Alright, I'm studying to take the NCLEX in 44 days. I registered for Kaplan review because of the awesome reviews I heard about them. While taking their Qbank tests, I noticed several answers that I think were not the correct ones. I haven't practiced nursing in a long while so hopefully someone here has a better knowledge than me. Please let me know what is the correct answer on this one.
Question: (Somewhat like this)
The nurse is assisting in the insertion of a central venous catheter. During the insertion, the nurse notice the tip of the monitor brushes the underside of the sterile field. Which of the action is MOST appropriate?
Correct answer: obtain a new monitor device and prepare for a second attempt
My answer: Notify the physician of the occurence
Ok, yes I did considered the correct answer but I notice that the nurse is just assisting and I presume a physician is doing the insertion therefore isn't it MOST important to inform him that the equipment is no longer sterile and therefore a new one had to be obtained? It's weird if the nurse just leaves to obtain a new machine without informing the physician right? Or am I just over-thinking or reading in to the question?