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Fort HealthCare
Registered Nurse was asked...April 24, 2012

What would you do if you entered a patient room and found them unconscious.

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Following standard bedside emergnecy practice, first I would call a code immediately, then begin checking the patient’s breathing and circulation. When help arrives make sure to have adequate IV access and then follow directions from the physician. Less

Stay with the client but call for help check the spo2 if low commence oxygen send for doctor check for other vital signs, check Blood sugar levels , when the doctor comes follow instructions and document all you have been doing. Less

omg.. i hope u didnt say it like that.. didnt u take BLS? Circulation Airway Breathing.. for those of us who are hoping to learn some right answers on here.. C.A.B. jeez! Less

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Minute Clinic

Describe how you handled a difficult patient who demanded antibiotics unnecessarily

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Explain to them rationale why it’s not recommended, and the importance of following evidence based guidelines. Less

Explained the difference between viral and bacterial. Recommend symptomatic treatment with follow up for reevaluation for antibiotics Less

HCA Florida Largo Hospital

how have I responded to difficult situations in prior jobs

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kept everyone calm, performed according to need (emergency medical intervention; crisis intervention; customer service appeasement Less

I would speak with their parents to figure out what methods of teaching work best as well as research any studies that have been performed that give recommendations on what teaching methods to use for different disabilities. Less

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Why do you want to work in the OR? How do you handle stressful situations? Positive patient experience, negative patient experience, how do you handle each? How do you handle personal and work conflicts? The general nursing interview questions, with a few OR specific.

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OR is the place were I can give my continuous concentration and be with the patient internally, I would like to talk to my co workers in stress full situations. I believe staying with out bias would be great and easy to cope while having different patient experiences. I would try not to bring my personal conflicts inside the hospital door so that I could ace on my work conflicts by using simple coping mechanisms , reading contents of medications which I use. Less

OR is the place were I can give my continuous concentration and be with the patient internally, I would like to talk to my co workers in stress full situations. I believe staying with out bias would be great and easy to cope while having different patient experiences. I would try not to bring my personal conflicts inside the hospital door so that I could ace on my work conflicts by using simple coping mechanisms , reading contents of medications which I use. Less

Meridian Health

From Leader: We are in need of someone with a good eye for detail yet have the vision to take on unit based quality projects and see them through. How do you think your experience and skill set fits our need?

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As a project leader, I need to keep my eyes on the goal and part of that is making sure all of the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. For example, managing the bedside calls and chart audits to collect project data is extraordinarily detail oriented yet to be able to paint the big picture, perform continuous project improvements to the program and present outcomes requires a broader vision. Less

MD Anderson Cancer Center

How do you handle disagreements with physicians?

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I am not confrontational. If I had a question about a patient care decisionI would not bring it up immediately. I would wait for an opportunity when we could talk and I could learn why the decision was made. Less

Monroe County Hospital
Med Surg RN was asked...October 26, 2015

How do you handle crucial conversations?

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I do my best to focus on a positive aspect of the situation before moving into the "crucial part of the conversation" Less

Virtua Health

When busy on the phone are you going to give the quick answer to move on or the right one?

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Always the right one. If I don't know the answer I will tell the patient I will find out and get back to the them. Less

Arkansas Children's

The ICU environment can be very stressful. How do you think you will handle that stress?

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For the most part, I have healthy stress management skills. If there is a situation or circumstance that stresses me significantly beyond my ability to cope, I would seek out my immediate supervisors or colleagues for tips. Less

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