isolation situation - page 2

This was a multiple choice question: The nurse is feeding an infant who is in isolation. Out in the hallway, a toddler falls near the doorway of the room that the nurse is in with the infant. What should the nurse do? a)... Read More

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    Quote from Daytonite
    You cannot read these kinds of assumptions into the answer choices. First of all, if there is a nursing principle or law on the books to back the answer choice up then everyone is going to know that this is definitely a possible answer. On the other hand, without a nursing principle or law on the books, you are basing your thinking on common sense. Nothing wrong with common sense, but my experience and common sense might be very different than yours or someone else's, so it would be unfair to base an answer upon it. I could legitimately argue a case against it based on my experience and common sense.
    Before I read your response I thought the same thing. I was told by my instructor my first year "don't read into the question and add what if's." Once I applied this my test scores went up. We were also told that NCLEX tests book knowledge not actual experience and I think you just gave us the reason for that.

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    Quote from GingerSue
    This was a multiple choice question:

    The nurse is feeding an infant who is in isolation.
    Out in the hallway, a toddler falls near the doorway of the room that the nurse is in with the infant. What should the nurse do?
    a) put the infant back to bed and go help the toddler
    b) remove her gown, wash her hands, then go help the toddler
    c) use the call bell in the isolation room to summon assistance
    d) stand in the doorway while holding the infant, and shout for help

    What are your opinions?
    Good question, I'm torned between B and C, but then again what about if the nurse is the only one on the floor, but I still think the priority for the nurse is to go see what is wrong with the toddler, the isolation child might be fed later is not like it is life-threatening situation, on the other hand what about if the toodler hurt themselves, so what is the right answer?


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