Progressive Care Nursing Certification: Preparation, Review, and Practice Exams [NOOK Book]


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...

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Progressive Care Nursing Certification: Preparation, Review, and Practice Exams

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071769402
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 623
  • Sales rank: 621,271
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

Thomas S. Ahrens, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN

Research Scientist

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis, MO

Donna Prentice, MSN(R), RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis, MO

Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM

Director, Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship

Rush University Medical Center

Professor, Rush University College of Nursing

Nurse Practitioner, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Chicago, IL

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Table of Contents


1. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disorders

3. The Normal ECG

4. The 12-Lead ECG

5. Hemodynamic Monitoring

6. Acute Coronary Syndrome (Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction)

7. Conduction Blocks

8. Heart Failure: Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Edema, and Hypertensive Crisis

9. Cardiogenic Shock

10. Hemorrhagic (Hypovolemic) Shock

11. Interpreting Dysrhythmias

12. Cardiomyopathies and Pericarditis

13. Treatment of Cardiac, Valvular, and Vascular Insufficiency, and Trauma

Cardiovascular Practice Exam


14. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

15. Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Disorders

16. Alternative Methods of Ventilatory Support

17. Acute Respiratory Dysfunction

18. Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Aspiration

19. Thoracic Trauma and Air-Leak Syndromes

Pulmonary Practice Exam


20. Introduction to the Endocrine System

21. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Pituitary Gland

22. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

23. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Pancreas

24. Anatomy, Physiology, and Dysfunction of the Adrenal Glands

Endocrine Practice Exam


25. Physiology of the Immunologic and Hematologic Systems

26. Diagnosis and Treatment of Immunologic and Hematologic Problems

27. Hematologic and Immunologic Failure and Its Effects on Other Organ Systems

28. Organ Transplantation

29. Life-Threatening Coagulopathies

Immunology and Hematology Practice Exam


30. Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

31. Intracranial Pressure

32. Acute Head Injuries and Craniotomies

33. Stroke and Intracranial Aneurysms

34. The Vertebrae and Spinal Cord

35. Encephalopathies and Coma

36. Meningitis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Myasthenia Gravis

37. Seizures and Status Epilepticus

Neurology Practice Exam


38. Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System

39. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Esophageal Varices

40. Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Hepatic Failure, and Acute Pancreatitis

41. Intestinal Infarction, Obstruction, Perforation, and Trauma

42. Management of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disturbance

Gastroenterology Practice Exam


43. Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System

44. Renal Regulation of Electrolytes

45. Diagnosis and Treatment of Renal Failure

Renal Practice Exam


46. Sepsis and Multiorgan Syndrome

47. Toxic Emergencies

48. Airway Obstruction

49. Burns

Multisystem Organ Dysfunction Practice Exam


50. Professional Caring and Ethical Practice

Synergy Practice Exam


51. Behaviorial and Psychologic Factors in Critical Care

Behavior Practice Exam


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  • Anonymous

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    During my cardiology review, I found incorrect answers. I alerte

    During my cardiology review, I found incorrect answers. I alerted the publisher & asked for a refund, they refused...didn't even offer to send me a new version after the supposed update.

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