I keep reading "remember your abc's"...
I need clarification....I agree to follow the abc's, but isn't there some answers on the nclex that airway isn't always the first automatic correct answer?
Aug 15, '06
You're right. Sometimes they just throw an abc response just to throw you off, if it doesn't apply. The way I learned from Kaplan to decipher if abc's were necessary was by asking myself "Does Maslow fit?" If the answer is yes, and if the physical responses make sense, apply the ABCs. If all answers are physical, apply the ABCs. If they're a mix of physical and psychosocial, you have to ask yourself if the outcomes of each make sense, and pick the best answer. Hope this helps.