bkat 8 s Please help! ICURegister Today!
- by gmooh Mar 22, '11I am a new ICU nurse, just off orientation, and they just sprung it on me that I will have to take the BKAT 8s in a few days. I am a GOOD nurse and I am always studying anyway, but I have to pass this the first time to keep my job. I work hard, Im safe. I would buy it online but it takes weeks to get to me, which is too late.
Does anyone have a copy to send me?
forever in your debt.
gmoohLast edit by traumaRUs on Mar 22, '11 : Reason: Please don't solicit
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- Mar 22, '11 by Reno1978I wouldn't stress over it. It really is just used to evaluate basic ICU knowledge. If you've recently went through an ICU orientation, which probably included ECCO, and classes on topics like basic ECG interpretation, vasoactive meds, vents....you should do just fine. I had to take it when I relocated to WA state after I had been an ICU nurse for a year, and it really was rather basic.
- Mar 22, '11 by HouTxNo worries hon - most likely they just want to assess your knowledge level so they can provide extra help in any areas that still need some work.
Make sure you know all your normal pressure ranges for hemodynamics/ICP and understand how wedge pressures work and what they signify. Review the principles behind peripheral & central pressures - compensatory mechanisms, etc. Differentiate ARF from ATN - symptoms & management. You need to be able to associate different areas of cardiac ischemia by changes on a 12-lead (II, III, aVF for inferior, etc). Be familar with identification & management of various shock states.
At the end of the day, remember it's a multiple choice... the answer is there somewhere!
- Mar 22, '11 by gmoohOk. I still think I need a comprehensive source of info to study those things. Does anyone have a personal study sheet they used that they can attach or email to me? Or some source of info I can study from for BKAT? Thanks!
- Mar 22, '11 by gmoohCORRECTION, I NEED BKAT 8, NOT 8S
DOES ANYONE HAVE A PERSONAL STUDY GUIDE
OR A GREAT RESOURCE TO STUDY
OR A BKAT TEST
OR A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF SPECIFIC THINGS TO MEMORIZE, LIKE VALUES AND SITUATIONS? OR AREAS? THANK YOU.
- Mar 22, '11 by Reno1978It's a pretty heavily guarded test. I doubt you'll find a copy floating around. Again, if you have just come off of orientation for an ICU, you ought to do just fine. It's a test of basic knowledge.