Anyone else studying for CCRN exam? - page 9

Is there anyone else out there who is currently studying for the CCRN exam and would like to start a thread as perhaps a study and support group? I have just applied for the exam and have not yet... Read More

  1. Visit  ElizabethJRN profile page
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    Quote from deeDawntee
    It helps so much to have a patient with some of this stuff and see it first hand.
    I couldn't agree more! I have found almost everyday that I can correlate something that I was studying, to a patient I have had in the last few weeks!! For example, I have been studying a lot of cardiac lately since we don't see it as much in the MICU. Well, I've got a super septic pt right now, maxed out on vasopressin and levophed, but also on milrinone because he has such an extensive heart history and they are thinking there's a little bit of cardiogenic shock going on. Yesterday before the milrinone was started, I was thinking: hey, this pictures looks a little cardiogenic also, we may need something for contractility or cardiac vasodilator. Oh how fun it is to learn!

    He's also on Xigris (among many other gtts), anyone know the cost of that one? I heard along the lines of $1000 a bag !!? Great med though!!

    Happy studying everyone!
  2. Visit  ElizabethJRN profile page
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    Quote from Burnt2
    STUDY UPDATE: I'm taking the GRE tomorrow (wednesday), then I'm doing a PALS cert course (thur-fri), then I'm ramping up CCRN study full time. I'm shooting for 4 hours a day on my days off.

    Good Luck!!!!
  3. Visit  Burnt2 profile page
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    Quote from ElizabethJRN
    He's also on Xigris (among many other gtts), anyone know the cost of that one? I heard along the lines of $1000 a bag !!?
    I had a patient on Xigris last december.....

    the pharmacy accidentally sent me the bag via the tube system and we had to throw it away (Xigris has to be hand delivered to avoid shaking).

    expensive mistake!
  4. Visit  deeDawntee profile page
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    Quote from ElizabethJRN
    I couldn't agree more! I have found almost everyday that I can correlate something that I was studying, to a patient I have had in the last few weeks!! For example, I have been studying a lot of cardiac lately since we don't see it as much in the MICU. Well, I've got a super septic pt right now, maxed out on vasopressin and levophed, but also on milrinone because he has such an extensive heart history and they are thinking there's a little bit of cardiogenic shock going on. Yesterday before the milrinone was started, I was thinking: hey, this pictures looks a little cardiogenic also, we may need something for contractility or cardiac vasodilator. Oh how fun it is to learn!

    He's also on Xigris (among many other gtts), anyone know the cost of that one? I heard along the lines of $1000 a bag !!? Great med though!!

    Happy studying everyone!
    Good job!! I've hung Xigris a couple of times. Pretty amazing med.
    I've always really liked milrinone, in my limited experience, it has been more effective that dobut.
  5. Visit  Burnt2 profile page
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    GRE: 1350! (700 Verbal, 650 math - 1600 possible). Yay!

    Now to study the pals stuff
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  6. Visit  Hoozdo profile page
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    Hey, what's a GRE?

    Well, I am still on schedule to test on 7/25. Studying full time since this Monday. First I started off with a Pass CCRN DVD Post test to see what my major weaknesses were. As expected, they are cardiac and hemodynamics. Most of my experience has been in MICU and I have only dealt with Swanns a GRAND TOTAL of twice. My 12 lead EKG interpretation on the different areas of infarct needs lots of work too.

    So, I opened up my current Thelan's Critical Care Nursing textbook and am going through all 300 pages of the cardiac/hemodynamic section and making notes. I am almost done with that.

    Then I am going to retest just the cardiac section with Pass CCRN and see how I do. Once I am happy with that, I will watch all of Laura's tape (have only watched 5 so far) and reinforce with Pass CCRN questions.

    Whew, this is a lot of work......but to my surprise, I am enjoying it. Seems like old school days.

    I am also off of my night shift hours and on a quasi dayshift schedule for studying. The testing times are either 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM in my area, neither of which are my prime time working night shift!

    Back to the books:spin:
  7. Visit  deeDawntee profile page
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    Quote from Burnt2
    GRE: 1350! (700 Verbal, 650 math - 1600 possible). Yay!

    Now to study the pals stuff
    WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is sooooo awesome!!!!
    wtg

    :hatparty:yelclap:
  8. Visit  deeDawntee profile page
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    Quote from Hoozdo
    Hey, what's a GRE?

    Well, I am still on schedule to test on 7/25.
    HEY Hooz!! Welcome back!! How was Vegas??!!
    The GRE is the Graduate Record Exam, it is kind of like the SAT of graduate school. And Burnt did great!!!

    It sounds like you have a good plan for studying. You've got 1 week, eh? Plenty o' time, I'd say!! Keep in touch, I'd love a daily check in (at least) but, you do what works for you!!!!

  9. Visit  ElizabethJRN profile page
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    Wow Burnt, that is an awesome score. I don't know much about the GRE, but I've read in the CRNA forums that that's pretty damn good!! Congrats!!!

    And Hoozdo, GOOD LUCK! Maybe I should schedule my test one of these days...have you Dawn?
  10. Visit  deeDawntee profile page
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    Shoot, no, I haven't picked a day to take the test. Just gotta bite the bullet and do it. End of August sometime, I think.
  11. Visit  Burnt2 profile page
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    Quote from deeDawntee
    Shoot, no, I haven't picked a day to take the test. Just gotta bite the bullet and do it. End of August sometime, I think.

    Take it September 24th (when I'm taking it)
  12. Visit  deeDawntee profile page
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    Hey that's not a bad idea!!!! A little synergy before we test on the synergy model....sorry....really bad joke....how bout you Eliz???
  13. Visit  Burnt2 profile page
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    Quote from deeDawntee
    HA little synergy before we test on the synergy model....
    LoL

    Yea, it would be kinda neat to know that we're spread across the country, but we're doing it together in spirit, going through it at the same time:spin:

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