Scenario Questions - New Grad Nurse Consultants

Give an example of a challenging situation in the workplace and how you dealt with it?

If a physician writes an order and you don’t know the medication and he yells at you to give it now, what do you do and what resources do you use?

Say you walk into your patient’s room and they are unresponsive. What do you do?

How do you deal with a patient’s family who is rude and abrasive?

You walk into your patient’s room and their pulse oximeter alarm is going off. What do you do?

Walk us through the steps of properly administering a medication?

  • How many patient rights of medication administration are there and what are they?

Upon your initial assessment of a patient, you notice that their left lower extremity is cold and mottled. Their patient history lists them as a smoker. What is likely occurring? What are your next steps?

Suppose you’re caring for three patients. One patient has just fallen to the ground, the other is complaining of chest pain, and the other is complaining of 10/10 leg pain. What do you do and why?

  • The labs come back and their WBC (26,000) is now elevated along with their lactic acid (4.2). Their blood pressure is now starting to drop. What do you think is going on and what will be the treatment plan for this patient?
  • What are some other elements you should be monitoring? Are there any other labs you would like to draw?

It’s 0300 and you are performing an assessment on the patient. You notice that they are lethargic, tachycardic, tachypneic, and are now febrile with a temperature of 102.5. They had surgery 20 hours previously. What labs are you going to draw and why? What do you think is occurring?

Why is it important to keep the HOB at 30 degrees or higher?