Hi, Can anyone help me with NCLEX questions. I have an exam tomorrow that I have been studying for and while I have been studying and doing several NCLEX questions I seem to be able to get the questions down to two answers and then I pick the wrong one. Perhaps someone can help me understand why choice A is really better than B.
For example Which statement would be an expected outcome for a client experiencing acute pain?
1) Decreased use of medication
2) Will participate in self-care activities
3) Will use relaxation techniques
4) will repeat instructions about medications
I was able to easily throw out 3 and 4 and I picked answer #1 but the answer is #2. The books answer is that if I patient still has acute pain they will not be able to participate in self care activities so that is why the answer is correct. I still maintain 1 is correct but I know w/ NCLEX questions you have to pick the better of the 2. So how do you really do that? To me this isn't really about knowing my stuff but more understanding how to answer a standardized test question.
Another example, the expected outcome for a post-op client who had general anesthesia would be
1) The client will have a urine output of 30 ml/hr or
2)The client will have a pulse ox of 97% on RA.
I was able to determine the other two answers I haven't listed here were wrong but I said the answer was 1 but the book says the answer is 2 since the patient had GENERAL anesthesia. I don't see how 1 is really wrong.
Any tips would be helpful. I feel like at times that I know my stuff but NCLEX exams do not show it (I know others have the same issues). Thanks.