Sunday, September 16, 2007


With polycytemia vera, lab results show an increase in bone marrow iron and a decrease in hemoglobin, leukocytes and uric acid.

False. Polycytemia vera is an abnormal increase in circulating red blood cells. Lab data would show a decrease in bone marrow iron and an increase in hemoglobin, leukocytes, uric acid, hematocrit, RBC's and platelets.


With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the main risk of infection is related to _____________ or ____________ transmission.

(droplet, airborne)

General anesthesia is administered to a client prior to surgery. Which of the following drugs, if taken by the client, could create a hazardous drug interaction:

A. Prozac
B. Coumadin
C. Aspirin
D. A, B or C could cause hazardous drug interactions.

Answer: D. With Prozac, liver and renal functions must be monitored. Coumadin could increase bleeding times which may result in excessive blood loss or hemorrhage. Aspirin could decrease platelet aggregation and may result in increased bleeding.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Samran Batara-NCLEX RN

Another Entralink die hard, Samran just recently passed the NCLEX-RN. He is now a license RN for the state of California. Sam utilized the proprietary critical questioning to his advantage. Congratulations Sam.

Atty Johnny Salazar-NCLEX RN

Entralink is happy to announce that Attorney is now a US NCLEX-RN. He has been diligent in his review. More power to you attorney. See you in the US, hopefully soon.

Genevieve Sepulveda-NCLEX RN

Congratulations to Genevieve Sepulveda for recently passing the NCLEX Exam. We are proud of you.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Important Announcement

Pls. inform your friends that Entralink is offering assistance to non-Entralink students in NCLEX application processing. Invite them to attend the seminars on Wednesdays and we will provide application packet for New Mexico or California. Pls. tell your friends to make reservation by email if they are coming for assistance.

Maureen Yu-NCLEX RN

This is another Entralink success story. Maureen Yu passed her NCLEX also in July. This is also a late posting. I must have overlooked the message.

Congratulations. Pls. keep in touch Maureen.

Rommel Abris- NCLEX-RN

Congratulations to Rommel Abris for passing NCLEX. He is now in Texas working as an RN. He passed NCLEX in July. Sorry for this late announcement.

NCLEX or CGFNS Passers Needed

Hi All,

Pls. be aware that I am accepting application for Memphis, TN. I need 10-20 nurses and the hospital is willing to hire nurses with no local experience. NC STAFFING will provide skills training to assist nurses in their transition to US nursing. This is an evidence of our commitment to helping Filipino nurses become NC Leapfrogs- "Strong. Energetic. And a leap above the others."

If you are interested, pls email me at Pls. go to Non-US nurses and check the requirements.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

Psych Sample Questions

Jenny, a client with bipolar disorder, is losing weight. Which of the following nursing interventions should be a priority when planning care for this client?

A. Create rituals around eating.
B. Obtain an order for a sedative 2 hours before meals.
C. Ensure the eating place is free from stimulation.
D. Determine the calorie requirements for the client.

Answer: D. In this case, the priority in nursing care would be stabilizing the client's weight. In order to do this, the nurse needs to determine the client's calorie requirements. "A" would not improve the client's nutritional status or meet the goal of weight stabilization. "C" would benefit the client, but it does not take priority.

TRUE or FALSE. Pick's Disease can be managed through the use of hearing aids, speech therapy, and SSRIs. TRUE.

Pick's Disease causes a slow shrinking of brain cells due to excess protein build-up. Clients initially exhibit personality and behavioral changes, and a decline in the ability to speak coherently. Clients can exhibit behaviors that can be dangerous to themselves and others. Occupational therapy, and behavior modification techniques that reward positive behaviors can also be used to manage this disorder.

Children that have been sexually abused should be encouraged to do which of the following:

A. Verbalize their feelings about the incident(s).
B. Draw a picture to show what happened.
C. Use dolls or toys to show what happened.
D. All of the above.

Answer: D. The child should be encouraged to verbalize their feelings to dispel the tension which has been built up by secrecy. The child should be encouraged to show what happened to them to help them recover from the traumatic ordeal.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Pediatrics Sample Questions

Which of the following signs of dehydration would a nurse expect to find during the admission assessment of an infant?

A. Sunken eyeballs and irritability.
B. Anuria and hypotension.
C. Fever and bradycardia.
D. Bulging anterior fontanel and dry mucous membranes.

Answer: A. This occurs because of fluid loss. Low blood pressure often results, followed by oliguria. Fever may be present with tachycardia. The mucous membranes may be dry, and the anterior fontanel sunken.

Which of the following children should the nurse recognize as the highest risk for fluid and electrolyte imbalance?

A. Benjamin, a preschooler with leukemia.
B. Mary, a toddler with lead poisoning.
C. David, an infant with acute gastroenteritis.
D. Jenny, a school-age child with multiple trauma.

Answer: C. This child has the greatest percentage of fluid per pound of body weight, and is at highest risk for F&E imbalance. None of the other children have conditions which make them at high risk for F&E imbalance.

TRUE or FALSE. A long term complication for a toddler who has recovered from meningitis is hydrocephalus. TRUE.