Final Exam Tonight!

  1. I had my final exam tonight...not sure how well I did though. I think I may have messed up a few questions...

    Here is a question that threw me...I know it seems simple but I was just having a brain fart I guess:

    It went something like this -

    A patient is being discharged from the hospital with heptatitis b and a wound infection. There are opened and unopened dressing kits in the patients room. You would:

    1 - throw away the opened and put the unopened back in stock for another patient.

    2 - throw both the open and unopend away

    3 - throw the open away and take the unopened home for personal use since you can't give it to another patient again.

    And I can't remember the last one.

    Anyway, I chose the first one because I figured if it was unopened it could be restocked...I'm sure I was wrong tho...

    :imbar

    But I had figured out that because my grades have been good thus far I could bomb the test and still pass the class. I just wanted to get an A though so we'll see. Saturday we go in for final conferences.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Altra
    Hi Cherokeesummer,

    I'd choose 2 - throw both away. I think you have to throw away the opened one - it's been opened in an uncontrolled environment, and personally I'd never put something that had been laying around a patient's room for a period of time back into the supply stock. It might be wasteful, but to me that's preferable to potentially spreading infectious agents.

    I think the Hep B diagnosis isn't really important to the question, because it requires much more than casual contact and isn't spread through droplets.

    JMHO. Hope it helps?
  4. by   cherokeesummer
    Thanks! I knew I messed that one up! I originally chose throw both away but changed it because I figured I'd get knocked for being wasteful.

    Yikes!
  5. by   PCGrad06
    I hope you did well on the exam
    Quote from cherokeesummer
    I had my final exam tonight...not sure how well I did though. I think I may have messed up a few questions...

    Here is a question that threw me...I know it seems simple but I was just having a brain fart I guess:

    It went something like this -

    A patient is being discharged from the hospital with heptatitis b and a wound infection. There are opened and unopened dressing kits in the patients room. You would:

    1 - throw away the opened and put the unopened back in stock for another patient.

    2 - throw both the open and unopend away

    3 - throw the open away and take the unopened home for personal use since you can't give it to another patient again.

    And I can't remember the last one.

    Anyway, I chose the first one because I figured if it was unopened it could be restocked...I'm sure I was wrong tho...

    :imbar

    But I had figured out that because my grades have been good thus far I could bomb the test and still pass the class. I just wanted to get an A though so we'll see. Saturday we go in for final conferences.

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