Fully updated to mirror the latest CCRN-Adult test plan, PASS CCRN®!, 4th Edition is well known for its innovative learning strategies, targeted-yet-comprehensive coverage, and meticulous accuracy. Each section of the exam is addressed in detail, with review content presented in logical outline format and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations, tables, and algorithms. Learning activities in the book, as well as more than 1,000 review questions on the companion Evolve website, offer valuable practice and test-taking experience.
New to this edition
- NEW! Behavioral/Psychosocial chapter reflects the latest CCRN test plan, addressing behavioral and psychosocial issues that affect the care of the critically ill.
- More than 1,000 multiple-choice review questions on the new companion Evolve website offer convenient electronic access and can be answered in Study Mode or Exam Mode.
- Nearly 45% of the art is new or updated, including completely new algorithms based on the latest core protocols from the AHA, to help clarify complex concepts.
- Pharmacology boxes in each chapter highlight pharmacology as it pertains to each body system
Table of contents
- The Critical Care Certification Examination
- The Cardiovascular System: Physiology and Assessment
- The Cardiovascular System: Pathologic Conditions
- The Pulmonary System: Physiology, Assessment, and Ventilatory Support
- The Pulmonary System: Pathologic Conditions
- The Neurologic System
- The Gastrointestinal System
- The Renal System
- The Endocrine System
- The Hematologic and Immunologic Systems
- Behavioral/Psychosocial NEW!
- Professional Caring and Ethical Practice
Answers to Learning Activities
References and Recommended Reading
Common Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Critical Care Nursing
Normal Laboratory Values
Formulae Significant to Critical Care Nursing