I’m asking your thoughts on how you would answer this question.
It’s a “prioritizing type situational” interview question that a reader shared with me.
Here’s the question:
You are on a Med/Surg floor and you are with a patient who is very emotionally unstable and crying uncontrollably when you receive two calls.
One is from a nursing assistant who suspects a lead is off on her patient but is not quite sure what the problem is and asks you to come check on the patient.
The other call is from a nurse who needs an independent double-check on the PCA for her patient who is in a lot of pain.
Of course I asked for more background information, but (also of course!) the response was No…the applicant had to answer based on the above information only.
What do you think?