Prioritization / Delegation QuestionDifficulty
You have a male patient who has bilateral swelling of the legs. You press your finger over the tibia and get +4 pitting indents. The patient reports they take 40mg of furosemide daily for water retention. The doctor orders IV furosemide. What is the priority nursing intervention?...
You have a patient who comes in for falling down multiple times, upon initial assessment of the patient, the patient states, “I am so dizzy I can’t stay standing up.” What is the very next thing you should do for this patient?...
You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?...
You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?...
You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?...
You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?...
You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?...
You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?...
You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?...
You are the triage nurse and have one bed available in the ED. Which patient do you bring back first?...
You take vital signs on a febrile patient. Which vital sign is not expected and needs to be addressed first?...
You are expecting a seizure patient and you are setting the room up. What is the most important thing to make sure is ready to go before the patient arrives?...
You are caring for a patient with a history of seizures. The patient starts to actively seize. What is the very first thing you should do?...
You are caring for a patient who fell and hit their head. The CT results show that the patient has a fracture in the zygomatic arch but is negative for a brain bleed. All of a sudden while you are talking to the patient, the patient doesn’t know who they are or where they are. What is the very first thing you sould do?...
You are caring for a patient who has a broken femur. The patient calls you on the call light and reports they are having chest pains. What is the first thing you should do?...
You have a 10 month old child who was brought to the ER by his parents because is having a difficult time breathing. Upon examination, the child is in no distress, airway is intact and skin is pink, warm, dry. The doctor orders a breathing treatment and some sterioids. You walk into the room to administer the medications and the child is drooling and is red in the face. What is the first thing you should do?...
You have a list of tasks to accomplish, which task should you not delegate to your nursing assistant?...
You have a list of tasks to accomplish, which task should you not delegate to your nursing assistant?...
A 28 year old female patient with bilateral femur breaks, needs to go to the bathroom. What should the nurse do first?...
You have a patient who is in respiratory distress and is in major danger of losing their airway. The doctor decides to intubate the patient. Which medications should you give first?...