Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing / Edition 4

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The only exam review for the two leading neonatal critical-care nursing certification examinations, Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 4th Edition prepares you for your exam with realistic questions and test simulation. Based on the blueprints of the AACN’s CCRN-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, review questions cover the information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 3rd Edition, and reflect essential knowledge, the latest evidence, and best practices. A total of 600 questions and answers with rationales are provided both online and in the book. Online, you can choose either the AACN or NCC format, and review material either in Study mode or in Examination mode. Developed by the AACN, AWHONN, and NANN, this powerful review tool offers excellent preparation for your certification exam!

Endorsed by the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing: the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN).
Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to enhance your understanding of the material.
Realistic exam practice is offered through questions that mirror the certification exam content, the multiple-choice question format, and the distribution of content.

Online exam simulation, included free with this text, mirrors the test-taking experience with an interactive, timed format.
The online dual blueprint organization offers questions organized according to either of the two major certification examinations: the AACN's CCRN-Neonatal exam and the NCC's Neonatal Intensive Care (RNC-NIC) exam.
Updated questions reflect the information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 4th Edition, and the latest test plans by both AACN and NCC.
Two modes of online study let you choose whether to work through the questions in Study Mode or Examination Simulation.
A flexible format in online exams tailors the test plan and question format to the preferred examination, either the AACN or NCC.
Complete remediation includes rationales for both correct and incorrect answers.
A compact, portable size makes the book easier to study anytime, anywhere.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Amy L Bubbico, DMin, MSN, MA, (Presbyterian Hospital)
Description: This neonatal nursing review highlights key study areas through the use of questions related to core concepts in neonatal intensive care nursing. It is intended as a companion to Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 3rd edition, Verklan and Walden (Elsevier, 2004).
Purpose: This book is designed as a study guide and resource for nurses who are preparing to take the national certification exam in neonatal intensive care nursing. This tool allows nurses to review and direct their attention to crucial areas of study as well as identify areas of weakness in their knowledge base.
Audience: According to the editor, this book targets a variety of readers. It provides review and critical thinking guidance for newly employed nurses as well as skilled neonatal nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists. As a clinical nurse specialist in neonatal intensive care, I think this works as a quick review and as a functional tool for guiding nurse orientation and didactic refinement. The authors are skilled and well prepared from the perspective of neonatal medicine and thus are superior contributors to this work.
Features: The book provides study and critical thinking questions related to general assessment and management of the neonate, pathophysiology of neonatal disease entities, care of the premature and extremely premature infant, and, finally, ethical, legal and research issues related to professional practice in newborn intensive care. One of the book's best features is that it not only provides study and review guidance, but immediate feedback in the form of answers and rationale for the questions. Dermatological, audiological, ophthalmic, and immunologic issues are not extensively covered, but neither are they tested extensively on the certification exams.
Assessment: It is essential that this review is updated with subsequent editions of the Core Curriculum, since it provides current information and research that will likely be seen on future certification exams and can be used in clinical practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437726336
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 128,397
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: General Assessment and Management

1. Assessment of Fetal Well-Being

2. Adaptation to Extrauterine Life

3. Neonatal Resuscitation

4. Physical Assessment

5. Gestational Age Assessment

6. Thermoregulation

7. Fluids and Electrolytes

8. Nutrition Management

9. Developmental Support

10. Radiographic Evaluation

11. Pharmacology

12. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant

13. Care of the Late Preterm Infant

Section II: Pathophysiology

System-Specific Disorders

14. Cardiovascular Disorders

15. Pulmonary Disorders

16. Gastrointestinal Disorders

17. Metabolic/Endocrine Disorders

18. Hematologic Disorders

19. Neurologic Disorders

20. Renal and Genitourinary Disorders

21. Genetics and Congenital Anomalies

22. Immunologic Disorders and Infections

23. Dermatologic Disorders

24. Auditory and Ophthalmologic Disorders

Multisystem Considerations

25. Maternal-Fetal Complications

26. Pain Assessment and Management

27. Perinatal Substance Abuse

Section III: Professional Caring and Ethical Practice

28. Family Integration

29. Discharge Planning and Transition to Home Care

30. Patient Safety

31. Research Issues

32. Legal Issues

33. Ethical Issues

34. AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

Section IV: Answers to Core Review Questions

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