So I'm scheduled to take my CSC in a month. Just to give you some background: I've been working in a mixed ICU for 5 years, I've been recovering hearts for 4 years, and I recently renewed my CCRN after my 3 years were up.
I do not primarily recover hearts. But I do get a rush of them here and there and avg 3-5 per month on a good month. I'd say I've done at least 100. Some very complicated, some not so much. My worry is that we are old school. Still use swans. Pts come back intubated. CTs, PWs, the usual drips: Milrinone, NTG, Nipride, Dopamine, sedation, possibly cardizem, insulin gtts. I've seen everything from a cruise on out of the unit to a crash and burn on arrival. MVRs, AVRs, CABG, CABG redo's, windows ...all with or without IABPs.
So what do I do to study??? What content does the exam focus on? Any advice from anyone who has taken the exam would be much appreciated!!!