During an interview I was asked the following:
"You're a nurse in the ICU. Two patients are due for medications right now, a ventilator alarm is going off, and a patient call light is on. In what order do you handle things?"
"I would go to the ventilator alarm first, because I would be concerned about their airway and breathing. Assuming I'm well within the window of an hour for medications, I would see what the patient call light is for, in case they need help. After I determine their needs, I can prioritize their needs with my patients who need medications."
I wasn't offered the job, and this is one of the few questions that has stuck in my head. Do you see a better way to answer it? I feel like I may have missed something very obvious here.