization those are not things that we really deal with on say like a med-surg floor really we are more focused on those physiological needs and the safety needs of course because that’s you know kind of what they’re there for is to get healthy physiologically in the leave but as nurses as a nursing students we really want to look at the whole person so that’s where Maslow’s hierarchy of needs really comes in we want to make sure that we’re holistic care as much as possible so I hope this helps to sum up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and its purpose for you in nursing school like I said at physiological means really really really tie into the ABCs so airway breathing and circulation make sure their pig airway is patent meaning that it’s open and clear B for breathing and making sure that they can breathe air in an out gas exchange all that good stuff and then C for circulation that their blood is able to pump through their body and circulate through their body and you know get all those all those nutrients they’re at a low blood so ABCs that’s another nursing principle that really goes hand-in-hand with mouths hierarchy of needs then safety needs making sure that you know they don’t have any IVs tubing or oxygen tubing anywhere else there anywhere crazy that they’re not gonna trip over anything they’re not gonna fall out of bed you know making sure they are taking all the precautions that need to be taken with that particular patient now love and belonging needs is that third tier assessing and educating them on their connectedness with other people how they feel about other people you know how are their relationships with those people around them their family and friends and things like that self-esteem needs how is their confidence you know do they have confidence in themselves how can you help them with that and then self-actualization as well as kind of having that purpose in life their connectedness with God connectedness with with what what their goals are in life what they’re you know making sure that they’re aligned with their vision and what they really what their purpose in life is I think it really just comes

down to that so those kind of three the last three tiers that love and belonging self esteem and self-actualization those are really more making sure that you’re assessing your patient to see where they’re at and teaching them doing education on how they can make that better for themselves so that is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs on how it relates to nursing school now when you’re taking nursing exams you will always look at the question that they’re asking in that nursing exam question and choose the answer that is the highest priority typically I mean look at look at the question and make sure that you’re actually reading the question right oftentimes it will ask you what you will do first okay what’s your first priority what’s your first action what’s your initial action so all of those kind of phrases but your first action what’s your initial action you know what what’s the first action the nurse would take so those questions are asking you what are you gonna do first and this is where you really need to think back here to this video to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs where you’re gonna solve physiological needs first safety needs second then love and belonging self esteem and self-actualization that is the tier and that is the that is the flow element of Maslow’s hierarchy and that’s why it’s so important cuz we do want to solve physiological needs first and then safety needs and then everything else after that so when you’re answering nursing exam questions make sure that you are solving physiological needs first so take a look at those answers what they include in there in those answers and see if there is a answer that has something to do with physiological needs whose ABCs airway breathing circulation and or safety needs so making sure that the patient is safe their environments safe and that they’re in a safe place so because most often than not that will be the correct answer it just makes sure that you’re solving those physiological needs first or safety needs first some make sense I hope all this is clicking for you so not as that if you need more practice or help with answering nursing exam questions oh my goodness do I have the best resource for you what’s the nclex-rn mastery app girlfriend I used it all through nursing school I just had it on my phone and you literally it’s set up so so cool because it was set up basically how my classes were set up like fundamentals cardiac respiratory all those things like med surg they had all the categories like the body systems so I would just literally go through click a category and then I would answer questions they just have like thousands of questions in there for those categories so I would I would just click on the category and then go through the questions like before I took an exam that way this is really two things not only does it solidify the information in your mind but it also helps you kind of rewire your brain like I said earlier with how to answer these and click style questions because nursing school questions are tough the nursing exam questions are super difficult because there is one best answer in a sea of all the correct answer is they’re all correct but you need to choose the best one so that’s why this AB I think is super super helpful at least it helped me a ton it’s called the NCLEX-RN Mastery App there is an affiliate link down below in the description just a little disclaimer here if you do decide to purchase this app through my link I will receive a small commission no additional cost you at all you know that I just love love love it and I am NOT sketchy or anything so of course I would never ever recommend anything that I didn’t love totally and hold dear to my heart so you know that that yes this has my full backing it did help me through nursing school I loved it so I just hadn’t oh I felt like you said and I literally just like walked through these questions before I took exams or as I was studying to really help me understand the information better and then also just get used to answering nursing school questions it is so invaluable because that is one of the biggest hurdles in nursing school is just what we’re talking about here answering nursing exam questions using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs using the ABCs using these nursing principles to answer with nursing exam questions so I hope that app helps there is a link down below to that you actually do get 20% off if you use my affiliate link through buying it individually and then there is a 50% off group discount which is fabulous so if you have ten or more people it’s part of a group y’all get 50

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