9780071465861

Critical Care Nursing Certification : Preparation, Review, and Practice Exams

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    9780071465861

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    0071465863

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-12
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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What does it take to pass the Critical Care certification exam? Start here... You hold in your hands the best-available preparation for Critical Care certification through the CCRN exam. Critical Care Nursing Certification: Preparation, Review & Practice Exams is your complete, step-by-step guide that lays out everything you need to know to pass the exam that's offered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Clearly formatted, easy to read, and comprehensive in scope, Critical Care Nursing Certification accurately approximates the actual content of the exam. The updated edition now integrates test questions with the text, so you can take a practice exam related to a specific topic without having to purchase a second book. In addition, "Editor's Note" features will explain changes to the exam, highlight what's important, and give you an idea of the number of questions to expect for a given topic. Features New part on "Synergy"-woven throughout the CCRN exam, this subject area is truly essential, based on changes to the exam An invaluable section on multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) Updated coverage of mechanical ventilation (including low volume ventilation) and the weaning portion, plus a much-needed emphasis on protocols; a closer look at acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); new details on asthma; and newer diagnostics in pulmonary embolism Update to the renal replacement therapy area, including incisive coverage of continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD)

Author Biography

Thomas S. Ahrens, RN, MSN, DNSc, Center for Nursing Research, St. Louis MO.

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD., RN-CS, CCRN, Rush University, College of Nursing, Chicago, IL.

Donna Prentice, RN, MSN(R), CS, CCRN, TNS is affiliated with BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, MO.

Table of Contents

Critical Care Certification, 5/e


PART I. CARDIOVASCULAR

1. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disorders
3. The Normal ECG
4. The 12-Lead ECG
5. Hemodynamic Monitoring
6. Acute Coronary Syndrome (Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction)
7. Conduction Blocks
8. Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Edema, and Hypertensive Crisis
9. Cardiogenic Shock
10. Hemorrhagic (Hypovolemic) Shock
11. Interpreting Dysrhythmias
12. Cardiomyopathies and Pericarditis
13. Treatment of Cardiac, Valvular, and Vascular Insufficiency, and Trauma


Cardiovascular Practice Exam

PART II. PULMONARY

14. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
15. Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Disorders
16. Alternative Methods of Ventilatory Support
17. Acute Respiratory Dysfunction
18. Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Aspiration
19. Thoracic Trauma and Air Leak Syndromes


Pulmonary Practice Exam

PART III. ENDOCRINE

20. Introduction to the Endocrine System
21. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Pituitary Gland
22. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
23. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Pancreas
24. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Adrenal Glands


Endocrine Practice Exam

PART IV. IMMUNOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY

25. Physiology of the Immunologic and Hematologic Systems
26. Diagnosis and Treatment of Immunologic and Hematologic Problems
27. Hematologic and Immunologic Failure and Its Effects on Other Organ Systems
28. Organ Transplantation29. Life-Threatening Coagulopathies


Immunology and Hematology Practice Exam

PART V. NEUROLOGY

30. Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
31. Intracranial Pressure
32. Acute Head Injuries and Craniotomies
33. Stroke and Intracranial Aneurysms
34. The Vertebrae and Spinal Cord
35. Encephalopathies, Coma, and Brain Herniation
36. Meningitis, Guillain–Barré, and Myasthenia Gravis
37. Seizures and Status Epilepticus


Neurology Practice Exam

PART VI. GASTROENTEROLOGY

38. Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
39. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Esophageal Varices
40. Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Hepatic Failure, and Acute Pancreatitis
41. Intestinal Infarction, Obstruction, Perforation, and Trauma
42. Management of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disturbance


Gastroenterology Practice Exam

PART VII. RENAL

43. Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System
44. Renal Regulation of Electrolytes
45. Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Renal Failure46. Renal Trauma


Renal Practice Exam

PART VIII. MULTIORGAN PROBLEMS

47. SEPSIS AND MULTIORGAN SYNDROME
48. Toxic Emergencies
49. Airway Obstruction
50. Burns


Multisystem Organ Dysfunction Practice Exam

PART IX. SYNERGY

51. Professionalism and Synergy Model


Synergy Practice Exam

COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICE EXAM—ICOMPREHENSIVE PRACTICE EXAM—II

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