Progressive Care Nursing Certification Preparation Review and Practice Exams

Author: Thomas Ahrens
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071769402
Release Date: 2011-07-08
Genre: Medical

The best review available for Progressive Care certification! 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). 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

Progressive Care Nursing Certification

Author: Thomas Ahrens
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
ISBN: 0071761438
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nursing

"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.

Progressive Care Nursing Certification

Author: Thomas Ahrens
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
ISBN: 007176142X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nursing

"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.

Progressive Care Nursing Certification Preparation Review and Practice Exams

Author: Alexander Johnson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
ISBN: 007182684X
Release Date: 2018-02-22
Genre: Medical

The best book on the market for nurses preparing for the Progressive Care Certification Exam! This score-boosting new resource 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 test plan, so you can be confident you are studying the most timely, relevant material possible. With more than 1,200 Q&A, and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step review of all the must-know content, this is a true essential for anyone preparing for the exam. Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exam, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify your weak areas. In addition, handy “Editor’s Notes” highlight what is important and gives you an idea of the number of questions you should expect on a given topic. Features: • Vibrant two-color layout • Chapter ending Summaries encapsulate must-know information • Remediation for answers to practice exams • Boxes and sidebars highlight important information.

Pccn Exam Secrets Study Guide

Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 1610724925
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Medical

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** PCCN Exam Secrets helps you ace the Progressive Care Certified Nurse Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive PCCN 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. PCCN Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to PCCN 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; Comprehensive sections including: Etiology of Acute Coronary Syndrome, Treatment of Unstable Angina, Anticoagulation and Thrombolytic Therapy, Calcium Channel Blockers, Symptoms of Acute Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia, Use of Cardiac Enzymes, Thrombolytic Therapy, Pulmonary Edema/Heart Failure Phases, Four Causes of Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema, Risk Factors for Heart Disease, Laboratory Studies and Diagnostic Tests, Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure, Brain Natiuretic Peptide, Pharmacological Treatments, Stages of Heart Failure, Prevention of Hypoglycemia, Critical Care Management of Hypoglycemia, Assessment of Adrenal Function, Diagnosis of Diabetes Insipidus, Clinical Signs and Symptoms of DKA, The Five Grades of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Fischer Grade Classification, and much more...

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing Third Edition

Author: Suzanne Burns
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
ISBN: 0071822925
Release Date: 2014-05-16
Genre: Medical

Concise yet thorough guidance on how to safely and competently care for adult progressive care patients and their families Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in acute and progressive care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-know details on the care of adult progressive care patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book's practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts. The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing includes essential information to successfully prepare for PCCN certification in progressive care and much more! The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing is divided into four sections: THE ESSENTIALS -- presents information that clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to the majority of progressive care patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS -- covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult, progressive care patients ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CARING FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CARE PATIENT -- presents advanced progressive care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in adult progressive care KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION -- features normal laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; algorithms for advanced cardiac life support; and summary tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics, and treatment guides

Pass PCCN

Author: Robin Donohoe Dennison
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323077279
Release Date: 2015-05-24
Genre:

From the author of the bestselling Pass CCRN! and Pass CEN!, Pass PCCN! applies Dennison's time-tested approach to the Progressive Care Nursing Certification exam and follows the latest PCCN exam test plan, with one or more chapters for each section of the exam. This all-new review book features a thorough review in narrative format for each chapter - and covers all the content you need, including the disorders unique to the PCCN, to master the PCCN exam. Learning Activities interspersed throughout the book, as well as more than 900 review questions on the companion Evolve website, are geared towards progressive care nurses and offer valuable test-taking experience. Content follows the latest PCCN test plan to ensure you have the most current information for exam preparation. Companion Evolve website with more than 900 multiple-choice review questions, available in Study Mode or Exam Mode, lets you self-test online. UNIQUE! Learning Activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts, such as crossword puzzles, matching and fill-in-the-blank questions. Case studies, consisting of patient scenarios and associated learning activities, stimulate critical thinking and promote application of knowledge. Appendices include common abbreviations and acronyms, laboratory values, formulas, hemodynamic monitoring essentials, and a dysrhythmias reference (including etiology, criteria, significance, and management), so you can quickly reference important information when studying for the PCCN examination.

Core Curriculum for Progressive Care Nursing

Author: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 1416099875
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Medical

Focusing on progressive care nursing, this resource guides nurses' success in practice and on the PCCN certification exam. Expert authors from the AACN provide the most authoritative content on caring for patients in step-down, intermediate, and telemetry units and prepare nurses to treat patients from every phase of progressive care.

PCCN Q and A

Author: Mary Ann House-Fancher
Publisher: Med-Ed, Incorporated
ISBN: 098587774X
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Progressive patient care

Designed with You in Mind Reinforce your PCCN Exam test preparation with 200 multiple-choice questions based on the actual exam and complete rationale for each answer. Practice taking an exam and apply test-taking strategies to quickly determine which areas require further study. The answers, rationale and testable nursing actions, organized by system, follow the current 2013 PCCN Exam Blueprint.

Pediatric CCRN Certification Review

Author: Ann J. Brorsen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449615796
Release Date: 2011-05-16
Genre: Medical

Pediatric CCRN Certification Review is an essential guide for critical care nurses preparing for the Pediatric CCRN exam. Containing more than 1,200 practice questions with rationales representative of those found on the Pediatric CCRN exam, it offers a succinct, yet comprehensive review of the core material. Organized to provide essential test taking strategies and techniques for passing the exam, Pediatric CCRN Certification Review explores the Synergy Model, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, neurology, renal, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, endocrine, multisystem, and behavioral issues. Included with the book is an online access code for JB TestPrep, our online interactive testing program, to help you pass the exam. Don’t forget to visit our new nursing certification website: www.NursingCertificationSuccess.com

Critical Care Nursing Certification

Author: Thomas Ahrens
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071465861
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

What does it take to pass the Critical Care certification exam? Start here… "...a worthwhile resource for any critical care exam preparation. It serves its stated objective well. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service You hold in your hands the best-available preparation for Critical Care certification through the CCRN exam. Critical Care Nursing Certification: Preparation, Review & Practice Examsis your complete, step-by-step guide that lays out everything you need to know to pass the exam that's offered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Clearly formatted, easy to read, and comprehensive in scope,Critical Care Nursing Certificationaccurately approximates the actual content of the exam. The updated edition now integrates test questions with the text, so you can take a practice exam related to a specific topic without having to purchase a second book. In addition, “Editor's Note†features will explain changes to the exam, highlight what's important, and give you an idea of the number of questions to expect for a given topic. Features New part on “Synergy†-woven throughout the CCRN exam, this subject area is truly essential, based on changes to the exam An invaluable section on multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) Updated coverage of mechanical ventilation (including low volume ventilation) and the weaning portion, plus a much-needed emphasis on protocols; a closer look at acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); new details on asthma; and newer diagnostics in pulmonary embolism Update to the renal replacement therapy area, including incisive coverage of continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD)

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.

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.