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



Progressive Care Nursing Certification Preparation Review and Practice Exams

Progressive Care Nursing Certification  Preparation  Review  and Practice Exams Author Thomas Ahrens
ISBN-10 9780071761444
Release 2011-05-17
Pages 623
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The best review available for Progressive Care certification – updated to reflect the latest changes in the PCCN exam! CD-ROM with 2 comprehensive practice exams 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. Everything you need to pass the Progressive Care certification exam: A companion CD-ROM containing two complete practice exams A practice exam at the end of each part of the book (10 in all) More than 500 Q&A in the book and on the CD-ROM Content that includes every topic you will see on the exam: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Endocrine, Immunology and Hematology, Gastroenterology, Renal, Multi-organ Problems, Synergy, Behavior



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.



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.



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 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.



Quick Reference to Critical Care

Quick Reference to Critical Care Author Nancy Diepenbrock
ISBN-10 9781496328427
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 456
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The fifth edition of this pocket-sized reference guide to procedures, treatments, and stabilization techniques for disorders, injuries, and patient situations commonly seen in the critical care setting. It features extensive cross referencing to prevent discrepancy between terms. The text is “to the point” and is comprised of easy-to-understand terms. The layout features bullets to highlight specific information, provides “Remember” notations to emphasize important facts, and incorporates sun rhymes to help with reader retention.



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.



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.



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.



Occupational Therapy Examination Review Guide

Occupational Therapy Examination Review Guide Author Caryn R Johnson
ISBN-10 9780803645141
Release 2015-05-27
Pages 264
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Rely on the guide that has helped thousands of students pass their exams with exactly the practice they need. The 4th Edition mirrors the latest NBCOT exam blueprint and the question formats—multiple-choice and simulation at the difficulty level and in the decision-making style of the actual exam. More than 1,000 questions in five practice exams help you identify your strengths and weaknesses while you improve your test-taking performance.



Lippincott s Review for Medical surgical Nursing Certification

Lippincott s Review for Medical surgical Nursing Certification Author Williams Lippincott
ISBN-10 1451116578
Release 2011-10
Pages 442
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Rev. ed. of: Springhouse review for medical-surgical nursing certification. 4th ed. c2007.



Evidence based Practice in Nursing Healthcare

Evidence based Practice in Nursing   Healthcare Author Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
ISBN-10 9781605477787
Release 2011
Pages 599
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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University



Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum

Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum Author Laurence M. Behrens
ISBN-10 9780133999648
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 752
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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab™ does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 013410675X / 9780134106755 Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133944131 / 9780133944136 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText - Access Card 013394414X / 9780133944143 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText - Inside Star Sticker 0133999017 / 9780133999013 Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum MyWritingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Writing across the Curriculum or Writing in the Disciplines. Effective writing skills for students of all majors and interests One of the best-selling interdisciplinary composition texts for over twenty-five years, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum guides students through the essential college-level writing skills of summary, critique, synthesis, and analysis. The book is divided into three parts. Part one, “Structures and Strategies,” takes students step-by-step through the process of writing papers based on source material, explaining and demonstrating how summaries, critiques, syntheses, and analyses can be generated from the kinds of readings students will encounter later in the book–and throughout their academic careers. Part two, “Brief Takes,” bridges the gap between writing instruction and readings with a series of step-by-step exercises. The anthology in part three provides a wide range of carefully selected, cross-disciplinary readings, including two new chapters on rumor and advertising. Topics are both engaging and teachable, and students will appreciate how these topics correspond to their courses in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Also available with MyWritingLab™ This title is also available with MyWritingLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.



Davis s PA Exam Review

Davis s PA Exam Review Author Morton A. Diamond
ISBN-10 0803629516
Release 2013
Pages 350
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Divided into two sections, Essentials and Performance, this text provides you with exam-style questions, complete with rationales for correct and incorrect answers and simulated exams so you can practice.