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Adult CCRN Certification Review

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Adult CCRN Certification Review

SKU# 9780826198334

Think in Questions, Learn by Rationale

Author: Kendra Menzies Kent MS, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, TCRN

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It does an excellent job of reviewing the relevant content, with good thought-provoking questions. It is followed by NCLEX style questions and rationales. The book is thorough and current... The author does a very good job of covering important critical care content and includes questions with a variety of difficulty. The book is easy to use and will be an excellent resource for any nurse preparing for the CCRN exam." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult CCRN (critical care registered nurse) examination has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinical judgment enhancing content review in the form of thousands of questions, answers, and hints. Also included are practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and thorough coverage of the CCRN test blueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a "Think in Questions" format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked, and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. This format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by an innovative Q&A Socratic-style reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best clinical judgment. The review also features a separate section devoted to the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the exam, as well as a bonus of more than 200 CCRN-style review questions following the exam's content blueprint. These questions, in simulated exam format, are answered along with a rationale for each. The review is both comprehensive and user friendly, featuring "bite-size" sections for easier learning and memorization, and plentiful tables and charts. Additionally, the review includes a section on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful hints related to the CCRN exam format. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurs es to follow.

Key Features:

  • Covers content review, practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and the CCRN test blueprint format
  • Goes beyond mere memorization of facts with "Think in Questions" Socratic-style content review in the form of over 1,000 critical-thinking questions and hints
  • Contains "bite-size" sections for each topic for easier learning and memorization
  • Contains a separate section regarding the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the exam
  • Includes a section on test-taking skills and study plan to improve study habits

CCRN is a registered service mark of AACN Certification Corporation, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 07, 2014
  • Page Count 512
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826198334
  • EISBN 9780826198341

About The Author(s) 

Kendra Menzies Kent, MS, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, TCRN, is the nursing director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in south Florida. She is a highly experienced critical care trauma nurse and an accomplished instructor, with multiple specialty certifications in critical care and extensive clinical experience in a majority of critical care specialty areas. Ms. Kent is also an educational consultant for Med-Ed Seminars in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a speaker for Health and Sciences Television Network (HSTN) and HSTN videos. Ms. Kent has edited or contributed to Decision-Making in Medical Surgical Nursing, Evaluation Process: Competency-Based Orientation, Expert 10-Minute Physical Examination Expert Rapid Response, AACN Neuroscience Orientation PowerPoint for Traumatic Brain Injury, Critical Care Essentials, and CCRN Review Q&A. She is the author of Adult CCRN Certification Review: Think in Questions, Learn by Rationale for Springer Publishing Company.

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Table of Contents 

Introduction 1

1. Cardiovascular System Review 9

Questions 92

2. Pulmonary System Review 103

Questions 163

3. Endocrine System Review 169

Questions 188

4. Hematology/Immunology System Review 191

Questions 206

5. Neurological System Review 209

Questions 242

6. Gastrointestinal System Review 247

Questions 299

7. Renal System Review 301

Questions 325

8. Multisystem Review 327

Questions 363

9. Behavioral/Psychological Review 367

Questions 411

10. Professional Caring and Ethical Practice 413

Questions 443

Adult CCRN® Review Answers and Rationale 451

Index 491