Ch 3: The Role of Attention in Time Management

About This Chapter

When working to improve time management skills, one aspect that nurses should be aware of is the role of attention. These corporate training resources will go over key topics on how attention can affect time management in the workplace.

The Role of Attention in Time Management - Chapter Summary

Given the importance of time management in the nursing profession, nurses can watch the video lessons contained in this chapter to learn how attention can be used to improve time management skills. These lessons will go over topics such as:

  • Selective attention
  • The impact of different tasks on attention
  • Benefits of multitasking
  • Self-regulation theory
  • The processes and advantages of delegation within teams

Each lesson contains assessment questions that can be used ensure that employees have accurately understood the main points from the lesson. Once a nurse has finished the chapter, he or she can test overall comprehension of the chapter's main ideas with the chapter exam.

How It Helps

  • Defines terms: These lessons will provide the definitions of important terminology related to attention and time management for nurses.
  • Emphasizes cause and effect: Nurses can learn the effects on attention of common nursing tasks that will assist them in their time management skills.
  • Provides examples: By going over helpful examples, nurses can better grasp these concepts and implement them in their workplace.

Skills Covered

These lessons will help nurses to:

  • Learn the key concepts on attention and time management relevant to their workplace
  • Understand the relationships between different tasks and attention
  • Get strategies, such as multitasking, self-regulation, and delegation, for managing attention when working on time management
  • Implement these strategies in order to improve their own time management skills

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Role of Attention in Time Management
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Selective Attention: Definition & Examples

1. Selective Attention: Definition & Examples

This lesson describes the phenomenon of selective attention, something you employ in your everyday interactions that helps you decide what gets your focus and what gets ignored.

How Different Tasks Impact Attention

2. How Different Tasks Impact Attention

Have you ever been somewhere talking to someone and realized that you blocked out everything around you but that person, but you don't know how you did it? In this lesson we will look at attention and how and why we choose to pay attention to one or more things.

Multitasking: Definition, Benefits & Examples

3. Multitasking: Definition, Benefits & Examples

Multitasking has become a popular way to accomplish multiple tasks. However, the verdict is out on whether or not it is a good idea. This lesson explains the advantages and disadvantages of multitasking.

Self-Regulation Theory: Definition & Strategies

4. Self-Regulation Theory: Definition & Strategies

What we want and what we need are not always the same thing. As a result, making the decision that is best for us isn't always easy. In this lesson, we will explore self-regulation theory and how it affects our decision-making process.

Delegation Within Teams: Process & Advantages

5. Delegation Within Teams: Process & Advantages

Delegating work to others is a powerful tool in increasing a company's level of productivity. This lesson will discuss the importance of delegation, its benefits, and the process of delegating tasks to team members.

Practical Application: Effective Delegation Scenarios

6. Practical Application: Effective Delegation Scenarios

In this guide, you will apply your knowledge of delegation, the act of passing down authority, to hypothetical scenarios, as well as apply this to your current employment.

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