Introduction: Reduction of Risk Potential – NCLEX-RN®

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:01 Reduction of risk potential is the third subcategory in physiological integrity.

    00:07 Now this represents 9 to 15% of your overall and exam.

    00:12 Now, this one, if you take your time, I promise you you're going to be able to do an excellent job on these questions.

    00:20 Now, the definition from the NCSBN is reducing the likelihood that clients will develop complications or health problems related to existing conditions, treatments or procedures. So you're trying to minimize, reduce the risk from conditions, treatments or procedures.

    00:40 So here's the tip on this one.

    00:42 You have to know what the risks are for these conditions, treatments and procedures.

    00:47 So when you see a diagnosis or the name of a procedure or treatment, you want to be able to think, what is the worst case scenario? How would I recognize it? What would I do? So let's start at the top.

    01:00 You're going to assess and respond to changes and trends.

    01:03 Now, we have some specialized questions in the next gen NCLEX that are just called trend questions. But also you're going to see trends in a regular multiple choice question or select all that apply.

    01:15 Question might be things like Vital signs or blood sugar testing.

    01:20 You want to make sure that you're doing things within your scope of practice.

    01:24 If the questions about an are in and within the scope of practice, if it's an LPN or a UAP. Now you'll be expected to monitor the results of diagnostic testing and intervene if it's appropriate.

    01:36 Here is the good news.

    01:39 Starting in 2023, the lab values are present on the questions so you don't have to memorize a million lab values.

    01:48 Now you'll see a reference for the normal range next to the value that the patient had in their lab work.

    01:55 So that is a huge relief.

    01:57 You just need to make sure that you're solid.

    01:59 On What does it mean if this lab value is high or low, and then you'll know the next best step to take.

    02:07 Now we're going to talk about removing things from people's body and inserting things in people's body.

    02:13 So you need to know how to get a specimen other than blood for diagnostic testing.

    02:17 You need to know how to insert and maintain these three things a nasal or oral gastrointestinal tube, a urinary catheter, or a peripheral IV line.

    02:29 So you need to know those three, insert them, maintain them or remove them and g0g urinary catheter or intravenous line.

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