A Community of Exceptional Nurses
Progressive Care Nursing Certification Preparation, Review, and 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
Table of contents
PART I. CARDIOVASCULAR1. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disorders3. The Normal ECG4. The 12-Lead ECG5. Hemodynamic Monitoring6. Acute Coronary Syndrome (Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction)7. Conduction Blocks8. Heart Failure: Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Edema, and Hypertensive Crisis9. Cardiogenic Shock10. Hemorrhagic (Hypovolemic) Shock11. Interpreting Dysrhythmias12. Cardiomyopathies and Pericarditis13. Treatment of Cardiac, Valvular, and Vascular Insufficiency, and TraumaCardiovascular Practice Exam
PART II. PULMONARY14. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology15. Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Disorders16. Alternative Methods of Ventilatory Support17. Acute Respiratory Dysfunction18. Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Aspiration19. Thoracic Trauma and Air-Leak SyndromesPulmonary Practice Exam
PART III. ENDOCRINE20. Introduction to the Endocrine System21. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Pituitary Gland22. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands23. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Pancreas24. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Adrenal GlandsEndocrine Practice Exam
PART IV. IMMUNOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY25. Physiology of the Immunologic and Hematologic Systems26. Diagnosis and Treatment of Immunologic and Hematologic Problems27. Hematologic and Immunologic Failure and Its Effects on Other Organ Systems28. Organ Transplantation29. Life-Threatening CoagulopathiesImmunology and Hematology Practice Exam
PART V. NEUROLOGY30. Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System31. Intracranial Pressure32. Acute Head Injuries and Craniotomies33. Stroke and Intracranial Aneurysms34. The Vertebrae and Spinal Cord35. Encephalopathies and Coma36. Meningitis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Myasthenia Gravis37. Seizures and Status EpilepticusNeurology Practice Exam
PART VI. GASTROENTEROLOGY38. Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System39. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Esophageal Varices40. Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Hepatic Failure, and Acute Pancreatitis41. Intestinal Infarction, Obstruction, Perforation, and Trauma42. Management of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal DisturbanceGastroenterology Practice Exam
PART VII. RENAL43. Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System44. Renal Regulation of Electrolytes45. Diagnosis and Treatment of Renal FailureRenal Practice Exam
PART VIII. MULTIORGAN PROBLEMS46. Sepsis and Multiorgan Syndrome47. Toxic Emergencies48. Airway Obstruction49. BurnsMultisystem Organ Dysfunction Practice Exam
PART IX. SYNERGY50. Professional Caring and Ethical PracticeSynergy Practice Exam
PART X: BEHAVIOR51. Behaviorial and Psychologic Factors in Critical CareBehavior Practice ExamIndex
Product Code: 128830
Authors: T. Ahrens, D. Prentice, R. Kleinpell
Learn more about what we have to offer based on your role in the industry.