the pbds consists of video segments showing scenarios such as a pt having an MI, CVA, PE, dig toxicity, thrombocytopenia, ilieus, DKA, ARF...you have 5 mins to give detailed
answers about how to treat. answers should include your diagnosis (though nurses aren't allowed to diagnose), check vitals, give o2, stay with pt, call a code, call md, anticipate that specific
labs will be ordered, assure pt's IV access, use protocols to order stat EKG, CT's, give ASA, etc. be sure to include things like 'stop heparin drip' if u think it's thrombocyto. and 'hold dig' if it's toxicity. ALWAYS include educate pt and family! this test requires detail and your answers are, as i understand it, compared with the 'stock' answers of other RN's. If your assessments, actions, interventions etc are thorough and enough answers match what others would do, you pass. it's a graded scale of good, better, excellent type score. check out this page for possible scenario's: http://www.clinicalone.com/c1/career...enttesting.asp
There's good info on it if you actually read it. Hope this helps.