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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

Delirium tremens could best be described as what types of observations?

  1. “Disorganized thinking, feelings of terror and non-organized behavior.”
  2. “A generalized shaking of the body accompanied by repetitive thoughts expressed verbally.”
  3. “An excited state accompanied by disorientation, hallucinations and tachycardia.”
  4. “Single or multiple jerks caused by rapid contracting muscles with alternating relaxation.”

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August 24, 2009 at 17:31

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Here is the run down of how Pediatrics went:

Thought for sure that I failed the first exam. Surprisingly, I passed.

I had a sinking feeling that I failed the second exam. Once again, I passed. And pretty decently, I might add.

Third exam I actually studied. Really studied. It was my mission to do well. One of the highest scores in the class.

Final, which was the day after the third exam, I didn’t bother studying and didn’t give a rats ass if I failed. Pass.

Someone please explain to me the logic in teaching a class in two weeks? Oh, that’s right… I’m in an accelerated program, so there’s no such thing as logic! How silly of me to think something in these 12 months would actually make sense.

But I passed Maternity and Pediatrics. On to the fall semester!

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August 24, 2009 at 17:22

NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A nurse is performing CPR on an adult who had a cardiopulmonary arrest. Another nurse enters the room in response to the call for help. After checking the client’s pulse and respirations, what should be the function of the second nurse?

  1. “Relieve the nurse performing CPR.”
  2. “Go get the code cart.”
  3. “Participate with the compressions or breathing.”
  4. “Validate the patient’s advance directive.”

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August 24, 2009 at 07:31

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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A client with pneumococcal pneumonia was started on antibiotics 16 hours ago.  During a nurse’s initial evening rounds the nurse notices a foul smell in the room. The client makes all of these statements during their conversation. Which one would alert the nurse to a complication of the therapy?

  1. “I have a sharp pain in my chest when I take a breath.”
  2. “I have been coughing up foul-tasting, brown, thick sputum.”
  3. “I have been sweating all day all over my body.”
  4. “I hot off and on especially when I lie in bed.”

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August 15, 2009 at 15:12

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Hey

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When was the last time I posted?

Really?

Well, I’m back in school. That week vacation really hit the spot. Today was the first day of pediatrics. Clinical wasn’t too bad, but I am pretty sure that this isn’t for me.

First day of lecture is tomorrow. Just like maternity, this is a two week class… which means 4 days of lecture to cram everything I possibly need to know. I’m trying to figure out how to study for this. The professor gave an exam blue print, but can I really trust that? Apparently the first group didn’t do so well with peds… there are some barely passing at this point.

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August 10, 2009 at 19:26