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.