Progressive Care Nursing Certification Preparation Review and Practice Exams

Progressive Care Nursing Certification  Preparation  Review  and Practice Exams Author Thomas Ahrens
ISBN-10 9780071769402
Release 2011-07-08
Pages 623
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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 Preparation Review and Practice Exams

Progressive Care Nursing Certification  Preparation  Review  and Practice Exams Author Alexander Johnson
ISBN-10 007182684X
Release 2018-02-22
Pages 640
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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.



Core Curriculum for Progressive Care Nursing

Core Curriculum for Progressive Care Nursing Author AACN
ISBN-10 9781437726237
Release 2009-05-14
Pages 624
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The only reference focused on progressive care nursing, this complete reference includes all of the key information you need to know for success in practice and on the PCCN certification exam. Expert authors from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses provide the most authoritative content on caring for patients in step-down, intermediate and telemetry units and prepare you to treat patients from every phase of progressive care. Plenty of illustrations and easy-reference tables clarify difficult concepts and make it easy to review content quickly. AACN authorship ensures you receive the most accurate and dependable information available from the same group that administers the PCCN examination. Comprehensive coverage including everything from basic to advanced concepts makes this an essential resource for nurses of any level of expertise. Content most likely to be on the exam is highlighted to help you study more efficiently. The latest, most authoritative references categorized by disorder make it easy to find resources for further research. Concise outline format with organization by body system helps you quickly locate information. Priority organization presents nursing management information in order of clinical priority. Content written from a collaborative care perspective includes medical management and interventions integrated throughout the text. User-friendly two-color design clarifies difficult concepts and makes illustrations and tables easy to understand.



AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Second Edition

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing  Second Edition Author Marianne Chulay
ISBN-10 9780071702720
Release 2010-05-24
Pages 569
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The authoritative, evidence-based coverage you need to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families – or prepare for the critical care nursing certification exam Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and written by top clinical experts in acute care nursing, this textbook thoroughly covers all the need-to-know details on the care of adult, critically ill 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, paralleling the blueprint for the critical care nursing CCRN certification examination. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four logical sections, which, taken as a whole, will give you complete understanding of this challenging area of nursing practice: The Essentials – provides fundamental information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnosis. Pathological Conditions – covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered in all adult critical care units. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient – presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than those generally found in adult critical care units. Key Reference Information – includes reference information that you will find helpful in a clinical environment, such as normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, and summary tables of critical care drugs and cardiac rhythms Each chapter begins with Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge your progress. This edition is compatible with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation), the online program offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.



AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing Third Edition

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing  Third Edition Author Suzanne Burns
ISBN-10 0071822925
Release 2014-05-16
Pages 538
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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



Slee s Health Care Terms

Slee s Health Care Terms Author Debora A Slee
ISBN-10 9780763789039
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 595
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With over 8,000 nonmedical words, phrases, and acronyms related to the health-care industry, Slee's Health Care Terms is the leading healthcare dictionary available today. Now in its fifth edition, it covers finance & reimbursement, managed care, government regulation, health professionals, legal issues, governance, and more. Written expressly for trustees, and others who need quick, precise information, Slee's tells you what a term means and why you need to know it in today's healthcare environment. It is an essential reference for anyone who deals with the health care industry.



Nursing Delegation and Management of Patient Care

Nursing Delegation and Management of Patient Care Author Kathleen Motacki
ISBN-10 9780323321150
Release 2016-03-25
Pages 336
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With a strong focus on the key areas included on the NCLEX-RN Exam’s "management of care" section, Nursing Delegation and Management of Patient Care, 2nd Edition prepares you to successfully prioritize, assign, and delegate nursing care to other members of the health care team. It provides the latest information on the roles and responsibilities of the staff nurse related to the management of patient care, the core competencies required of the nurse caring for patients, as well as a wide range of leadership and management concepts nurses need to confidently manage patients within a hospital unit. This new edition is organized according to the new 2014 Magnet Standards of Practice to help you learn the skills and competencies magnet status hospitals require when hiring nurses. Learning objectives, key terms, critical thinking case scenarios, and application exercises in each chapter provide you with plenty of opportunities for review. A trusted author team with years of teaching experience in nursing leadership and management introduce current content related to the management of patient care in today’s health care setting. NEW! A new table of contents reorganized according to the 2014 Magnet Standards. NEW! Addresses the competencies of the nurse’s role with respect to the 2014 Magnet Standards. Coverage includes the latest information on the roles and responsibilities of the manager of patient care position, core competencies required of nurses caring for patients, and a wide range of management concepts new nurses need to know before entering practice. Emphasis on the NCLEX Exam "management of care" areas that you will be tested on, such as prioritization, delegation, and assignment. Clinical Corner and Evidence-Based Practice boxes within most chapters include real-world tips and advice on patient and client management, plus the latest research on practices relevant to chapter topics. NEW! End-of-chapter and Evolve NCLEX questions include analysis and application-level questions. NEW! The latest RN design gives this edition a fresh new feel that is easier to follow.



Certification and Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care Nursing E Book

Certification and Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care Nursing   E Book Author Lisa M Stone
ISBN-10 9780323448857
Release 2017-08-30
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The 7th edition of this powerful review tool helps you assess and build your knowledge of the information covered in the Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing -- and achieve Adult CCRN(R) or PCCN(R) certification. Three 150-question exams mirror the style and content of the CCRN exam and PCCN exam. You can also access these same practice exams, along with 100 additional questions, on an accompanying Evolve website for interactive practice. Integration of the ACCN Synergy Model for Patient Care ensures that the needs or characteristics of patients and families influence and drive the characteristics or Developed in conjunction with and based on the AACN Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing, the Certification and Core Review is an ideal study companion to the Core Curriculum. Each exam mirrors the certification exam content, question format, and content distribution, giving you realistic practice for the Adult CCRN(R) exam and PCCN(R) exam. Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to assist you in remediation. NEW! Three 150-item interactive exams on a secure Evolve site allow for access to interactive exam practice on any HTML5-compatible device, including desktop computers, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Exams address the complete range of vital content in critical care nursing and challenge your mastery of the essential knowledge base for Adult CCRN(R) and PCCN(R) certification. NEW and EXPANDED! 100 additional interactive questions on Evolve go beyond what can be found in the printed or electronic book, and provide even more practice for the Adult CCRN(R) exam and PCCN(R) exam. NEW and UPDATED! Content distribution matches that of the latest Adult CCRN(R) exam and PCCN(R) exam test blueprints, so you better know what to expect come exam day. NEW! Updated content throughout ensures currency, accuracy, and consistency with standardized guidelines and the latest evidence-based practice. UPDATED and NEW! All questions feature integration of the AACN Synergy Model, including both patient characteristics (resiliency, vulnerability, stability, complexity, resource availability, participation in care, participation in decision making, and predictability) and nurse characteristics (clinical judgment, advocacy/moral agency, caring practices, collaboration, systems thinking, response to diversity, facilitation of learning, and clinical inquiry). NEW! New behavioral and psychosocial content addresses new content now found on AACN's Adult CCRN(R) exam and PCCN(R) exam. NEW! Updated illustrations reflect current clinical procedures and assessment skills.



Pass PCCN

Pass PCCN Author Robin Donohoe Dennison
ISBN-10 9780323077279
Release 2015-05-24
Pages 672
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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.



Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy Author Karen C. Comerford
ISBN-10 1582559309
Release 2007
Pages 660
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Presenting essential nursing fundamentals in an easy-to-read, fun-to-learn format, this resource provides comprehensive coverage of the theoretical foundations of nursing, the nursing process, basic nursing skills, physiologic patient care, and the latest nursing concepts. Includes illustrations, cartoons, and quizzes.



Adult Ccrn Certification Review

Adult Ccrn Certification Review Author Coo and Director of Clinical Applications Menifee California Ann J Brorsen
ISBN-10 9781449694876
Release 2013-06-10
Pages 425
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Adult CCRN Certification Review, Second Edition is the perfect study guide for nurses preparing to take the Adult CCRN exam administered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). First introduced in 1976, CCRN certification reflects expertise for nurses providing care to acutely or critically ill adults and their families in areas such as intensive and cardiac care units, trauma units, or critical care transport. Completely updated and revised, Adult CCRN Certification Review, Second Edition contains more than 1,200 questions with comprehensive rationales on a broad range of topics divided into sections similar to those found on the Adult CCRN Test Plan. New to this edition are sections on behavioral/psychosocial issues and special populations in critical care. Included with each new print book is an online Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool designed to help nurses prepare for certification examinations by offering the book s questions, detailed rationales, and reporting. * Randomized questions from the book create new exams on each attempt * Monitors results on practice examinations with score and time tracking * Reporting tools evaluate progress and results



Critical Care Nursing

Critical Care Nursing Author Kathy J. Booker
ISBN-10 9781118939178
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 296
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Providing an easy-to-use reference, Critical Care Nursing outlines best practice for the assessment, monitoring and treatment of critically ill adult patients. Each chapter includes research and evidence-based strategies for treating commonly-seen conditions. Initial chapters introduce ICU set-up and operation, the rapid response team, vitals measurement and shock management strategies. Subsequent chapters, structured by organ system, focus on care relating to specific organ function and dysfunction, including the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, renal and gastrointestinal systems. Key information on monitoring for overdoses, special considerations in traumatic injury and end-of-life concerns is also included. Critical Care Nursing is a comprehensive and informative resource for experienced staff nurses and advanced practice nurses working with critically ill patients on ICUs, PCUs, transitional care units and within emergency care departments.



Medical Surgical Nursing

Medical Surgical Nursing Author Sharon L. Lewis
ISBN-10 9780323371438
Release 2016-09-08
Pages 1776
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Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in today’s evolving healthcare environment! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as patient safety, NCLEX exam preparation, evidence-based practice, and teamwork. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for you to find essential information and the accessible writing style and building-block approach make even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all — a complete collection of learning and study resources helps you learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice. Highly readable format offers you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing. Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in healthcare settings. Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care. Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals. UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness. Bridge to NCLEX Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination with both standard and alternate item format questions. Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply concepts and procedures to real-life patient care. Managing Care of Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge of various disorders and prioritize and delegate patient care. Separate chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application to nursing care of patients. Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues. Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders. NEW! Interprofessional Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care and outline the role of each provider in managing disorders. NEW! Teamwork & Collaboration boxes highlight your role in working with members of the interprofessional team. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes challenge you to think critically and interact with patient data. NEW! Becoming a Nurse Leader boxes introduce you to concepts related to being a responsible team member and leader. NEW! Patient and Caregiver Teaching chapter includes a stronger focus on informatics to reflect the current use of technology as it relates to patient self-management. NEW! Core clinical content focuses on highlighting and incorporating QSEN competencies.



301 Careers in Nursing

301 Careers in Nursing Author Emerson E. Ea, DNP, APRN-BC, CEN
ISBN-10 9780826133083
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 408
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Written for nurses of all education and experience levels, 301 Careers in Nursing highlights the exceptional array of diverse opportunities available to those interested in a career in nursing. Each of the carefully selected and researched careers described in this book embraces the core dimensions of nursing: caring, competence, and commitment to excellence in caring for others at all stages of life. If you are considering a career in nursing, if you know someone who is considering a career in nursing, if you are a guidance counselor, or if you are already a nurse but considering a change, you will benefit from this resource to the most prominent careers in nursing today. This edition features 100 additional career options available to the growing number of advanced practice nurses in the field, emphasizing the range of opportunities available. Also new to this edition are 24 interviews from nurses practicing in a multitude of areas. These snapshots give you an inside look at opportunities in academia and practice settings that might be unfamiliar. Each career entry includes: Career description Educational requirements Core competencies and skills Related websites and professional organizations



PCCN Certification Review

PCCN Certification Review Author Ann J. Brorsen
ISBN-10 9781284111187
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 450
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Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Second Edition

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice  Second Edition Author Janet S. Fulton
ISBN-10 9780826129666
Release 2014-04-17
Pages 512
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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.



AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing

AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing Author AACN
ISBN-10 9781437726206
Release 2008-06-05
Pages 1632
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From AACN experts comes a resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. This comprehensive critical care nursing textbook addresses serious and potentially life-threatening patient conditions with a foundation rooted in the critical thinking process: the comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the United States, for the most authoritative coverage available. Thorough discussions of each body system emphasize advanced concepts, presenting physiology in an application format that examines the clinical implications of physiological science. Coverage of assessment focuses on interpreting abnormal findings and linking those findings to diagnosis and intervention. Appropriate interventions are discussed from an interdisciplinary, evidence-based perspective. Hundreds of new, full-color illustrations and design clarify important concepts and improve the book's usability. Complex, unfolding case studies are presented in all disease chapters, accompanied by review questions with a comprehensive answer key. Multidisciplinary Plans of Care provide at-a-glance information for common ICU conditions. Nutrition boxes appear in each relevant chapter, offering guidelines for patient needs with specific illnesses. Research-Based Practice Guidelines boxes and Promoting Evidence-Based Practice features appear throughout the text whenever applicable to present the latest research-supported nursing assessment and intervention practices. Drug boxes include common classifications of critical care drugs for specific disorders, including drug, actions, dosage, and special considerations. Applying the Technology features help you apply the latest technology to patient care. NIC Interventions boxes list NIC intervention labels appropriate for the conditions discussed in a chapter.