I just had a new grad RN interview today with a PCU unit. I thought it went really well, I was able to make them laugh a lot and all the women on the panel really seemed to like my answers without being super cliche. For a clinical question they asked me what I do if I found an unresponsive nonverbal patient with a glucose of 300.
In my nervousness all that came to mind was my Hurst Review which said:
"if you enter a diabetic patients room and they're unconscious what do you do? treat them as hypo (CAN BE UNCONSCIOUS WITH BOTH HYPO/HYPER), give them d50w and glucagon".
So I said something along the lines of, "I'm not sure the protocol, but I would assess and give glucagon because their glucose level is really high".
I think I answered their other clinical questions correctly, but this one is really messing with me! Has anyone ever not gotten a job because they messed up a clinical question?