PBDS Questions

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    Besides all scenarios I found out there will be this type of q's like....

    What would you do if...

    1.Family member cardiac arrests in a semi-private room?
    2.You are scheduled for an annual evaluation today?
    3.Dr. says you have to accompany your Patient to a procedure that may last up to 90 minutes?
    4.You have a code at the beginning of shift and family members are still in the room?
    5.You have a nursing student to work with you during your shift?
    6.There will be a staff meeting in 1 hr?

    http://freedomhcs.com/PBDSTestandStudyGuideInfo.php

    Consider before responding to these scenarios what you must do, should do, and what you could do.

    Anybody has any idea how to answer this type of or similar q's
    For Example #3 what need to say doctor ?

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    I quess nobody knows the answer ????
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    #3, find out if RN must go with pt, if not, have NA go. If RN, get pt ready, tell charge nurse what 's going on so she (or he) can cover or assign someone to cover my assignment while I am gone. If float nurse on that day, see if she could go or cover pt's. Don't know if that is the right answer for your test, but I think that is what would happen in the real world. And then it would take the rest of the shift to get caught up !.
    And #1, ABC's,call code, start CPR
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    Thank you guys I really appreciate your help !!!!
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    What's PBDS?
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    PBDS= Performance Based Developmental System. It's an exam that was originally meant to evaluate nurses & areas they need improvement in, but unfortunately, it is primarily used as a tool to "weed out" travel nurses. If a travel nurse takes an assignment at a facility that uses the PBDS, they are usually given very little notice, and then told (once they get to the assignment location) that if they do not pass the exam, their contract will be canceled, leaving them far from home, jobless, and homeless. I took it a year ago & passed, but I will never take an assignment at a PBDS facility again- the pressure of knowing that everything is riding on that one exam was just a little too stressful!
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    Quote from santhony44
    What's PBDS?
    Yet another 'service' that hospital administrators far removed from actual patient care pay big bucks for so that they continue to put on their front of being concerned about patient care and safety.

    i.e. a scam.
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    Quote from ERRNTraveler
    PBDS= Performance Based Developmental System. It's an exam that was originally meant to evaluate nurses & areas they need improvement in, but unfortunately, it is primarily used as a tool to "weed out" travel nurses. If a travel nurse takes an assignment at a facility that uses the PBDS, they are usually given very little notice, and then told (once they get to the assignment location) that if they do not pass the exam, their contract will be canceled, leaving them far from home, jobless, and homeless. I took it a year ago & passed, but I will never take an assignment at a PBDS facility again- the pressure of knowing that everything is riding on that one exam was just a little too stressful!
    Same here; not so much from the stress but because it's BS. I wasn't informed of this until after I was offered the job and the contract was signed. When housing called, they told me I was to stay in a hotel until I passed this test, then I'd be assigned an apartment. What a crock.

    I don't recall any questions like those posed in the first post here. Perhaps they were, but if so I don't remember them.

    There was the video component, where you had to type out your evaluation of the problem, what you'd do and what further orders you'd anticipate. Then there was a section where you had to assign priority to different situations.

    I passed, but was questioned about two of my responses. One was during the first part of the testing, where we simply had to judge a scenario as high, medium and low priority (high = needing immediate attention, medium = within an hour or so, low = at any time during the shift) and then explain our reasoning. The statement was "Mr ___ is a diabetic with a fasting blood sugar reading of 110"... I put it on 'medium' priority, and explained it was a normal reading, and to make sure he ate his breakfast after receiving his morning insulin and meds. She said it should have been 'low' because the reading was normal. She didn't take into account that him not eating after receiving those meds would soon make it a "high" priority.


    The other was involving one of the videos. A woman with tumor blocking both ureters had bilateral nephrostomies placed that day. The video showed her writhing in pain, and NO output from the tubes. My response was to make sure the tubes weren't dislodged or kinked, flush to assure patency, medicate the patient for her pain, notify the MD with VS and assessment, and prepare the patient for a stat CT and to have tubes emergently replaced as they were obviously obstructed. Dimwit said I missed out by not providing the patient with alternative methods of pain relief--- imagery, allowing her to 'ventilate', etc.

    Give me a damned break LOL...

    "I know your kidneys are blowing up to the size of watermelons, but let me dim the lights, put on some soothing music and you can tell me how you really feel"


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    That is just too funny. I can't believe, or actually I can, that they would say something that stupid. The only thing that's going to work for someone in that much pain is medication. Forget the mood lighting. Thanks for the samples. I'm going to Bedford, TX to work at Harris Methodist and have to take the PBDS. I have been a nurse for 16 yrs and have traveled before, but never had to take this test. For the first time I have test anxiety. I'm an ER nurse and I understand there is no version of the PBDS for the ER, that they use the Med/Surg test.
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    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Same here; not so much from the stress but because it's BS. I wasn't informed of this until after I was offered the job and the contract was signed. When housing called, they told me I was to stay in a hotel until I passed this test, then I'd be assigned an apartment. What a crock.



    The other was involving one of the videos. A woman with tumor blocking both ureters had bilateral nephrostomies placed that day. The video showed her writhing in pain, and NO output from the tubes. My response was to make sure the tubes weren't dislodged or kinked, flush to assure patency, medicate the patient for her pain, notify the MD with VS and assessment, and prepare the patient for a stat CT and to have tubes emergently replaced as they were obviously obstructed. Dimwit said I missed out by not providing the patient with alternative methods of pain relief--- imagery, allowing her to 'ventilate', etc.

    Give me a damned break LOL...

    "I know your kidneys are blowing up to the size of watermelons, but let me dim the lights, put on some soothing music and you can tell me how you really feel"

    ***...please tell me that the test adm was not a nurse? and the desgner,even?
    Last edit by sirI on Jul 6, '08


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