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Interviewed for Clinical Documentation Specialist position at my hospital. Next have to take the JA Thomas test (software company that puts out the CDI program) and pass. Looking for anyone who has... Read More

  1. Visit  canchaser profile page
    #13 0
    Nursedana,I was a CDS for a year. I did the CDS full time and school part time. Do the CDS program, it will helpYou understand ICD9 codes. And when you have to learn them in NP school you will have a good grasp of it. And have a general understanding of billing too.
  2. Visit  erssam profile page
    #14 1
    Exam is multiple choice, two answers that could be correct and two that you can cross off. There are 60 questions with 10 additional questons on demographics. To me the test was difficult. My suggestion is know ABG's--metabolic/resp acidosis/alkalosis. Study hard on sepsis as there are multiple question on this also.
  3. Visit  SeaTracer75 profile page
    #15 0
    Good for you, but studying is not futile.... (or futal haha).


    I passed it today... and yes, I had to study... simple things you may not remember from school or your previous practice or real quirky random things are involved.


    It was hard, but definitely not as hard as @keelee made it sound. Your post keelee, was just discouraging.


    All those who want or need proper information or encouragement, can contact me.


    There's a reason they say don't believe everything you hear (or read).


    ~ST
  4. Visit  SeaTracer75 profile page
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    REPOST with quote:

    Quote from keelee
    Experience and knowledge base. Yes it was hard. I recieved one of highest scores to date at my facility. I am not bragging, but I have been a nurse for almost 25 years, with skills in ICU, CVICU, CCU, ER and the cath lab. Studing is futal. You have to have critical thinking to pass this test and a knowledge base. They covered MI, CHF, surgical procedures, ortho and renal. You have to know what you know and think.
    ****

    Good for you, but studying is not futile.... (or futal haha).


    I passed it today... and yes, I had to study... simple things you may not remember from school or your previous practice or real quirky random things are involved.


    It was hard, but definitely not as hard as @keelee made it sound. Your post keelee, was just discouraging.


    All those who want or need proper information or encouragement, can contact me.


    There's a reason they say don't believe everything you hear (or read).


    ~ST
  5. Visit  ldutton2 profile page
    #17 0
    Quote from SeaTracer75
    Good for you, but studying is not futile.... (or futal haha).


    I passed it today... and yes, I had to study... simple things you may not remember from school or your previous practice or real quirky random things are involved.


    It was hard, but definitely not as hard as @keelee made it sound. Your post keelee, was just discouraging.


    All those who want or need proper information or encouragement, can contact me.


    There's a reason they say don't believe everything you hear (or read).


    ~ST
    Hi,

    I am supposed to take the JATA test next Friday and really would like any advice that you can give regarding this pre-hiring test. I have been a nurse for 3.5 years, all of my time spent in ICU.

    Thanks for all your help in advance regarding this matter, it is greatly appreciated!
  6. Visit  Voodoos profile page
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    I just took the test yesterday. Found out today that I passed. You really just need a working knowledge of the diagnostic process and treatment of the conditions for which the diagnosis pertains to. I was a little nervous taking the test. You have nothing to lose for trying!
  7. Visit  goodyuvm profile page
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    SeaTracer75, Any tips on what to study would be greatly appreciated. I'm already in a CDS position but my hospital is brining in JATA and I'm very nervous. I am pregnant and due in Jan so I can't afford to lose my job.
  8. Visit  Voodoos profile page
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    The test evaluates your analytic abilities. I remember questions regarding interpreting diagnostic tests to get the best diagnosis. Also evaluating best treatments given a diagnosis. You evaluate patient scenerios. I score 82% without really any review. I think you just need to use your already acquired knowledge and experience.
  9. Visit  Sramham profile page
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    Hi, I'm taking the J.A. Thomas clinical test this Thursday. Any information that you could share would be great! I'm very nervous and feel like I'm studying the wrong material. I have been taking online CCRN review tests and looking over ABGs, Labs, and all major Systems.
    Anything you remember would be great to point me in the right direction.
    Thanks!
    S
  10. Visit  Voodoos profile page
    #22 0
    You can only review for these tests. You can't really learn judgement studying. Diagnostic scenerios might help. What treatment would be ordered for each scenerio and understanding looking at imaging and lab work to come up with specific diagnosis. Also what would you do to evaluate the treatment.

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