Quote from Fiona59
Remember, handwashing is always the first correct answer if it appears on a multiple choice list!!!:chuckle :uhoh21:
sorry, but I have to disagree with that...though it sounds logical, it does depend on WHAT the question is asking about/for. Here is a sample question from that book "Test Success" with the rationales:
. When providing perineal care for patients, by what action can nurses most appropriately protect themselves from microorganisms?
a) washing their hands before giving care....(protects the PATIENT from the nurse)
b) wearing gloves during perineal care...correct answer
...(gloves are a barrier against body secretions and used with standard precautions...this ACTION protects the NURSE)
c) discarding the contaminated water in the toilet...(still exposed to body secretions if not wearing gloves.)
d) encouraging patients to provide all their own care
hint...key words... who is the nurse protecting? ....identify specific determiners
answer D has a specific determiner... "all"...it is unrealistic to expect patients to provide ALL of their own care, and remember what the question is asking...the nurse is "acting" and "protecting self". If a patient provides all their own care, the nurse isn't doing action to protect self....so eliminate answer D.
Also note the phrase in the question, "most appropriately" ...implies more than once correct answer, but you have to decide which is the most appropriate in relation to what the question wants...nurse protecting self.