PASS CCRN®!, 4th Edition

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PASS CCRN®!, 4th Edition


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.
      1. The Critical Care Certification Examination

      • The Cardiovascular System: Physiology and Assessment

      • The Cardiovascular System: Pathologic Conditions

      • The Pulmonary System: Physiology, Assessment, and Ventilatory Support

      • The Pulmonary System: Pathologic Conditions

      • The Neurologic System

      • The Gastrointestinal System

      • The Renal System

      • The Endocrine System

      • The Hematologic and Immunologic Systems

      • Multisystem

      • Behavioral/Psychosocial NEW!

      • Professional Caring and Ethical Practice

      Answers to Learning Activities

      References and Recommended Reading


      Common Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Critical Care Nursing

      Normal Laboratory Values

      Formulae Significant to Critical Care Nursing

      Robin Donohoe Dennison, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CEN, CNE, Dean, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Winchester, Kentucky


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