I just took my 4th exam for Medsurg 2 and there's a question that keeps lingering on my mind.
The question is something about which patient has a higher risk for CAD?
These were the choices:
A patient w/ high cholesterol
A patient w/ DM
A patient who's a smoker
Aren't they all at risk for CAD????:smackingf
Which would you have picked?
Apr 20, '07
I forgot to mention that I chose the patient w/ high cholesterol.... I hope I made the best choice!
Last edit by Nili927 on Apr 20, '07
: Reason: spelling
Apr 20, '07
But that is my point. Diabetes is the biggest risk factor because it can lead to CAD by several mechanisms. High LDL is one
of them. There are also issues with hypertension coagulation, circulation, etc. The thing with nursing exams is there are often more than a single "correct" answer.
That's one reason why students often have so much trouble answering test questions. They get sidetracked by a bunch of extraneous information. The core idea of this test question is to compare the amount of risk posed by the 3 conditions. I still haven't seen anybody do that yet in this thread.
Not so sure what was extraneous, or what "core idea" we are supposed to be comparing that we are all missing? Can you elaborate?
Last edit by Melina on Apr 20, '07
: Reason: oops, bad spelling!