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



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.



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.



Introduction to Critical Care Nursing6

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing6 Author Mary Lou Sole
ISBN-10 9780323088480
Release 2013
Pages 740
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Covers essential critical care concepts, technology, and procedures. This title addresses the advances in high-acuity care and emphasizes patient safety and optimum patient outcomes.



Critical Care Intravenous Infusion Drug Handbook

Critical Care Intravenous Infusion Drug Handbook Author Gary J. Algozzine
ISBN-10 9780323086059
Release 2010-04-06
Pages 360
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Compact and easy to use, this handy reference focuses on the information you need to administer intravenous medications in critical care and emergency environments. Essential coverage of 48 of the most common and complex IV drugs, including drip rate calculation charts, drug calculation formulae, and much more help you safely and efficiently administer IV drugs. Fully updated coverage includes the newest IV treatments with magnesium, conivaptan, potassium, and nicardipine, helping you provide the most effective care possible. Current drug dosing charts for 48 of the most common, and most difficult to administer, intravenous infusion critical care drugs ensure that the information you need is readily available. Quick reference drug compatibility charts provide instant access to this crucial information. Drip Rates and Dosing information are arranged in tabular manner for each drug referenced in the text, allowing you to quickly prepare drugs in critical situations. A Drug Calculation Formulae section includes a list of the formulae most useful in determining IV drug concentration, doses, and infusion rates, helping you to eliminate memorization errors when calculating these important parameters. Calculation factors based on patient weight enable you to quickly change a patient’s infusion dose and titrate the drug to reduce the chance of medication errors. Nursing Considerations in each drug monograph offer practical information on administration and monitoring. Trade and generic drug name indexes help you find information quickly no matter what name is used. A handy reference to ACLS guidelines allows you to quickly see how infusion therapy fits into the ACLS protocol.



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.



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.



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.



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!



Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review Author Maria T. Codina Leik
ISBN-10 9780826134240
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 660
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Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing Author Joanne V. Hickey
ISBN-10 9781451161014
Release 2011-12-21
Pages 816
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The new Sixth Edition of this award-winning classic prepares its users for delivering expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty. It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stroke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders, and peripheral neuropathies. This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice. It now includes case studies, community nursing sections throughout, and increased coverage of normal pressure hydrocephalus, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.



Essentials of Managed Health Care

Essentials of Managed Health Care Author Peter R. Kongstvedt
ISBN-10 9781449604646
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 694
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Rev. ed. of: Essentials of managed health care / edited by Peter R. Kongstvedt. 5th ed. c2007.



PASS CEN

PASS CEN Author Robin Donohoe Dennison
ISBN-10 9780323086523
Release 2010-12-20
Pages 832
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Prepare for success on the Certification for Emergency Nurses examination! Not only does Pass CEN! review all the content covered in the current exam blueprint, it includes fun yet challenging learning activities, realistic practice questions, and comprehensive practice examinations. A concise outline format and numerous illustrations make the material easy to read, understand, and remember. Written by a team of expert nursing instructors led by Robin Donohoe Dennison, this unique guide also reviews anatomy and physiology for each core body system. This is the all-in-one study tool you can't do without! An easy-to-follow outline format quickly and clearly delineates what you must know to pass the CEN exam. Content follows the most current CEN blueprint and eliminates extraneous information that is not likely to be tested. Learning activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts, such as matching questions, essays, table completion exercises, and crossword puzzles. Anatomy and physiology reviews cover each core body system Case Related Learning activities include questions on clinical reasoning and decision-making.



Fleisher Ludwig s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Fleisher   Ludwig s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Author Richard G. Bachur
ISBN-10 9781496326980
Release 2015-11-11
Pages 1552
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Before the 1st edition of the Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine published, there was no official pediatric emergency medicine subspecialty in either pediatrics or emergency medicine. This book defined many of the treatments, testing modalities procedural techniques and approaches to care for the ill and injured child. As such, it was written with both the pediatrician and the emergency physician in mind. The Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, has an entirely new editorial board and templated chapters focusing on evidence-based diagnosis and management of pediatric patients in the ED. The book’s content has been rewritten to eliminate and eliminate redundancy, creating succinct sections that pertain to patient care in the ED. Templated chapters include: Clinical Outcomes/Goals of Therapy Current Evidence Clinical Considerations Clinical Recognition: Triage Initial Assessment Management/Diagnostic Testing Clinical indications for discharge or admission, including parental instructions References In the ED, nurses and physicians work closely as a paired team, thus this edition reflects that partnership and offers content tailored to it. Online ancillaries, found in the bundled eBook, include Learning Links for nursing considerations and clinical pathways that outline the key steps to take when managing critically ill patients.



Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine Author Paul S. Auerbach
ISBN-10 9781455733569
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 2304
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Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.



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.