OET Speaking role play 1 for Nurses

OET Speaking Sample Test  – Role play card number 1 for nursing from oet 2.

You have 2 – 3 minutes to read and prepare the card and about 5 minutes to do this OET Speaking role play 1 for nurses.

OET speaking sample material for nursing
Card No. 1

Candidate Card No. 1

NURSING

SETTING

Emergency department

PATIENT

You are an 18 year old female with undiagnosed anorexia nervosa who has self presented to an emergency department due to severe heart palpitations which you’ve
never had before. Initially the doctors give you some heart drugs to slow your heart
back to a normal rhythm but they also now have an intravenous drip connected to you
which you are very anxious about and don’t understand. Generally you are very defensive and angry in your interactions with staff and are in denial about having anorexia nervosa or any mental health problems.

TASK

  • Ask the nurse about why you have a drip running and express fear that it
    might harm you in some way.
  • When the nurse tries to make conversation with you about your eating habits, initially answer some of his/her questions, but fairly quickly become defensive & angrily ask why it’s their business to know about your personal habits.
  • When the nurse tells you a psychiatric doctor will come to see you, become
    angry again, protesting that these doctors are only for crazy people and that there is nothing wrong with your mind. Calm down only when the nurse persuades you that that your eating behaviour is now causing very serious problems in your life

Candidate Card No. 1

NURSING

SETTING

Emergency department

Nurse

An eighteen year old female with undiagnosed anorexia nervosa has presented to your emergency department with an abnormal heart rhythm caused by her poor nutritional status. Cardiac treatment has stabilised her heart but she is still currently receiving a potassium infusion via a drip to prevent further such problems. Other than when she wants you to explain treatment to her, she is defensive and angry to communicate with and in denial that she has any kind of eating disorder or mental health issues.

TASK

  • Reassuringly answer her anxious questions about the intravenous drip being given to stabilise her electrolytes.
  • Tactfully ask her about her eating habits and food intake, emphasising your therapeutic aims for asking these questions.
  • Advise her that a mental health doctor will come to see her soon and when she becomes angry about having to see a ‘doctor for crazy people’, try to persuade her of the importance of dealing with her mental health/eating issues to prevent such life threatening hospital admissions.

Responses

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  1. It sound that you are irritated about your situation, but the doctor ordered potassium and iv fluids via drip so that your body will replenish for all the electrolyte and minerals that your body needed. Also, since you deprived yourself too much from eating which eventualy causes your heart abnormal ryhtym that put your health at risk, i know it’s hard on youe part but if you will put some trust on us we will gwt thru this. By the way the psychiatric doctor will come to see you and give you advice on what can we do about what can we do to meet our intervention that must be done to you

  2. Hi, I am nurse for today’s shift. I can see that you are quite tense or angry. Is there anything I can help you?
    I see that you don’t want these fluids going on and your upset for getting it, but the doctor ordered these fluids with electrolytes because this electrolytes that your body needs affecting the functions of your heart. These electrolytes that is in this fluids going to your body will help replaced the electrolytes that was deprived when you did not eat. The abnormal heart beat is only just one of the symptoms that your body is showing now a days.
    Now, would like anything to make you comfortable?
    There will be a psychiatrist that will see you sometime today, to assess you further and help you to overcome this predicament of yours.
    Psychiatrist is not only for the mentally ill patients. Even me I am seeing a psychiatrist to help me on my anxieties. Helping me to overcome what I am going thru on difficult situations. Like me, you can find help in the psychiatrist in dealing this.

  3. Hello, im one of the nurses working here, you can call me Phellysters. Im meeting you for the first time, can you tell me your name?
    The drip is on to make your electrolytes to balance.
    What do you like eating? How many times to eat it in a day? How many meals do you take in a day? The amount of food you eat? Im sorry but you the type of food we eat, the portion and the nutrional value of every meal is very necessary for the balancing our body electrolytes and we need good nutrional foods and portions for a healthy body. A healthy body will fight disease and stay strong and healthy.
    A mental doctor will come and talk to you soon. Im sorry but the doctor just talk to you on issues of your eating habits and your reactions to situations and thats i know will make feel better and relaxed so and you get to know how to live heathier to avoid recurring sickness and visiting the hospital most of the times.

  4. Hello ! I am your assigned nurse today. I noticed that you seems to agitated and anxious regarding the drip being hooked to you. Rest assured that this drip will help and correct your electrolyte imbalance. To make your worries more clearer regrading the drip being hooked to you , I would like to ask your eating habits . Do you regularly eat ? what kind of food you usually intake,? Are you following well balanced meals? ‘It seems your food intake is not healthy and affecting your body especially your electrolytes. A psychiatrist will come and examined you. Calm down , I know you are worried being labelled to be crazy but I would like to informed you that a mental doctor is not for crazy person but in your situation you need this doctor to assist in coping your psychological problems and provide you guidance in addressing your eating problem on how to cope with it and avoid any possible hospital admission .
    Thank you

  5. Notes: Hi My name is Mina one of the shift nurses will care for you. Please can I have your name and what can I call you as you want? Ok, nice to meet you. You are looking a bit nervous about intravenous treatment but I want to reassure you that this treatment is for your body needs to have electrolytes that protect you from suffering abnormal heart rhythm and help your body to get through balance.

    I know it seems to be a bit scary but believe me, it is essential for your body. Your body appears to lack some vitamins and minerals because of your feeding habits am I right. Could I ask if it doesn’t mind you give details about your food intake? please. I understood. Sometimes we don’t want to eat what we need to intake after that it comes to a habit in our lives and our body starts to give signals about lacking some essential nutrition. 

    So the doctors have tried to compensate for your body essentials by giving this liquid. and it makes you feel comfortable after taking this treatment. But you will see a specialist doctor who is a psychiatrist who will help you to overcome your poor nutritional habits. Please don’t think like that. It is no wrong with it. Everybody needs to get supportive treatment or TALK TO SOMEBODY PROFESSIONAL in their job. 

  6. hello my name is khati! M a nurse in this department and m hear here to assist you.

    i can see you quite worried about the intravenous drip. i can reassure you that this drip is given to you to stabilize electrolyte in the body so that you feel better, that`s why it is important that a person eat a well balanced meal every day and drink more fluids every day so that person have good nutritional status and good immunity system
    would you mind telling me the type of food you eat and how many times do you eat and drink fluid in a day? the questions will help us to understand the problems your coming with and also help us come up with the solution to the problem.
    your answers to my questions shows me that you have eating disoder that needs to be urgently attended so that we prevent life threatening hospital emergencies so thats why it is important that you see a mental health doctor to help deal with your eating disoder.i can understand how your are feeling but i can assure that if you give the doctor a cnance help you will get better with time anderstand the importance of eating right

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