I have enjoyed reading the Sample Questions that have been given on the "General Nursing Board" by experienced RN's although I often feel I am missing out on a lot because I am a student and don't understand all of the medical terminology
So, I thought it would be helpful if I posted a sample question designed for beginning students that will hopefully get everyone thinking in the multiple choice/best answer mode.
Please feel free to post what you think is the correct answer and why. I'll give the best answer in a day or so.
When planning to teach colostomy care to a patient who has just had a temporary colostomy, the nurse should first:
A. Follow the patient's usual bowel havits
B. Explain that the colostomy is temporary
C. Establish goals for the teaching plan
D. Identify the patient's interest in self-care