With the release of new CPR guidelines, does it also apply to NCLEX also? Instead of ABC,its CAB now or are we gonna stick to the old school?I don't want to get confused coz I'm gonna take my exam this week.
"Encourage Hands-Only (compression only) CPR for the untrained lay rescuer. Hands-Only CPR is easier to perform by those with no training and can be more readily guided by dispatchers over the telephone. "
As per this article in the Nursing News section of AllNurses:
You are a trained healthcare worker - there's a difference.
ahh yes, so we should still follow our ABC's then regardless. being a student I always wonder if i see a patient in cardiac arrest, I know i would push the code blue button... im not sure if i would start CPR ?... or at least i would hesistate to... (something I always think about)
Actually, they are changing CPR for BLS as well. The issue of Circulation is out, the changes are listed. Basically, it's CAB for BLS as well...Compression, then Airway, then Breathing. I think it will streamline things a bit. BLS will also still be on the only component that shows BVM, etc.
I think the chances of you getting even one question about how to do CPR on the NCLEX are slim-to-none. You still need to know what to do, of course, but I wouldn't lose any sleep about this being on boards.
The newest NCLEX-RN went into effect April 2010. I am not sure if NCLEX-PN was also changed in 2010. As many other posters stated it takes several years to re-write the NCLEX. You will be ok in regards to CPR updates. For updated NCLEX faqs go the NCSBN site.