Certification Review Includes

  • PCCN/CCRN: Exam Introduction and Synergy

    1. The goal of this module is to introduce the participant to the AACN blueprint, application process and study techniques for reviewing for the PCCN/CCRN exam, as well as highlighting the "synergy model" introduced by the AANC. After this module the participant will be able to:

      • List five steps in the application process
      • Describe three steps involved in the recertification process
      • Define the synergy module
      • Explain the synergy module as it relates to clinical outcomes
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Essentials of Hematology

    1. The goal of this module is to review the basics of the stress response, bleeding, platelet function, DIC, and blood replacement. At the completion of the module the participant will be able to:

      • List three vital functions of blood
      • Name four factors that contribute to the developement of DIC
      • List four risks of blood transfusion
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Essentials of Renal Care

    1. The goal of this module is to review acute and chronic renal failure as it presents in the ICU. At the end of this module the participant will be able to:
      • Name five structures of renal anatomy
      • Define terms: GFR, reabsorption, and excretion
      • List four causes of acute renal failure
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Essentials of Neurological and Behavioral Health

    1. The goal of this module is to review the essentials of neurological/neurosurgical nursing in preparation for the CCRN examination and to review the basics for behavioral abnormalities in the ICU. After this module the participant will be able to:

      • Discuss neurophysiology and neurological assessment of the adult.
      • List and discuss nursing interventions of care for the patient with neurological disorders.
      • List and discuss common nursing interventions for patients with behavioral abnormalities in the ICU and their families.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Essentials of Endocrinology

    1. The goal of this module is to review the clinical relevance of Diabetes Insipidus, SIADH, DKA, and HHNK in accordance with the AACN's test blueprint. At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

      • Name three symptoms of Diabetes Inspidus
      • List and describe five symtpoms of SIADH and treatment protocol
      • Compare and contrast three differences between DKA and HHNK
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Essentials of Gastroenterology

    1. The goal of this module is to review the pathophysiology and treatment modalitys of common gastrointestinal abnormalities. At the completion of this module the participant will be able to-

      • Describe three signs and symptoms of GI bleeding, pancreatitis, and bowel obstruction
      • Name and describe the treatments available for pancreatitis, gastrointestional bleeding and bowel obstruction
      • Name four causes of gastrointestinal bleeding
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Essentials of Pulmonary Care

    1. The goal of this module is to review lung physiology, pulmonary pathophysiology of common ICU abnormalities and the medical and nursing treatment of those abnormalities. At the completion of the module the participant will be able to:
      • Name and describe three structures of the pulmonary system
      • List all the steps involved in performing a proper pulmonary assessment
      • Describe V/Q perfusion matching and it's revelance to patient care
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Essentials of Cardiovascular Care

    1. The goal of this module is review the essentials of cardiovascular nursing in accordance to the AACN's test outline. At the completion of this module the participant will be able to:

      • Name two physiological reasons for increased respiratory rate
      • Name three structures of the cardiovascular system
      • Define Preload and Afterload
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Electrolyte Review

    1. The Purpose of this module is to review essential serum electrolytes: their levels and function in critical care. At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

      • Name seven essential electrolytes and their effect on the body when at abnormal levels.
      • List the seven  accurate serum levels of these essential electrolytes.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • PCCN/CCRN: Multisystem Organ Failure

    1. The goal of this module is to review physiology, pathophyysiology and treatment protocols for patients with cardiogenic shock, hypovolemic shock and vasogenic or distributive shock. At the completion of this module you will be able to:

      • List and describe five signs and symptoms of shock
      • Name the three types of shock and their implications on the humans body
      • List all the stages of shock and their clinical presentation
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to assist the learner in successfully passing the CCRN® and PCCN® national certification examinations. After studying the information presented, you will be able to discuss:
  • Serum electrolytes and their function in critical care nursing
  • Common gastrointestinal abnormalities and their treatment
  • Neurophysiological and neurological assessment of patients
  • The pathophysiology and treatment protocols for patients in cardiogenic, hypovolemic and vasogenic shock
 
After completing the course, you will be more prepared for the critical care nursing or progressive care nursing certification exams. This course is created by leading subject matter experts (SMEs) in the field and are based on the current exam content outlines published by the examining boards for each specialty.
 
Please note that Nurse.com does not administer nursing certifications. We specialize in online and live lecture review content that provides registered nurses the tools you need to pass your certification exams. We do however recommend that you utilize more than one resource when preparing for national certification examinations. Certification exams are taken following an application process through the appropriate organizations.

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