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

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

by Thomas Ahrens

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ISBN-13: 9780071769402
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 07/08/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 623
File size: 28 MB
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About 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

Table of Contents

PART I. CARDIOVASCULAR
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

PART II. PULMONARY
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

PART III. ENDOCRINE
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

PART IV. IMMUNOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY
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

PART V. NEUROLOGY
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

PART VI. GASTROENTEROLOGY
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

PART VII. RENAL
43. Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System
44. Renal Regulation of Electrolytes
45. Diagnosis and Treatment of Renal Failure
Renal Practice Exam

PART VIII. MULTIORGAN PROBLEMS
46. Sepsis and Multiorgan Syndrome
47. Toxic Emergencies
48. Airway Obstruction
49. Burns
Multisystem Organ Dysfunction Practice Exam

PART IX. SYNERGY
50. Professional Caring and Ethical Practice
Synergy Practice Exam

PART X: BEHAVIOR
51. Behaviorial and Psychologic Factors in Critical Care
Behavior Practice Exam
Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.