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Nursing Interview Questions and Answers with Rationale 2020
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Nursing Interview Questions and Answers Rationale
Q1. The client taking Antabuse should not eat or drink anything containing alcohol or vinegar.
Q2. Fluid volume deficit can lead to metabolic acidosis and electrolyte loss.
Q3. Epidural anesthesia involves injecting an anesthetic into the epidural space. If the anesthetic rises above the respiratory center, the client will have impaired breathing; thus, monitoring for respiratory depression is necessary.
Q4. Pain is a late sign of oral cancer. A feeling of warmth, odor, and a flat ulcer in the mouth are all early occurrences of oral cancer.
Q5. The first action that the nurse should take when beginning to examine the infant is to listen to the heart and lungs. If the nurse elicits the Babinski reflex palpates the abdomen, or looks in the child’s ear first, the child will begin to cry and it will be difficult to obtain an objective finding while listening to the heart and
Q6. If the dialysate returns cloudy, an infection might be present and must be evaluated.
Q7. The client with pancreatitis frequently has nausea and vomiting. Lavage is often used to decompress the stomach and rest the bowel, so the insertion of a Levine tube should be anticipated.
Q8. The most suitable roommate for the client with gastric resection is the client with phlebitis because phlebitis is an inflammation of the blood vessel and is not infectious.
Q9. Lidocaine is used to treat ventricular tachycardia. This medication slowly exerts an antiarrhythmic effect by increasing the electric stimulation threshold of the ventricles without depressing the force of ventricular contractions. It is not used for atrial arrhythmias
Q10. Assault is defined as striking or touching the client inappropriately, so a nurse assistant striking a client could be charged with assault.
Nursing School Nursing Interview Questions and Answers
Q11. The best diagnostic tool for cancer is a biopsy.
Q12. The nurse should not take the blood pressure on the affected side. Also, venipuncture and IVs should not be used in the affected area.
Q13. Gentamycin is a drug from the aminoglycoside classification.
These drugs are toxic to the auditory nerve and the kidneys.
Q14. The most definitive diagnostic tool for HIV is the Western Blot. The white blood cell count is not the best indicator, but a white blood cell count of less than 3,500 requires investigation. The ELISA test is a screening exam.
Q15. FeSO4 or iron should be given with ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
This helps with the absorption. It should not be given with meals or milk because this decreases the absorption
Q16. Vitamin K is given after delivery because the newborn’s intestinal tract is sterile and lacks vitamin K needed for clotting.
Q17. The vital signs should be taken before any chemotherapy agent. If it is an IV infusion of chemotherapy, the nurse should check the IV site as well.
Q19. Clients having dye procedures should be assessed for allergies to iodine or shellfish.
Q20. Methergine is a drug that causes uterine contractions. It is used for postpartum bleeding that is not controlled by Pitocin.