A time that comes to mind in the workplace where I used my critical thinking skills is as follows.
I had a resident who was becoming increasingly agitated and violent at times towards staff and residents. This particular resident had 0 PRN medication that could be given for such behaviours. I ended up calling the doctor and obtaining a verbal order for a medication that could help calm this resident down. The result was that the resident did calm down and staff were able to provide care and assist this resident as there was no more aggression. In that moment of need for the resident I used my critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and communication skills. I protected the safety of the other residents on the unit and the staff.