Tonight we had our first exam in Adult I. It was over CV disorders, Respiratory Disorders, and Skin Disorders. I swear, I spent around 15 hours studying for this stupid test. I can recite the entire CV chapter in my sleep I worked so hard. Well, we took the test (50 multiple choice) and we went over about 10 of them after the tests were turned it. I got every one of them wrong. Some of them were really stupid (in my opinion). For example:
You have a 75 year old female patient who is suffering from osteoperosis. Which of the following forms of calcium would you recommend for her?
A. Calcium plus Vitamin D supplements
B. Calcium supplements
C. Milk and milk products
D. Cheese products
I chose option C only because most milk is fortified with Vitamin D already, and the body absorbs nutrients better through food form than through pill form. Well, it was wrong. The correct answer is A. It just frustrates me because I know that Calcium and Vitamin D go hand in hand. And, that's the point of the question... to make sure the students realize this. It just seems not right.
And, the other hard part for me is, our book doesn't focus as much on interventions as it does on explaining what the disorders are doing to the patients body. But, her tests are extremely focused on interventions. It's difficult to shift my brain to gleen the information she wants out of this extemely biological nursing book. I mean, every question was about nursing intervention... absolutely nothing about the disorders themselves. Does this make sense? So, I have a difficult time knowing what the interventions are supposed to be, when the book focuses on the pathology of these disorders.
It makes me wonder why I studied so hard.
I just need a little advice on how to figure out the nursing interventions, when they aren't listed in the book.
Thanks as always...