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By William Gossman, Scott Plantz, Nicholas Lorenzo

Why waste time guessing at what you must comprehend for the CCRN examination? Maximize your examination coaching time with this quick-hit query and resolution overview. the original query and single-answer structure gets rid of the guesswork linked to conventional multiple-choice Q&A studies and reinforces purely the right kind solutions you will have to understand on examination day. Emphasis is put on distilling key proof and scientific pearls crucial for examination successs. nice for certification and re-certification, this high-yield overview for the CCRN examination is the correct praise to greater checks for excessive, streamlined evaluate within the days and weeks prior to your examination

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A 54 year old gentleman admitted two days ago with an acute anterolateral myocardial infarction suddenly develops atrial fibrillation with a ventricular rate of 135/min. He subsquently complains of substernal chest discomfort. His BP is 135/70. What is the most appropriate immediate action to be taken? Synchronized DC cardioversion.   T/F: The presence of occasional PVCs is a reliable predictor of ventricular fibrillation following acute myocardial infarction. False.   A 58 year-old gentleman is admitted with an acute anteroseptal myocardial infarction.

PEEP will increase the measured PCWP.   What is VO2? VO2 is the measure of oxygen consumption.   What is a normal VO2? 120 to 160 mL/m2/min.   What causes changes in VO2? VO2 decreases in hypothermia and paralysis. It increases during muscular activity, hyperthermia, hyperthyroidism and states of inflammation.   When is oxygen consumption dependent on oxygen delivery? On the low end of the consumption vs. delivery curve, oxygen utilization is supply dependent.   What does the oxygen saturation of venous blood (SvO2) tell us in relation to DO2 and VO2?

Sepsis, trauma, aspiration, multiple transfusions, shock, pulmonary contusions. However, many other systemic and local insults may trigger ARDS.   Why is the pulmonary artery wedge pressure an important feature in the diagnosis of ARDS? 117] at [07/18/16]. Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. Dobutamine. This will reduce SVR and PCWP and potentially increase cardiac output. However, it is doubtful this patient will survive, given the profound cardiac depression found in this patient.

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