Board Review Books (CRNA)

  1. I am looking for some suggestions for a good board review book, I am just starting my first year as a SRNA. Basically, I am looking for something that has practice questions that I can do while I am studying for exams. A senior student recommended Valley Anesthesia, but it is really expensive. I have a copy of Essentials of Nurse Anesthesia (McIntosh), but I am not that crazy about it.

    Thanks for any suggestions, Heather
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  3. by   jrvb
    Quote from Heather R.N.
    I am looking for some suggestions for a good board review book, I am just starting my first year as a SRNA. Basically, I am looking for something that has practice questions that I can do while I am studying for exams. A senior student recommended Valley Anesthesia, but it is really expensive. I have a copy of Essentials of Nurse Anesthesia (McIntosh), but I am not that crazy about it.

    Thanks for any suggestions, Heather

    Anesthesia Review
    A study guide to Basics of Anesthesia 4th Ed
    and Anesthessia 5th ED
    By Miller and Sdrales
    Edited by Stoelting

    This bool is in question and answer format but not multiple choice. I have found it to be a good review before tests.
  4. by   TraumaNurse
    Try either "Anesthesia Secrets" by Duke(about $38) or "Anesthesiology Review" by Faust(about $59). I use Dukes book a lot right now since I am only in my first year. It is also in Q&A format and it is a good straight forward review of a lot of different topics. I keep it in my gym bag and read it while doing cardio! Faust's book covers a lot of topics and gives the 'down and dirty' info. I think it is also an excellent book and I do use it as a supplemental review for exams.
    Valley may be worth the money as you get closer to graduation, but for good review as you move through your program, I think either of the ones I mentioned are valuable. IMO.

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