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What precautions do you take with a patient in poor health?
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Poor health can range from a patient with diabetes to a patient that smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. Let the interviewer know that you gear your interactions and care based on the health of your patients. Walk the interviewer through a list of questions you routinely ask your patients.
Answer examples
"I take the time to get to know my patients and see how I can help them. The more I know about the patient and their health history, the better I can care for them while they are under my care."

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User-Submitted Answers

What precautions do you take with a patient in poor health?
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As a new nurse in a new to you facility I would try to watch and listen to gain as much verbal and nonverbal knowledge as I could. I would not try to change the facility to what I was used to, I would try to change myself to meet the facility's needs.
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I will try to understand the unit and there method of work also as soon as possible. And also I will help my colegues .
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Respect needs to be earned. I think by demonstrating that I am a competent compassionate nurse will start the relationship. Being able to admit when I need guidance will all develop communication.
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First of all be respectful and courteous to all of your co-workers, make them aware that you are there to work as a team member, and just open up yourself to them.
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I would gain my teammates respect by offering to assist other staff on the unit, even when I am not being asked to assist.
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By completing my work in a timely manner, offering help when possible, respecting other co-wokers.
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I would gain their respect by treating them with respect. Valuing their years of experience, asking questions when I need help and complimenting them when I see exceptional work.
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Be friendly and have a positive attitude to learn from them.
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I would make sure to ask for assistance and try to help out when and where ever I can.
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Always being a team player, always practicing patient safety, and being positive willing to help out when needed.
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I would say through confidence and showing initiative to learn. I think if they see you are open to learning and jump on those learning opportunities they will know you are working on becoming more competent and independent in your practice.
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I would show that I am willing to learn from every opportunity given to me. I would also make sure to ask them questions when I need help and show them that I am steadily improving in my clinical skills.
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I would be dependable and arrive early for every shift. I would also use good communication skills by providing thorough hand off at the change of shift. I would also be helpful by offering my assistance to the other nurses on the floor when possible.
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Befriendliness, teach verbal and non verbal knowledgre.