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CRNA Certification Exam Review

Author(s): Kelly L. Wiltse Nicely, PhD, CRNA
Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, RN, MSN, CRNA
  • ISBN-13: 9781449670481
  • Product With Access Code    356 pages      © 2014
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CRNA Certification Exam Review is the ideal study guide for new and recertifying nurses preparing for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) certification exam. Built to mirror the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (CCNA) test blueprint, it offers 1,600 practice questions with comprehensive answer rationales. CRNA Certification Exam Review explores basic sciences, equipment, instrumentation and technology, basic and advanced principles of anesthesia, and professional issues.

Included with each new print book is an Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool designed to help nurses prepare for certification examinations by offering case-based questions, detailed rationales, and robust reporting.

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  • Includes bonus questions not found in the book

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Chapter  1  Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology
Chapter  2  Pharmacology
Chapter  3  Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics
Chapter  4  Anesthetic Delivery Systems
Chapter  5  Preoperative assessment and preparation of patient
Chapter  6  Fluid/blood replacement
Chapter  7  Positioning (Technique, Physiologic alterations, Complications)
Chapter  8   Lab values; ABGs
Chapter  9  Preoperative testing
Chapter  10  Intraoperative monitoring
Chapter  11  Airway management
Chapter  12  Local/regional anesthesia
Chapter  13  Postoperative pain management
Chapter  14  Surgical procedures related to organ systems
Chapter  15  Pediatrics
Chapter  16  Obstetrics
Chapter  17  Geriatrics
Chapter  18  Obesity
Chapter  19  Chronic pain management
Chapter  20  Legal Issues
Chapter  21  Research and quality improvement
Chapter  22  Professional practice standards
Chapter  23  Patient safety

Kelly L. Wiltse Nicely, PhD, CRNA

Kelly L. Wiltse Nicely, PhD, CRNA is an Assistant Professor of Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  She maintains an active clinical nurse anesthesia practice, lectures at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing level, and is a funded researcher.  She has spoken at multiple national nurse anesthesia and health policy conferences.  In addition, she has extensive experience on both state and national nurse anesthesia committees and has served as the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists.  Dr. Wiltse Nicely currently serves on the editorial board of the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia. 

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Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, RN, MSN, CRNA

Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey MSN, CRNA has practiced as a cardiothoracic intensive care nurse for many years, and taught several types of nursing courses (Advanced Cardiac Life Support and classes for Critical Care Registered Nurses).  In addition, she served as an adjunct clinical instructor for Seminole Community College.  She has published three case studies in a peer-reviewed journal and has successfully completed three anesthesia texts including two pocket-guides and a textbook on Surgical Procedures and Anesthetic Implications.  She has spoken at the Cleveland AANA meeting in 2006, done lectures at the Regional State Meeting in North Carolina, and been a guest lecturer at the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia.  In addition to her successful publishing and speaking career, Mrs. Macksey maintains an active anesthesia practice as a CRNA and serves as a clinical preceptor to nurse anesthesia students at the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia in North Carolina.

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