nclex study tips f a davis company

Davis Edge NCLEX Tip #3

Test Taking Tip #3: Identify options that deny patients’ feelings, needs, or concerns.

  • Options that avoid patients’ feelings, change the subject, offer false reassurance, or encourage optimism cut off communication.
  • Options that deny patients’ feelings, needs, or concerns are always distractors unless the stem has negative polarity.
  • For example, an option that says, “You will feel better tomorrow,” fails to recognize the patient’s concerns about the pain that the patient is feeling today.
  • If a stem with negative polarity says, “What should the nurse avoid saying when patients express concerns about the pain they are experiencing?” the option that says, “You will feel better tomorrow” is the correct answer. It is important to ensure that you identify the polarity of the stem.
  • Study tip: Construct additional options that deny patients’ feelings, needs, or concerns that relate to the scenario in the stem, such as, “Cheer up because things could be worse,” “Don’t worry; I promise that the pain will be less and less every passing day,” or “The pain medication you are receiving should be adequate to relieve your pain.”

Keep a look out for more Davis Edge NCLEX- RN tips to come, or get instant access by trying Davis Edge NCLEX-RN two days for FREE!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s