Critical Care Nursing Certification Preparation Review and Practice Exams Sixth Edition

Critical Care Nursing Certification  Preparation  Review  and Practice Exams  Sixth Edition Author Thomas Ahrens
ISBN-10 9780071701921
Release 2010-05-03
Pages 701
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The best review available for Critical Care certification A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! Critical Care Nursing Certification is a complete step-by-step guide that thoroughly covers everything you need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exams, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify weak areas. In addition, the handy "Editor's Note" feature explains changes to the exam, highlights what's important, and alerts you to the number of questions you should expect on a given topic. Everything you need to pass the Critical Care certification exam: NEW! Companion CD-ROM containing two complete practice exams NEW! A section on behavioral and psychological factors in critical care NEW! Expanded neurology section Valuable test-taking tips to help you perform your best on the exam A practice exam at the end of each part of the book Content that includes every topic you will see on the exam: Cardiovascular; Pulmonary; Endocrine; Immunology and Hematology; Neurology; Gastroenterology; Renal; Multiorgan Problems; Synergy; Behavior



Critical Care Nursing Certification Preparation Review and Practice Exams Seventh Edition

Critical Care Nursing Certification  Preparation  Review  and Practice Exams  Seventh Edition Author Alexander Johnson
ISBN-10 9780071826709
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 720
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The best review available for the Critical Care Nursing Certification Exam! Critical Care Nursing Certification: Preparation, Review, and Practice Exams, Seventh Edition is a complete, step-by-step study package that covers everything nurses need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Following the CCRN blueprint, coverage of each subject is weighted to reflect its level of importance on the actual exam. Presented in concise, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exams, allowing readers to identify and focus on their weak areas. In addition, the handy “Editor’s Note” feature explains changes to the exam, highlights what is important, and alerts readers to the number of questions they should expect on a given topic. New to this edition is remediation to answers in the practice exams that include rationales, test-taking tips, and strategies



Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing

Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing Author JoAnn Grif Alspach
ISBN-10 9781455756285
Release 2013-04-11
Pages 992
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From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), comes the definitive resource on administering quality nursing care to critically ill patients. The 6th edition has been updated to reflect the current state of critical care nursing practice and includes new content on the AACN Synergy Model, professional care and ethical practice, and critical care patients with special needs, as well as the most current literature and clinical studies. The clear and logical format makes this book an ideal study tool for critical care nursing orientation and continuing education programs. By covering the newest content on the CCRN exam, it also serves as an important resource for nurses preparing for critical care certification. Authored by the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Reflects the most recent blueprint of the CCRN examination. Content spans basic to advanced levels with an emphasis on nursing practice. Organized by body system and written in a concise outline format for ease of use. Coverage of the AACN Synergy Model is featured in the new opening chapter. Professional Care and Ethical Practice is integrated into the Core Curriculum series framework. A new chapter on Critical Care Patients with Special Needs includes bariatric and geriatric patients in critical care, as well as high-risk obstetric patients. Features new content on chest tubes, liver transplantation for acute liver failure, spirituality, and spiritual aspects of care. Integrates pain as the 5th vital sign and includes JCAHO, HCFA, and AHCPR guidelines relating to pain management. Features AHRQ evidence-based practice guidelines as reference sources for practice interventions. New organization for Patient Care presents patient problems, needs, etc. in order of clinical priority. Expanded Nursing Interventions includes considerations related to patient/family education, patient transfer, and discharge planning. Web-based resources for CDC, AHA, NINR, National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH Consensus Conference Proceedings, ADA.



Progressive Care Nursing Certification

Progressive Care Nursing Certification Author Thomas Ahrens
ISBN-10 0071761438
Release 2011
Pages 623
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"Progressive Care Nursing Certification is a complete step-by-step guide that thoroughly covers everything you need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Following the PCCN blueprint, the book reflects the latest changes to the test plan--so you know you are studying the most relevant, up-to-date material possible. Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exams, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify weak areas. In addition, the handy "Editor's Note" highlights what's important and gives you an idea of the number of questions you should expect on a given topic."--Publisher's website.



AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook Second Edition

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook  Second Edition Author Marianne Chulay
ISBN-10 9780071702737
Release 2010-05-24
Pages 195
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Essential Data Critical Care Nurses Must Know Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients. Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables • Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters • Lists of Assessment Components • Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips • 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct • Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment • Indications for Mechanical Ventilation • Weaning Assessment Tool • ACLS Algorithms.



PASS CCRN

PASS CCRN   Author Robin Donohoe Dennison
ISBN-10 9780323077293
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 928
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Fully updated to mirror the latest CCRN-Adult test plan, PASS CCRN®!, 4th Edition is well known for its innovative learning strategies, targeted-yet-comprehensive coverage, and meticulous accuracy. Each section of the exam is addressed in detail, with review content presented in logical outline format and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations, tables, and algorithms. Learning activities in the book, as well as more than 1,000 review questions on the companion Evolve website, offer valuable practice and test-taking experience. *The practice tests on the CD-ROM referenced on page 9 are now found on the accompanying website for the book. The website can be accessed by using the pincode found in the front matter of the book and following the prompts.* Completely updated content follows the latest CCRN Test Plan to ensure you have the most current information for exam preparation. Easy-to-follow outline format quickly and clearly presents the information you must know to pass the CCRN exam. Engaging learning activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts. Helpful appendices offer quick access to common abbreviations, laboratory values, and formulas essential to providing effective critical nursing care. NEW! Behavioral/Psychosocial chapter reflects the latest CCRN test plan, addressing behavioral and psychosocial issues that affect the care of the critically ill. More than 1,000 multiple-choice review questions on the new companion Evolve website offer convenient electronic access and can be answered in Study Mode or Exam Mode. Nearly 45% of the art is new or updated, including completely new algorithms based on the latest core protocols from the AHA, to help clarify complex concepts. Pharmacology boxes in each chapter highlight pharmacology as it pertains to each body system.



Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Author Lori Schumacher
ISBN-10 9781416061694
Release 2009-06
Pages 377
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Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards. Consistent headings break content into four succinct areas of review: What (subject) IS, What You NEED TO KNOW, What You DO, and Do You UNDERSTAND? Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted, exposing you to terminology used in the hospital setting. A color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications Mnemonic devices aid your memory and interactive activities help you learn, with exercises including fill in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles. Special icons help you focus on vital information: Take Home Points help you prepare for clinical rotations. Caution notes alert you to dangerous conditions and how to avoid them. Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching. Culture notes cite possible variations related to a patient's cultural background. Web links direct you to Internet resources for additional research and study. What You WILL LEARN learning objectives help you identify quickly the content covered and goals for each chapter. NCLEX"¥ examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your understanding of content and practice for the Boards. Cartoon characters with brief captions help to better explain difficult concepts. Margin notes are streamlined for ease of use and effectiveness. Content updates reflect current practice and emergent situations, including increased focus on disaster preparedness, code management, updated ACLS guidelines, and hypertension.



Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Author AACN
ISBN-10 9780323392402
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 168
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Get ready for your neonatal intensive care nursing certification exam with the only review developed in collaboration with three leading nursing organizations! From AACN, AWHONN, and NANN, Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition prepares you for your examination with hundreds of high-quality study questions and realistic test simulation. Based on the latest test plans of the AACN’s CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, review questions cover the changes to the Core Curriculum and reflect the latest evidence, essential knowledge, and best practices. New to this edition are three new chapters and 225 completely new review questions. This powerful study tool offers unparalleled preparation for your certification exam! Endorsed by the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing: the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Realistic exam practice is offered through 675 total questions that mirror the certification exam content, the multiple-choice question format, and the distribution of content. Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to enhance your understanding of the material. Online flexibility allows you to organize review questions and test format by your preferred examination, either the AACN or NCC. Online exam simulation - included free with each new copy of the book - mirrors the test-taking experience with an interactive, timed format. Customized study lets you choose whether to work through online questions in Study Mode or Examination Mode. Online remediation includes rationales for both correct and incorrect answers, and in-book remediation provides rationales for correct answers. A compact, portable size makes the book easier to study anytime, anywhere. 225 NEW review questions include 75 in the book and 150 additional online questions on the Evolve companion website. Thoroughly UPDATED review content reflects AACN’s latest CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s latest Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition, and the newest evidence-based guidelines for neonatal critical care. NEW! Three new chapters include Grieving Process, Quality Improvement, and Facilitation of Learning. NEW focus on culturally sensitive care is included in an expanded Family Integration and Culturally Sensitive Care chapter. UPDATED rationales in the Answer Key are referenced to the most recent literature and evidence-based guidelines. Compatibility with IPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices allows online exam practice that is easy and convenient.



Quick Reference to Critical Care

Quick Reference to Critical Care Author Nancy H. Diepenbrock
ISBN-10 9781608314645
Release 2011-02-15
Pages 404
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What began as a compilation of author notes from a real critical care hospital practice setting is now a pocket-sized powerhouse for critical care nurses and students! Quick Reference to Critical Care, 4th edition, provides thoroughly updated critical care content and updated cross-references with page numbers for even quicker reference and ease of use. Information is organized by body system, with each part presented alphabetically for fast, easy access. Full of fast facts, mnemonics, and over 200 images and tables!



Pediatric CCRN Certification Review

Pediatric CCRN Certification Review Author Ann J. Brorsen
ISBN-10 9781449615796
Release 2011-05-16
Pages 432
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Pediatric CCRN Certification Review is an essential guide for critical care nurses preparing for the Pediatric CCRN exam. Containing more than 1,200 practice questions with rationales representative of those found on the Pediatric CCRN exam, it offers a succinct, yet comprehensive review of the core material. Organized to provide essential test taking strategies and techniques for passing the exam, Pediatric CCRN Certification Review explores the Synergy Model, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, neurology, renal, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, endocrine, multisystem, and behavioral issues. Included with the book is an online access code for JB TestPrep, our online interactive testing program, to help you pass the exam. Don’t forget to visit our new nursing certification website: www.NursingCertificationSuccess.com



Medicine Morning Report Beyond the Pearls

Medicine Morning Report  Beyond the Pearls Author Rajkumar Dasgupta
ISBN-10 9780323391931
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 504
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Practical, concise, and easy to read, Medicine Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls covers essential material you’ll find on USMLE and shelf exams and sharpens your clinical decision-making skills. Using an in-depth case format, it prepares you to correctly analyze a clinical vignette in the style of a morning report conference, helping you formulate a clinically sound, evidence-based approach to realistic patient scenarios. Covers key content found on the USMLE, with pearls for the Step1, Step 2 and Step 3 exams – ideal for exam preparation and clinical rotations. Each case presents a high-yield topic in a morning report/grand rounds format, and includes must-know "pearls," an in-depth discussion of differentials and treatment, and assessment questions that support USMLE and shelf preparation. "Beyond the Pearls" tips and secrets (evidence based, with references) make this text unique. Key basic science concepts reinforce important information in a clinical context. Written and edited by experienced teachers of review courses and medical students. Each case has been reviewed by board certified attending/practicing physicians.



CRNA Certification Exam Review

CRNA Certification Exam Review Author Kelly L. Wiltse Nicely
ISBN-10 9781284040678
Release 2013-02-25
Pages 400
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CRNA Certification Exam Review is the ideal study guide for new and recertifying nurses preparing for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) certification exam. Built to mirror the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (CCNA) test blueprint, it offers 1,600 practice questions with comprehensive answer rationales. CRNA Certification Exam Review explores basic sciences, equipment, instrumentation and technology, basic and advanced principles of anesthesia, and professional issues. Included with each new print book is an Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool designed to help nurses prepare for certification examinations by offering case-based questions, detailed rationales, and robust reporting. * Randomized questions create new exams on each attempt * Monitors results on practice examinations with score tracking and time on each task * Reporting tools evaluate progress and results on each attempt * Includes bonus questions not found in the book



Manual of Critical Care Nursing

Manual of Critical Care Nursing Author Marianne Saunorus Baird
ISBN-10 9780323065924
Release 2010-11-30
Pages 1008
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It's the ideal go-to reference for the clinical setting! Compact and easy to use, Manual of Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition presents essential information on approximately 80 disorders and conditions, as well as concepts relevant to caring for all critically ill patients and functioning in the critical care environment. Award-winning clinical nurse specialists Marianne Baird and Sue Bethel separate the content first by body system and then by disorder, with each disorder including a brief description of pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, nursing diagnoses, desired outcomes, nursing interventions, and patient teaching and rehabilitation. A concise format presents the material in a way that reflects a practicing nurse's thought processes. Coverage of approximately 80 critical care conditions/disorders includes those most commonly seen in critical care units. Chapter outlines provide easy access to disorders. A portable size makes it ideal for use in the unit or bedside, and is also easy to carry on campus. Unique! Gerontology icon highlights considerations relating to the care of older adults. Unique! Research briefs in special boxes discuss selected research studies for evidence-based patient care. Unique! The latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses increase familiarity with NANDA terminology. Appendixes provide quick reference to information needed in the critical care setting. Revised format mirrors a practicing nurse's approach to patient care, making it easier to find information. Newly formatted care plans incorporate diagnoses, interventions, and desired outcomes in a consistent, logical organization. Patient safety alerts and high alerts call attention to issues important to a patient’s safety. Unique! Diagnostic Tests tables highlight the definition, purpose, and abnormal findings for each test. Unique! Collaborative Management tables concisely summarize key points while incorporating nationally recognized guidelines. Colored tabs mark the location of each body system, making topics easier to find. Smaller trim size increases portability for use in the unit or bedside, while enhancing readability.



Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners Author Thomas W. Barkley Jr.
ISBN-10 9781416069218
Release 2007-12-26
Pages 1024
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PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.



Pathophysiology of Nursing Demystified

Pathophysiology of Nursing Demystified Author Helen Ballestas
ISBN-10 9780071773409
Release 2013-08-05
Pages 528
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The quick and easy way to learn the concepts of pathophysiology– and how to apply them to real-world situations If you're looking for a fun, fast review that boils pathophysiology down to its most essential, must-know points, your search ends here! Pathophysiology of Nursing Demystified is a complete yet concise overview of diseases and how they affect various body systems. You will also learn about symptoms and signs as well as critical diagnostic tests so you have the knowledge to help your patients as a student and as a nurse once you start your career. Studying is easy and effective with key objectives, important terms, brief overviews, tables and diagrams, and, NCLEX-style questions throughout the book. At the end is a comprehensive final exam that covers all the content found in Pathophysiology of Nursing Demystified. This fast and easy guide offers: Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter Coverage of diagnostic tests and treatment options A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Pathophysiology of Nursing DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.



Illustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science

Illustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science Author Jean Mooney
ISBN-10 9780702048012
Release 2009-07-30
Pages 446
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More than just a collection of simple definitions, the Illustrated Dictionary of Podiatry is a pocket-reference guide for students and practitioners which covers anatomy, pathology, systemic disease, clinical diagnostic tests, treatment and management of foot problems and much more. Along with its handy size, a cross-referencing system helps make the Dictionary as user friendly as possible and draws the content together, while the many tips, tables, line drawings and photographs (including a colour section) expand on entries and summarize information on essential points. Over 150 illustrations including colour plates Cross referencing for ease of use Includes tables, charts and clinical tips to enhance understanding Essential areas covered including: Anatomy Aetiology Pathology Systemic disease Clinical diagnostic tests Treatment and management



PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum

PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum Author ASPAN
ISBN-10 9781455710591
Release 2009-11-27
Pages 1488
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Written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), this all-in-one reference includes all of the vital information you need to succeed on the CAPA and CPAN certification exams and excel in practice. Coverage of both in-hospital and ambulatory care makes PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition the perfect text for any care setting. Plus, new chapters on bariatric care and postoperative and postdischarge nausea and vomiting and the newest guidelines in all key clinical areas keep you up to date with the latest advances and concerns in the field. Authored by ASPAN -- the ultimate authority on scope of practice, competency, and patient care in perianesthesia nursing -- for the most reliable content available. Combined perianesthesia nursing and ambulatory surgical nursing core curriculum focuses on the full scope of perianesthesia nursing regardless of the setting, making it an ideal resource for in-hospital and ambulatory practice. An entire section on life span considerations addresses basic human growth and development changes for each major age group to prepare you to treat patients of any age. Competency of Preoperative Assessment and Core Competencies of PACU Nursing provide the thorough coverage you need to prepare for and pass the CAPA and CPAN exams. A section on surgical specialties includes detailed information for each specialty area including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, operative procedures, postanesthesia priorities, extended observation, and potential complications including anesthesia and pain management. Appendixes on certification and test-taking strategies provide outstanding tools to prepare for success on the perianesthesia certification exams. Expert editors Lois Schick and Pamela Windle share their years of experience in the field and as former Presidents of ASPAN to provide current, clinically-applicable perianesthesia patient care information. Postoperative and Postdischarge Nausea and Vomiting chapter helps you identify patients more likely to be at risk for nausea and vomiting, take preventive measures, and provide proper care. Bariatric Care covers screening, pre-procedure, and post-procedure care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery and prepares you for the special challenges and concerns associated with this patient population. Updated 2008-2010 Standards on all perianesthesia topics have been implemented throughout to ensure you have the latest content to study for both the CAPA and CPAN exams and provide the best, most cutting-edge patient care possible. Increased coverage of ambulatory care integrated into each surgical care chapter includes vital information on assessing, caring for, and educating patients of outpatient procedures before sending them home. The Care and Surgical chapters have been combined to make it easy to find the relevant care information for each surgical procedure by specialty.