This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult Critical Care certification exam (CCRN) has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinical judgment-enhancing content review, practise Q & A, test-taking skills and thorough coverage of the CCRN test blueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a unique format called ""Think in Questions"" that is designed specifically to assist the user in thinking critically throughout the exam. This format guides the candidate through each exam topic with a short content review followed by a Socratic-style reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best clinical judgment. The review also features a separate section devoted specifically to the Professional Caring and Ethical Practice portion of the exam, as well as 200 CCRN-style review questions following the exam's content blueprint. These questions, in a simulated exam format, are answered along with rationale for each.
The review is both comprehensive and user-friendly, featuring ""bite-size"" sections for easier learning and memorisation, use of case studies and short scenarios to enhance comprehension and plentiful tables, charts and drawings. The review also includes a section on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for certification exams and useful hints related to the CCRN exam format. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurses to follow while preparing for the CCRN and significant position statement and guidelines throughout.