Gerontological Nurse Certification Review Second Edition

Gerontological Nurse Certification Review  Second Edition Author Alison E. Kris, RN, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826130181
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 425
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"In this book, the tools and clear presentation of information related to the actual testing process provide the learner with a framework for confidence as he or she prepares for the exam. More important, however, is the elaborate presentation of the certification content and the attention to the important physical and psychosocial elements of the human aging process." --Geraldine Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN Executive Director American Association of Colleges of Nursing This is the only certification review for the gerontology nursing specialty exam that has it all--a comprehensive review section covering key content included on the exam, well-honed test-taking strategies, and an extensive number of exam-style questions with answers and rationales. The second edition is completely updated to mirror the new format and content of the 2015 certification exam. It now features rationales for all review questions to promote critical thinking and includes new or expanded sections on health promotion and person-centered care, state-of-the-art drug information, and instruction on leadership, management, patient education, and population health. Concise and to the point, this resource contains all of the information required for test success, including step-by-step directives on how to best prepare for the certification exam, a meticulous content review presented according to the test blueprint, and 500 questions with answers and rationales that mirror the type of questions included on the exam. The dissection and analysis of a variety of questions likely to appear reinforce crucial test-taking strategies, and clues for memorizing information and tips for prioritizing answers offer additional tactics for exam success. An unrivalled resource for test preparation, the book will also be useful for students and teachers of gerontology and practicing nurses working with older adults. Key Features: Mirrors the new 2015 certification test plan Provides expanded content on health promotion and person-centered care Offers updated information on new medications and treatments Presents new content on leadership, management, patient education, and population health New to the second edition, are rationales for all 500 questions



Gerontological Nurse Certification Review

Gerontological Nurse Certification Review Author Meredith Wallace, PhD, APRN-BC
ISBN-10 0826101151
Release 2008-07-02
Pages 296
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The Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is an invaluable reference and certification test review guide for nurses preparing for RN Gerontological certification. Students studying gerontology, teachers preparing gerontology classes, and RNs working with older adults will also find this a practical and useful resource. The text presents information about preparing for the certification exam, a comprehensive compilation of content specific to gerontology, and a test bank of questions specifically developed for the RN. Why this is the only test review you need: Developed to address all aspects of ANCC exam Formatted for easy review and understanding of concepts Up-to-date and evidence-based 500 review questions to adequately prepare future gerontological nurses One of a kind--no other gerontological review books are currently available



Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Author Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826106445
Release 2011-01-19
Pages 256
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"[This book] is an important reference for nurses seeking to take the certification exam to validate their own practice. The practice of nursing over the next decades will demand age-specific knowledge for people across the life span. Nurses need to develop expertise in the area of geriatrics and have that expertise validated through certification." Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (From the Foreword) Nurse practitioners have long required a comprehensive certification review book for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) certification examinations. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is the first book to provide a thorough review of test content to effectively prepare nurses to successfully pass the GNP certification exam. With over 200 practice questions culled from the real ANCC test outline, this is the only book nurse practitioners need to pass the ANCC exam. Challenging and reflective questions and answers are provided at the end of each chapter for topic review, with a final test offered at the end of the book. By providing students the ability to take the "mock test," this book instills confidence, preparing students for the actual certification exam. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review contains: Guidelines on question dissection and analysis, as well as over 200 questions culled from the real ANCC test outline A comprehensive review of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment of acute and chronic illness, clinical management and pharmacological/nonpharmacological interventions, professional role and policy issues, and more An examination of the nurse practitioner and patient relationship Additionally, this book helps students in gerontological nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and adult nurse practitioner programs with course program examinations that refer to older adults.



Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets Study Guide

Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets Study Guide Author Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets Test P
ISBN-10 1609718488
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 252
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets helps you ace the Gerontological Nurse Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Gerontological Nurse Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Biological Theories of Aging, Havighurst's Theory, Hypertension, Cognitive Changes, Loop Diuretics, Thiazide Diuretics, Systolic Heart Failure, Myocardial Infarction, Vasodilators, Aldosterone Agonist, Venous Insufficiency, Atrial Dysrhythmias, Chronic Bronchitis, Malnutrition, Fluid Balance, Hyposalivation, Dysphagia, Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Urinary Tract Infections, Pyelonephritis, Chronic Renal Failure, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cardiac Dysrhythmias, Musculoskeletal Deformities, Hyperglycemia, Ketoacidosis, Thermoregulation, Thyrotoxic Storm, Electrolyte Imbalances, Respiratory Acidosis, Jung Theory of Individualism, Post-Menopausal Changes, Sociological Theories of Aging, and much more...



Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Study Question Book

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Study Question Book Author Sally K. Miller
ISBN-10 9780763775346
Release 2010-07
Pages 131
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Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review Author Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C
ISBN-10 9780826134271
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 696
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"I found this book extremely helpful and loved the Fast Facts, Notes, Exam Tips and Clinical Tips. While other exam prep courses had great content, your book helped me to think more like a NP, and "pull it all together." I would highly recommend your book to any Adult-Gero NP student or graduate. It deserves 5 stars." T. Maria Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA, FMNLI Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed ANP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique "question dissection techniques," targeted key content review, 600 extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete adult lifespan from adolescence on, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics covering body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations Contains expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a total of 600 'high-yield' questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for test success, developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 extensive practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips help to prioritize The author's company, ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide It's the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice It's a great companion to the forthcoming ANP Certification Review app!



Lippincott Certification Review Family Nurse Practitioner Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Lippincott Certification Review  Family Nurse Practitioner   Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Author Albert Rundio
ISBN-10 9781496306609
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 486
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Prepping for certification as an adult-gerontology or family nurse practitioner? Lippincott Certification Review is your map to success. Written by experts in the field, this unique review guide offers up-to-date case studies drawn from real clinical scenarios, with all content and review questions addressing the areas covered in the certification exams. Whether you are preparing for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam, this is your ideal resource. Prepare to ace the AANP or ANCC certification exam, with this expert overview offering: Up-to-date information covering exam content, with more than 500 end-of-chapter practice questions in ANCC and AANP format Chapters organized by body system, addressing all age groups from infants to elders Four or five real-world clinicalcase studies per body system that offer: Practice in the decision-making skills and critical thinking required for a successful advanced practice Instruction in ANCC/AANP standards of care Ten end-of-chapter review questions for each case study, with answers/rationales, backed by illustrations or photos when needed Chapters beginning with a case study followed by clinical diagnoses and the content most likely to appear on a board exam, covering: Description of the disease Epidemiology and etiology Risk factors Signs and symptoms Differential diagnoses Diagnostic studies Treatment – both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic Chapters cover areas including: Health promotion – Tests and screenings, counseling and interventions, nutrition and exercise guidelines, and vaccinations/immunizations Disorders by body system – Musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, endocrine, hematopoietic, pulmonary, GI, and immune Women’s and men’s health, common neuro-psychiatric disorders, dermatology, gerontology, and HEENT assessments Pediatric and adolescent review Professional issues Easy-read bulleted format illustrated with tables, charts, and call-outs that make key points easy to remember



Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Second Edition

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice  Second Edition Author Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826129673
Release 2014-04-17
Pages 512
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2014 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing, First Place Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This widely acclaimed resource has been improved with this update. It is an excellent addition to the library of clinical nurse specialist students, faculty, and current practitioners. The release of the second edition ensures that the information is current for the ever-changing healthcare environment." Score: 100, 5 stars Now in its second edition, this highly acclaimed text remains the only cohesive, comprehensive textbook and professional reference for CNS education and practice. Supported by theory, research, and current literature, the text focuses on CNS roles and scope of practice, expanding opportunities in primary and home care settings, and on outcomes of CNS practice across the care continuum. This second edition reflects two emerging trends affecting CNS practice: an increased focus on transitional care (continuity across the care setting continuum) and new Centers for Medicare Services reimbursement rules related to pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management. Additionally, the second edition places increased emphasis on CNS practice outcomes and newly emerging roles in chronic illness management in primary and home care settings. Contributors to this edition represent the ìWhoís Whoî of CNS Nursing. Outstanding features include text boxes throughout that highlight core competencies and practice outcomes identified in NACNSís Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education. Additional chapter features include discussion questions, analysis and synthesis exercises, and clinical application considerations. The text also contains four models of CNS specialty care, and 10 exemplars of CNS practice, all including outcomes. New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on transitional care, primary care, program evaluation, and opportunities for CNS within the ACO and Medicare Emphasis on CNS role and practice outcomes pertaining to care of pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management New chapter on Program Evaluation New chapter on Affordable Care Organizations: New Horizons for CNS Practice New chapter on economics of CNS practice New chapter on CNS in primary care



997 Practice Questions with Rationale for Gerontological Nurse Certification

997 Practice Questions with Rationale for Gerontological Nurse Certification Author Solomon Barroa
ISBN-10 1546844619
Release 2017-05-20
Pages 298
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One of the indispensable member of the healthcare team is the nurse. Compassion and caring attitude are some of the good qualities of the nurse as well as the other members of the healthcare team. The nurse who specializes in geriatric care and management is called a Gerontological Nurse (GN). Such a nurse have undergone specialized training in the field of geriatric care and management as a nurse practitioner, a specialist or a generalist. A certification examination is then required for the nurse to practice and earn the title of Gerontological Nurse. The Gerontological Nurse certification requires passing a test administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Depending on the type of examination, there is a prerequisite, otherwise known as eligibility criteria. For a GN nurse practitioner and CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist), an active RN license; postgraduate, masters or doctoral degree with advance courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, differential diagnosis, disease management, health promotion, and pharmacology is required. A GN generalist is required to have 2,000 practice hours in geriatric care and an active RN license. The examination contains 175 questions, of which 150 are scored and 25 are considered pre test. The policies and rules may change from time to time. The requirement stated in this book are true at the time of the author's research. This 2nd edition contains revised practice questions with rationale covering the different components of Gerontological Nursing. It is not intended to reflect the exact questions of the board examination. The author's intention is to provide effective review material for the reader. Various levels of difficulty are reflected in this book. There are easy and difficult questions. Sample Questions: *The nurse is explaining the coverage of Medicare part A to a 72 year old client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Which of the following is included in the Medicare program? (a.medications b.inpatient psychiatric services c.speech therapy d.none of the above) *During an assessment, the nurse found raised skin tags for an 85 year old man. Which of the following identifies this finding? (a.acrochordon b.actinic keratosis c.cutaneous horn d.senile lentigine) *A 78 year old client with Alzheimer's disease demonstrated spatial disorientation. Irritability and agitation were also observed. What will be the best intervention for this type of client? (a.show family pictures b.administer Aricept c.provide a safe place to wander d.none of the above) *The nurse is assigned to a 90 year female old client with acute renal failure. Her serum creatinine is 0.9 mg/dl and weighs 40 kilograms. What would be the client's creatinine clearance? (a.28 ml/minute b.26 ml/minute c.24 ml/minute d.22 ml/minute) *A female client with substance abuse disorder is undergoing assessment. She told the nurse "I got some reefer inside my bra." Which of the following is being implied by the client? (a. marijuana b. cocaine c. heroin d. none of the above) *A 75 year old client with delirium is undergoing assessment. The other clients feel threatened by the client's behavior. Which of the following caused the client's condition? (a. dehydration b. psychiatric comorbidity c. functional dependence d. all of the above)



Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review Third Edition

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review  Third Edition Author Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC
ISBN-10 9780826134196
Release 2017-11-28
Pages 784
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Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Doody’s Medical Review: 100 Points; 5 Stars (First Edition) The third edition of this highly acclaimed review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the complex knowledge needed to pass the AGNP exam into a concise, well-organized format. It is updated with key information about the new AGNP certification exam, including new test format questions featuring photos of skin and eye conditions and EKGs, and more challenging drag-and-drop and multiple-choice questions. Also new to the third edition is information about nonclinical topics on the exam including research; culture, spirituality, and health practices; evidence-based medicine; epidemiology; and reimbursement guidelines. One hundred new review questions throughout the book and on the practice exam—including answer key and rationale—increase the total number of questions to 680. Designed to help NP students boost their confidence through intensive study and high-quality questions, the third edition features a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care. It covers the complete adult life span from adolescence onward, and offers extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis sections that provide strategies for identifying the best clues during the problem-solving process. Organized by body system, sections are consistently formatted and encompass Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, Benign Variants, Differential Diagnosis, and individual Disease Review topics for each system. Additional outstanding features include Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls that help to focus system study on key information. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION Updated information reflecting the new AGNP certification exam New test format questions used by the AANC, including photos of skin and eye conditions, EKGs, and more complex drag-and-drop and multiple-choice questions 100 new in-depth review questions for a total of 680 Additional information about nonclinical topics including culture, spirituality, and health practices; evidence-based medicine; and more KEY FEATURES Provides a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care Delineates strategic “question dissection techniques” for study success developed by the author Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls to help prioritize and interpret test content Outlines Normal Findings and Benign Variants in physical assessment of each body system Offers intensive pharmacology review



Gerontological Nurse Exam Flashcard Study System

Gerontological Nurse Exam Flashcard Study System Author Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets
ISBN-10 1609718496
Release 2010-08-01
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Gerontological Nurse Exam Flashcard Study System has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Gerontological Nurse Exam Flashcard Study System also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Gerontological Nurse Exam Flashcard Study System book for free.



Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review Second Edition Elist w App

Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review  Second Edition Elist w App Author Cynthia R. King, PhD, MSN, NP, RN, CNL, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826172242
Release 2016-03-14
Pages 472
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Now in its second edition, this book remains the only comprehensive resource for clinical nurse leaders preparing for certification. The guide stemsdirectly from Dr. King’ s acclaimed exam preparation course, which resulted in a 100% pass rate among students who took the course. The second editionreflects the new requirements of Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice (2013), featuring new andupdated chapters with information about risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice; anupdated glossary of key terms; and new multiple-choice questions and case studies. The resource mirrors the format of the AACN exam, and continues to cover all aspects of the current test, providing detailed information on taking theexam, how to analyze and interpret exam questions, basic test-taking skills, questions to stimulate critical thinking, a sample exam with answers andrationales, and content review of everything you need to know to succeed on the exam. The review not only helps individuals preparing for the exam, butalso provides strategies to help groups of students make the best use of the book. It offers direction for faculty who are designing review courses andserves as a valuable resource during the clinical nurse leader program itself. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION: Reflects new competencies Presents new and updated chapters Includes a new glossary of terms Provides new multiple-choice questions and case studies Addresses risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice KEY FEATURES: Delivers top-notch, comprehensive test-preparation assistance Presents guidelines on question dissection and analysis Facilitates critical thinking with multiple-choice questions and case studies written by certified clinical nurse leaders



Essentials of Gerontological Nursing

Essentials of Gerontological Nursing Author Meredith Wallace, PhD, ARPN-BC
ISBN-10 0826120539
Release 2007-10-22
Pages 352
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Essentials of Gerontological Nursing presents the best practices needed to care for older adults. Its brief, yet comprehensive, grasp of issues in elder care is a refreshing addition to the current literature, which is more commonly focused on theory than on clinical practice. Designed primarily for students in gerontological nursing courses in BSN and graduate programs, the book provides: Essential clinical information and "best practices" needed to care for older adults Current research and new patient approaches in gerontological nursing Overviews of rarely discussed issues, such as elder abuse, cultural considerations, and restraint alternatives Clinical specifications and practical applications Content designed to fit into a one-semester course Essentials of Gerontological Nursing is everything the nursing student needs to know when caring for older adults.



Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Author JoAnn Zerwekh
ISBN-10 9780323428132
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 368
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Ensure that you’re thoroughly prepared for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification exam with more than 1,500 questions! Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review, 3rd Edition reflects the latest evidence-based clinical practice and national treatment guidelines and protocols. This comprehensive resource features more than 1,500 high-quality multiple-choice questions with detailed rationales for correct answers. Questions related to patient safety are highlighted with a QSEN safety icon to highlight the graduate-level safety competency of the Quality & Safety Education for Nurses initiative. It also includes a companion Evolve website with virtually unlimited, randomly generated practice exams that match the length and question distribution of the actual AANP and ANCC FNP certification exams. More than 1,500 multiple-choice questions with by detailed rationales help students understand the reasoning behind each answer. Division of clinical chapters into Physical Examination and Diagnostic Tests, Disorders, and Pharmacology makes it easy for students to locate specific information within each system. Chapters on Research and Theory and Professional Issues provide information on professional competencies important to the FNP role. Multiple-choice questions that mirror FNP certification exam formats give you realistic exam practice. NEW! Updated questions throughout review the latest evidence-based clinical practice and national treatment guidelines and protocols to prepare students for the AANP and ANCC FNP certification exams and clinical practice. NEW! Questions emphasizing patient safety are highlighted to reinforce the graduate-level safety competency of the Quality & Safety Education for Nurses initiative.



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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Lippincott s Q A Certification Review Emergency Nursing

Lippincott s Q A Certification Review  Emergency Nursing Author Lippincott
ISBN-10 9781451179088
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 352
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The perfect study guide for the emergency nursing certification exam (CEN), this new edition contains over 1,600 questions, answers, and rationales in an easy-to-use two-column format—questions in the left column correct answers and rationales in the right. The format closely follows the actual CEN exam blueprint. In addition to Q&A, the book also provides test-taking tips and strategies and an extensive appendix withcommonly encountered cardiac arrhythmias, ECGs, life-support drugs, and triage assessment principles. The Point offers 400 additional Q&A in both review and self-test modes.



Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination

Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination Author Jill E. Winland-Brown
ISBN-10 0803618190
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 516
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The authors provide some excellent tools for teaching a venipuncture class though small, is complete in its coverage of topics related to phlebotomy. The unit on blood collection and venipuncture equipment is very thorough. . . Respiratory Care, review of the 1st Edition.Perfect for intensive one- or two-day phlebotomy courses! This user-friendly text concentrates on the crucial skills of blood specimen collection. . . making it a cost-effective, compact learning tool for cross training and continuing education.