Quote from jean333
I am getting ready to take my boards and what I have heard was that their were tons of patient priority questions. Any memory tricks that might help me? Thanks. Any other suggestions ?
I haven't taken my boards yet. But I'm practicing priority questions using:
Maslow (physiological needs first, eg: oxygen, fluid, nutrition, temp,
elimation, shelter, rest, sex) and of course (ABC's)
The Nursing Process: Data collection = assessment
Always assess first before implementation
Safety: Do no harm (decide what will cause the LEAST amount of
When answering questions about procedures, always think safety. Safety includes:
Basic needs: (Oxygen, fluids, food)
Reducing harzards: (accidents, obstacles in the home)
Decreasing the transmission of pathogens: (immunization, santitation)
Most nclex test strategy resoures recommends these steps. The above steps are just my summary from reading Kaplan strategy textbk.
I hope this helps.