Published Apr 11, 2014
I took a retest that will decide on whether I continue Nursing school or not. I did not pass it and on review I found several questions that did not have the right answers!! Is there a review board that can review the questions and answers? Who can help me!!! ????
HELP!!! There must be a service that can unbiassedly review a nursing test!!! Please help!!
What exactly are you looking for? There are educational experts that review tests for bias, variability, and "educational level" based upon norms such as Blooms Taxonomy. However they work on a broad scale (such as reviewing SAT, NCLEX, CPA exams) not individual nursing school exams.
What makes you so certain that the questions were incorrect? Very few things are absolute black & white. Can you give an example?
You should consult your Professor first for explanation and rationales, then see the class average in regards to those question and how they answered and score. If necessary escalate to chairman of department.
Could it be that you are feeling frustrated because of bad grade ?
Are the answers wrong or did you picked one that seemed right but there was one that was a better choice. I have read is typical in nursing school exams to be on the test questions with more than one correct answer and that you need to apply your knowledge to identify why one is better than the other.
Here is one of the questions:
A client as been admitted to the hospital after having two seizures at work. The client gives a sudden silent cry and stiffens. The initial nursing action for the client is to
a) Note the time the seizure began
b) Place an oral airway
c) loosen clothing around the neck
d) turn her head to the side
What do you think is the correct answer? Tell us to answer based on what the book says and that the teacher should be able to show you where the answer is in the book.
I would choose "c" on this question. What was the correct answer?
ETA: the reason I chose "c" instead of noting time is because it specifically said nursing action "for the client" and airway is a priority, but I'm a student, too… I do think the first thing you would do is check the time, just takes a split second.
What do you think the correct answer is? Clearly you can eliminate at least one of the answers. How do you prioritize nursing actions as per standing nursing fundamentals? What is going to make the most difference that a nurse can do right then?
JustBeachyNurse I would like to know your answer before I give my answer and the teachers answer
As a nurse who works with clients who have a variety of seizure disorders my answer is A. This is the protocol for both companies I work with, the higher priority would be to ensure safety (remove objects, ensure side rails up, make sure doesn't fall to floor, etc.) but that is not an option in this scenario.
KelRN215, BSN, RN
I worked in Neuro for 5 years and I say A. It takes half a second to note what time the seizure began and that's going to be important when the provider responds and says "how long has he been seizing for?" Many providers will not want to push ativan until it's been 3-5 minutes. B and D are incorrect answers. You don't automatically place an oral airway because a patient starts to seize- and the overwhelming recommendation is to put nothing in the mouth during seizure activity. If the patient stops breathing because he's seizing, he needs to be bagged or intubated. You turn a patient on his side as basic seizure first aid but you turn the whole patient, not his head. You do C (provided the patient is wearing clothing that needs to be loosened) but once you get to that point, you've already noted what time the seizure began as you have assessed your patient to be seizing.
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