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Critical care nursing certification : preparation, review, and practice exams

Author: Thomas Ahrens; Donna Prentice; Ruth M Kleinpell
Publisher: New York : McGraw Hill Medical, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"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). Following the CCRN blueprint, coverage of each subject has been carefully updated to reflect its level of importance on the actual exam. Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Examination Questions
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Ahrens; Donna Prentice; Ruth M Kleinpell
ISBN: 9780071667890 007166789X 9780071667876 0071667873 9780071667883 0071667881
OCLC Number: 477051529
Description: xvi, 701 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista, or Mac OS X 10.4.x/10.5.x.
Contents: Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology --
Diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disorders --
The normal ECG --
The 12-lead ECG --
Hemodynamic monitoring --
Acute coronary syndrome (angina pectoris and myocardial infarction) --
Conduction blocks --
Congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, and hypertensive crisis --
Cardiogenic shock --
Hemorrhagic (hypovolemic) shock --
Interpreting dysrhythmias --
Cardiomyopathies and pericarditis --
Treatment of cardiac, valvular, and vascular insufficiency, and trauma --
Cardiovascular practice exam --
Pulmonary anatomy and physiology --
Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disorders --
Alternative methods of ventilatory support --
Acute respiratory dysfunction --
Acute pulmonary embolism and aspiration --
Thoracic trauma and air leak syndromes --
Pulmonary practice exam --
Introduction to the endocrine system --
Anatomy, physiology, and dysfunction of the pituitary gland --
Anatomy, physiology, and dysfunction of the thyroid and parathyroid glands --
Anatomy, physiology, and dysfunction of the pancreas --
Anatomy, physiology, and dysfunction of the adrenal glands --
Endocrine practice exam --
Physiology of the immunologic and hematologic systems --
Diagnosis and treatment of immunologic and hematologic problems --
Hematologic and immunologic failure and its effects on other organ systems --
Organ transplantation --
Life-threatening coagulopathies --
Immunology and hematology practice exam. Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system --
Intracranial pressure --
Acute head injuries and craniotomies --
Stroke and intracranial aneurysms --
The vertebrae and spinal cord --
Encephalopathies, coma, and brain herniation --
Meningitis, guillain barre, and myasthenia gravis --
Seizures and status epilepticus --
neurology practice exam --
Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system --
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage and esophageal varices --
Hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatic failure, and acute pancreatitis --
Intestinal infarction, obstruction, perforation, and trauma --
Management of the patient with a gastrointestinal disturbance --
Gastroenterology practice exam --
Anatomy and physiology of the renal system --
Renal regulation of electrolytes --
Diagnosis and treatment of acute renal failure --
Renal trauma --
Renal practice exam --
Sepsis and multiorgan syndrome --
Toxic emergencies --
Airway obstruction --
Burns --
Multisystem organ dysfunction practice exam --
Professionalism and synergy model --
Synergy practice exam --
Behavior and psychological factors in critical care --
Behavioral/psychological practice exam --
Comprehensive practice exam I --
Comprehensive practice exam II.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Ahrens, Donna Prentice, Ruth M. Kleinpell.

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Covers what 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, this book includes  Read more...

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