Pediatric Nurse Interview

29 Pediatric Nurse Questions and Answers by Heather Douglass
| Heather has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates,
specifically in the health care industry.

Question 1 of 29

How do you respond to an emergency situation at work?

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  1. 1.

    How do you respond to an emergency situation at work?

      Depending on the situation, you will want to respond quickly and make yourself available to assist the doctor in any way you can. Be aware of the surroundings and also observe the patient. Your best response will be one where you are sensitive to the situation by listening closely to the doctor and nurses involved. There may not be anything you can do to help, but if you get in the way, you could definitely create more problems. Ask what you can do and pay attention. If you need to step aside, be respectful and understanding.

      Heather's Answer

      "If an emergency were to arise, I would wait patiently for the doctors orders and assist her or him in whatever she or he needs. If there is an immediate danger to a patient or someone in my care, I would make sure to offer assistance to get them to safety."

      Darby's Answer

      "That really depends on the situation. I always try to remember to remain as calm as possible and report to my designated area as quickly as possible and follow emergency protocol."

      Darby's Answer

      "There can be any number of emergency situations in a healthcare facility, so how I would respond would be dependent upon what type of emergency it is. First and foremost is the safety of patients and employees. I would make sure no one is in immediate danger and follow any emergency protocol, per facility instructions."

      Anonymous Answer

      "This depends on what the emergency is. I would follow the protocol based on the emergency and act calmly. If I could do something in my field of practice in an emergency that needed immediate attention, then I would do so at that time."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Perfect response! The interviewer will be looking for an answer that refers to your ability to remain calm while recalling your training.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I would assess the situation. Remove the patient from any immediate danger. Notify the physician and follow any orders that the physician has."

      Lauren's Answer

      Great response. It is helpful for the interviewer that you are proactive versus reactive in times of crisis.

      "In a crisis situation, I remain calm and proactive. I would assess the situation quickly to remove myself and the patient from any immediate danger, and notify the physician and follow necessary protocols."

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