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Case scenarios. What would you do first if a patient is aggressive

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Try deescalating the patient

I've had this happen many times since I was an RN at a psych facility. If you're in the patient's room, ALWAYS make sure you are next to the door in order to have a way out. Speak calmly, but not too much. Remove distractions (bright lights, tv noise, other patients). Offer to go for a walk down the hall with them. Validate the patient's concerns and feelings. NEVER say, you're stuck, or there's nothing you can do, etc... Let the patient feel you have their best interest in mind.

Excellent answer from Missy at Old Vineyard Behavioral Health!!! I'm curious how far the aggression is allowed to escalate before your team would respond & help you?

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

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How do deal with a uncooperative family memeber/patient?

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

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how have I responded to difficult situations in prior jobs

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How do you handle crucial conversations?

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Tell me about a time you resolved a conflict between two people. What was the conflict?

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Please tell us the steps for a laporoscopic cholecystectomy from the patient is preped and draped.

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They placed two new products on the table and asked me to analyze them and describe why they fit with the specific brand they were identified with.

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Describe a situation when you went above and beyond.

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