Building a solid foundation of knowledge is pivotal for practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Continuous changes in science, pharmacology, and technology necessitate the need to consistently strive to build upon material learned through classroom, simulation, and clinical rotations. Even with years of practice, seasoned CRNAs strive to consistently update knowledge to improve anesthetic care. The purpose of this book is twofold: (1) to provide a strong resource for graduating student nurse anesthetists that assists in preparation for the National Certification Examination (NCE) and (2) to offer current, comprehensive review material for seasoned CRNAs.
The review book is based upon the content areas tested by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). The NBCRNA's quest to promote patient safety is laudable. The review questions foster knowledge acquisition providing a foundation for safe anesthetic practice. Basic Science; Equipment, Instrumentation, and Technology; and Basic and Advanced Principles serve as the focus for each chapter. The intent of the content-based questions provides you with the ability to identify strengths and gaps in your knowledge base. Rationale for the correct responses is provided along with current anesthesia references including the newest edition of Morgan and Mikhail's Clinical Anesthesiology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Lange Medical Books McGraw-Hill. Question formats include multiple choice, multiple response, and calculation. The questions are intentionally not grouped according to specific topics in order to provide a review that mirrors a real test environment. Enjoy the review!