AACN Certification and Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care

Author: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 1416035923
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

This updated edition helps readers assess and build their knowledge of critical care nursing as they prepare for the certification exam. The book consists of three 200-question sample examinations that provide extensive practice and review key content. An in-depth rationale, complete with references, is included for each question.

AACN Certification and Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care

Author: Lisa M. Stone
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437725582
Release Date: 2007-08-15
Genre: Medical

The new 6th edition of Core Review for Critical Care Nursing helps readers assess and build their knowledge of critical care nursing as they prepare for the certification exam. The book consists of three 200-question sample examinations that provide extensive practice and review key content. An in-depth rationale, complete with references, is included for each question. Written under the authority of the American Association for Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this book is an ideal study tool to facilitate preparation for critical care nursing certification. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Based on Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition, the review is designed to follow along with the core text. Three separate sample examinations each address the complete range of important areas in critical care nursing and challenge readers' mastery of the essential knowledge base in the specialty. Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to assist readers in building their knowledge. Each examination mirrors the certification examination content, multiple-choice question format, and content distribution, giving readers realistic practice for the examination. Contains a review of the synergy model, including Professional Care and Ethical Practice. Contains a review of the AHRQ and JCAHO evidence-based practice guidelines that are incorporated in Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing, 6th Ed.

Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing

Author: JoAnn Grif Alspach
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455756285
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Medical

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.

Adult CCRN Certification Review

Author: Kendra Menzies Kent
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826198334
Release Date: 2014-05-07
Genre: Medical

"It does an excellent job of reviewing the relevant content, with good thought-provoking questions. It is followed by NCLEX style questions and rationales. The book is thorough and current... The author does a very good job of covering important critical care content and includes questions with a variety of difficulty. The book is easy to use and will be an excellent resource for any nurse preparing for the CCRN exam." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult CCRN (critical care registered nurse) examination has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinical judgment–enhancing content review in the form of thousands of questions, answers, and hints. Also included are practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and thorough coverage of the CCRN test blueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a “Think in Questions” format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked, and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. This format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by an innovative Q&A Socratic-style reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best clinical judgment. The review also features a separate section devoted to the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the exam, as well as a bonus of more than 200 CCRN-style review questions following the exam’s content blueprint. These questions, in simulated exam format, are answered along with a rationale for each. The review is both comprehensive and user friendly, featuring “bite-size” sections for easier learning and memorization, and plentiful tables and charts. Additionally, the review includes a section on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful hints related to the CCRN exam format. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurses to follow. Key Features: Covers content review, practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and the CCRN test blueprint format Goes beyond mere memorization of facts with “Think in Questions” Socratic-style content review in the form of over 1,000 critical-thinking questions and hints Contains “bite-size” sections for each topic for easier learning and memorization Contains a separate section regarding the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the exam Includes a section on test-taking skills and study plan to improve study habits CCRN is a registered service mark of AACN Certification Corporation, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook Second Edition

Author: Marianne Chulay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071702737
Release Date: 2010-05-24
Genre: Medical

Essential Data Critical Care Nurses Must Know Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients. Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables • Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters • Lists of Assessment Components • Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips • 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct • Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment • Indications for Mechanical Ventilation • Weaning Assessment Tool • ACLS Algorithms.

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: AWHONN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323265010
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Medical

Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. The concise outline format highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes to help you find important information quickly. This new edition also features an increased focus on evidence-based practice, new CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, new techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. All necessary information to prepare for the neonatal intensive care nursing certification examination is included. Concise outline format provides access to important nursing considerations associated with the management of the most common conditions in the neonate. Text provides a collaborative effort between the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing - AWHONN, AACN, and NANN. Information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, and the transition to home acknowledge the full scope of neonatal nursing practice. NEW! CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program are just a few of the updates that reveal the importance the new edition places on safety practices and procedures. NEW! Updated chapter on Patient Safety includes selected improvement strategies and resources for neonatal nurses to build a patient safety toolkit, discusses TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), and recognizes human issues, such as shift work and fatigue. NEW! Increased focus on evidence-based practice for preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice. NEW! Strategies to promote inclusionary care better reflect nursing care today by focusing on family-centered care, comprehensive perinatal records, health care teams in the NICU, and best practices in the care of the late preterm infant. NEW! Comprehensively revised chapter on Immunology identifies risk factors for infection associated with term and preterm infants, distinguishes clinical symptoms and therapies associated with TORCHES CLAP spectrum infections, and includes prevention strategies for hospital-acquired infections. NEW! Thoroughly updated content and references reflect currency and technologic advances. NEW! Refocused chapter on Developmental Care guides the nurse to use assessment within the context of the environment and situation to initiate interventions in the moment or use patterns of responses for developing plans of care and presents core measures on evaluating developmental care practices in the NICU.

Adult CCRN Exam Practice Questions

Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 1614034931
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Medical

Adult CCRN Exam Practice Questions are the simplest way to prepare for the CCRN test. Practice is an essential part of preparing for a test and improving a test taker's chance of success. The best way to practice taking a test is by going through lots of practice test questions. Taking lots of practice tests helps ensure that you are not surprised or disappointed on your test day. Our Adult CCRN Exam Practice Questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on test day if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is a key to success and using practice test questions allows you to reinforce your strengths and improve your weaknesses. Detailed answer explanations are also included for each question. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed them) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why our Adult CCRN Exam Practice Questions include answer keys with detailed answer explanations. These in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand any questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.

CCRN Certification for Adult Critical Care Nurses

Author: Kaplan
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 1609788850
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Medical

CCRN nurses work at the bedside of acutely or critically ill patients. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses certifies and recertifies critical care nurses, and registered nurses can take the 3-hour CCRN exam in one of the following concentrations: adult, pediatric, or neonatal. Kaplan’s CCRN: Certification for Adult Critical Care Nurses is a focused, strategic review of test topics for practicing nurses studying for the CCRN. This comprehensive guide includes: * 2 full-length practice tests--one in the book, one online * Detailed answer explanations * An in-depth look at test layout * Advice on specific question types, with practice questions in every chapter * Tips on tackling the computer-based test format * Kaplan’s proven test-taking strategies

Critical Thinking Clinical Reasoning and Clinical Judgment

Author: Rosalinda Alfaro-Lefevre, Msn, RN, Anef
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323358934
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre:

What's behind every healed patient? Critical thinking! And what book best equips you to master the critical thinking skills needed for success on the NCLEX examination and in professional nursing practice? Alfaro's Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment, 6th Edition! With a motivational style and insightful "how-to" approach, this unique textbook draws upon real-life scenarios and evidence-based strategies as it guides you in learning to think critically in clinically meaningful ways. The new edition features a more streamlined, full-color design, and expanded coverage on some of key trends, including: interdisciplinary care teams, competency-based education, the IOM's Leading Health Indicators, legal considerations, the effects of the Affordable Care Act, and much more. If you want to truly succeed in nursing practice today and be thinking-oriented rather than task-oriented, then look no further than this one-of-a-kind textbook.

PASS CCRN

Author: Robin Donohoe Dennison
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323077293
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

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 Nursing of Older Adults

Author: Marquis D. D. Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110975
Release Date: 2009-11-16
Genre: Medical

2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Critical Care--Emergency Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This evidence-based book is an excellent reference for ensuring high-quality management of the elderly and of their particular needs in the critical care setting." --AJN "[This] book's contents run the gamut of elder problems and care: physiology, pharmacology, nutrition, restraints, substance abuse....it is a compendium that can be used as a text or a resource." --Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN (From the Foreword) This book is an evidence-based, best-practices guide that directs the bedside care of critically ill elders. The book serves as a reference on major clinical issues for nurses working at the forefront of care-from nurses in critical care and step-down units to those in trauma and emergency departments. Nurse educators at all degree levels will also find this book to be useful as a textbook and resource for students. The authors provide evidence-based, practical guidelines for both the complex clinical and management aspects of care. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all the issues caregivers need to be up to date on, including the standards of practice for geriatric care, new technologies, pharmacotherapy, pain management issues, ethical issues, and much more. Key topics discussed: Strategies for patient safety for older patients in the intensive care setting Family responses to critical care of the older adult Infection, sepsis, and immune function Understanding and managing sleep disorders in older patients in the ICU Heart failure in the critically ill older patient Substance abuse and withdrawal in elderly patients

Barron s Ccrn Exam

Author: Patricia Juarez
Publisher: Barrons Test Prep
ISBN: 1438004583
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Medical

Provides key concepts students need to master in order to successfully pass the adult critical care nursing certification exam. Features a 25-question pre-test, detailed subject reviews, 2 full-length sample CCRN tests with fully-explained answers, and 450 practice questions in all.

Child Maltreatment An Introduction

Author: Cindy L. Miller-Perrin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452205793
Release Date: 2012-05-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

Child Maltreatment, Third Edition, by Cindy Miller-Perrin and Robin Perrin, is a thoroughly updated new edition of the first textbook for undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in this field. The text is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to child maltreatment by disseminating current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. By helping students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment, the authors hope to further our understanding of how to treat child maltreatment victims and how to prevent future child maltreatment.