Nclex practice question

  1. Hey everybody,

    I found this question while I was practicing questions for my exam on Monday. Can anyone please tell me the right answer for this one. Because at one place it said that the answer is D, because you cannot hold any radial implant with your bare hands and at one place it said A, because nobody touches the implant except the radiology staff.

    The nurse is caring for a patient with cervical cancer. The nurse notes that the radium implant has become dislodged. Which of the following actions should the nurse take FIRST? [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Owner/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image002.gif[/IMG]
    A. Stay with the patient and contact radiology.
    B. Wrap the implant in a blanket and place it behind the lead shield.
    C. Obtain a dosimeter reading on the patient and report it to the physician.
    D. Pick up the implant with long-handled forceps and place it in a lead container.
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  3. by   moviemania
    I think the question will be D because if you "stay with the patient", you will get exposure to the radium implant. By doing D you are assuring the safety of both patient and you.
  4. by   chocolate123
    bjssk - I agree with moviemania
  5. by   PRESLA
    ]I agree with the D answer.

  6. by   PedNurse4Ever
    Did you get this question from the NCSBN review? I had this EXACT same question with the exact answers.

    The correct answer was D.

    But, you are right. I think I came across another similar question once and the correct answer was something like contact radiology???
    Last edit by PedNurse4Ever on Nov 14, '07
  7. by   w100jun
    I had the same question too. The correct answer is D
  8. by   tflorn
    D is the correct answer.

  9. by   makeeRN
    i think it's D.. that's the best answer.. it's not A because you cannot place the safety of your patient on hold... try to think, as a nurse what should I do to protect my patient??
  10. by   je_da
    d ----> right answer, take it away for patient's safety and yours too!!!
  11. by   angel wifey
    [FONT=Fixedsys]Same here. I'd answer D.
  12. by   tee_byrd
    The answer is D