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- by missrn208 Nov 26, '12Hi Everyone,
I just came back from an interview and realized that I answered an important prioritizing question wrong in my interview. My professor for my coronary care course helped me in getting the interview and I am going to see him for class tonight, he was supposed to be on the interview panel but he had to leave for something so I was interviewed by his 2 colleagues. Any ideas on how I can rectify the situation?
The Question was: You have 4 patients and all at the same time 1) Calls for pain medication 2) States he's dizzy and has a heaviness feeling in his chest area 3) a new patient coming from the operating room states he's having SOB 4) A family member won't leave the nurses station until they get an update about a patient.
I said I would see the patient who is dizzy and has a heaviness feeling in his chest.
But what I really should have said was I would give pain medication as pain is the 6th vital sign.
I was so nervous but I answered confidently and I feel the rest of the interview went well, and I know they were impressed with my resume.
- But its ok, its just one aspect of the interview. If everything else felt good, then it would be okay.GL
- Nov 26, '12 by missrn208so i should have said the patient coming from the recovery? they said that pt would have a nurse with them...oh well i guess send my thank you notes out and hope for the best
- Nov 26, '12 by beckyboo1Quote from missrn208You've left out some details then. If a nurse was with the post op, I'd check the person with chest heaviness.so i should have said the patient coming from the recovery? they said that pt would have a nurse with them...oh well i guess send my thank you notes out and hope for the best
- Nov 26, '12 by missrn208well I asked specifically if post-op patients come to the floor with a RN and they said yes, and I did say I would check the patient with chest heaviness first.
I said the SOB was a primary concern but if they were just coming and they had the nurse with them I would go to the chest heaviness and then give pain meds and then go to the post-op nurse to get report, I'm not sure if deferring to the RN bringing the patient to the floor is a good idea....
......anyway thank for your input, much appreciated!!