Progressive Care Nursing Certification Preparation Review and Practice Exams

Progressive Care Nursing Certification  Preparation  Review  and Practice Exams Author Thomas Ahrens
ISBN-10 9780071761444
Release 2011-05-17
Pages 623
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The best review available for Progressive Care certification – updated to reflect the latest changes in the PCCN exam! CD-ROM with 2 comprehensive practice exams Progressive Care Nursing Certification is a complete step-by-step guide that thoroughly covers everything you need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Following the PCCN blueprint, the book reflects the latest changes to the test plan--so you know you are studying the most relevant, up-to-date material possible. Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exams, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify weak areas. In addition, the handy “Editor’s Note” highlights what’s important and gives you an idea of the number of questions you should expect on a given topic. Everything you need to pass the Progressive Care certification exam: A companion CD-ROM containing two complete practice exams A practice exam at the end of each part of the book (10 in all) More than 500 Q&A in the book and on the CD-ROM Content that includes every topic you will see on the exam: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Endocrine, Immunology and Hematology, Gastroenterology, Renal, Multi-organ Problems, Synergy, Behavior



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.



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.



PCCN Certification Review

PCCN Certification Review Author Ann J. Brorsen
ISBN-10 9781284111187
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 450
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PCCN Review Book 2015 2016

PCCN Review Book 2015 2016 Author Trivium Test Prep
ISBN-10 1941759386
Release 2015-07-22
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PCCN Review Book 2015 2016 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from PCCN Review Book 2015 2016 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full PCCN Review Book 2015 2016 book for free.



Pccn Study Guide

Pccn Study Guide Author Trivium Test Prep
ISBN-10 1940978521
Release 2013-12-02
Pages 152
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Think all PCCN study guides are the same? Think again With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money - having to study all over again because you didn't get effective studying in. You want to accelerate your education, not miss opportunities for starting your future career Every year, thousands of people think that they are ready for the Progressive Care Nurse certification exam, but realize too late when they get their score back that they were not ready at all. They weren't incapable, and they certainly did their best, but they simply weren't studying the right way. There are a variety of methods to prepare for the PCCN Exam....and they get a variety of results. Trivium Test Preps PCCN Review Study Guide provides the information, secrets, and confidence needed to get you the score you need - the first time around. Losing points on the PCCN exam can cost you precious time, money, and effort that you shouldn't have to spend. What is in the book? In our PCCN exam study guide, you get the most comprehensive review of all tested concepts. The subjects are easy to understand, and fully-explained example questions to ensure that you master the material. Best of all, we show you how this information will be applied on the real exam; PCCN exam practice questions are included so that you can know, without a doubt, that you are prepared. Our study guide is streamlined and concept-driven - not filled with excess junk, silly attempts at humor, or confusing filler - so you get better results through more effective study time. Why spend days or even weeks reading through meaningless junk, trying to sort out the helpful information from the fluff? We give you everything you need to know in a concise, comprehensive, and effective package.



Pccn Exam Secrets Study Guide

Pccn Exam Secrets Study Guide Author Mometrix Media
ISBN-10 1610724925
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 172
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***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

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



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.



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.



Pccn Review Book 2016

Pccn Review Book 2016 Author PCCN Exam Prep Team
ISBN-10 1941759610
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 148
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Think all PCCN study guides are the same? Think again! With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money! - having to study all over again because you didn't get effective studying in. You want to accelerate your education, not miss opportunities for starting your future career! Every year, thousands of people think that they are ready for the Progressive Care Nurse certification exam, but realize too late when they get their score back that they were not ready at all. They weren't incapable, and they certainly did their best, but they simply weren't studying the right way. There are a variety of methods to prepare for the PCCN Exam....and they get a variety of results. Trivium Test Preps PCCN Review Study Guide provides the information, secrets, and confidence needed to get you the score you need - the first time around. Losing points on the PCCN exam can cost you precious time, money, and effort that you shouldn't have to spend. What is in the book? In our PCCN exam study guide, you get the most comprehensive review of all tested concepts. The subjects are easy to understand, and fully-explained example questions to ensure that you master the material. Best of all, we show you how this information will be applied on the real exam; PCCN exam practice questions are included so that you can know, without a doubt, that you are prepared. Our study guide is streamlined and concept-driven - not filled with excess junk, silly attempts at humor, or confusing filler - so you get better results through more effective study time. Why spend days or even weeks reading through meaningless junk, trying to sort out the helpful information from the fluff? We give you everything you need to know in a concise, comprehensive, and effective package.



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.



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.



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.



201 Careers in Nursing

201 Careers in Nursing Author Mitch Earleywine, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826133830
Release 2011-08-17
Pages 312
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Few professions have evolved as much as nursing has, or offer as much variety, opportunity for growth, and potential for great personal and professional satisfaction. 201 Careers in Nursing, the new edition significantly expanding, updating and revising 101 Careers in Nursing, is your guide to careers in nursing practice, education, research, and so much more. Comprehensive in scope and for nurses at all levels, each career description includes educational requirements, core competencies, and required skills. Interviews with nurses working in a variety of roles and settings bring to life the breadth of opportunities available to nurses today. Important tips within the book will help when making your career choices, along with compensation range per degree, certification requirements, and earning potential for each career. 201 Careers in Nursing is an essential resource for nurses entering the profession, nurses considering a career change, and counselors facilitating career choices. Key Features: Includes 201 careers, each with career description, educational requirements, core competencies, and requisite skills Reformatted for ease of use Provides compensation range per degree, certification requirements, and earning potential for each career Features interviews with nurses in different careers in academia and practice settings Useful for students and nurses at all levels Sample Careers: Addictions Counselor Military Nurse Childbirth Educator Clinical Research Nurse Family Nurse Practitioner Medical-Surgical Nurse Telehealth Nurse Consultant Cruise Ship/Resort Nurse Disaster/Bioterrorism Nurse Fraud and Abuse Investigator Genetics Counselor Health Policy Analyst/Lobbyist Media Consultant



Importance of Specialty Nursing Certification in Progressive Cardiac Care

Importance of Specialty Nursing Certification in Progressive Cardiac Care Author Sherri A. Schmidt
ISBN-10 OCLC:955597277
Release 2014
Pages 28
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Specialty certification is the assurance of excellence in nursing care in a specialized area. The certification examinations test the nurse on evidence based and current practices to declare expertise in the given specialty. Research using the Perceived Value of Certification Tool (PCVT) showed high agreement in certified nurses in both intrinsic and extrinsic values. A certified nurse feels more empowered, knowledgeable, and valuable. A small portion of research indicates a correlation between nurse certification and positive patient outcomes. Cardiac-Vascular certification is the perfect complement to the Progressive Cardiac Care Unit to provide more knowledgeable patient care. The process of implementing a cardiac-vascular certification and tools to evaluate the outcomes are included.