Iconsulted with my first teacher and my first doctor—Dr Seuss, and I offer 5 quotes of inspiration from him for success on certification examinations.

Test plan topic: Renal and GI, Endocrine, Heme/Immune, Integumentary, 20% of the CCRN questions

Test plan topic: Heme/Immune and Renal, GI, Endocrine, Integumentary, 20% of the CCRN questions

Test plan topic: Multisystem, 14% of the CCRN questions

Test plan topic: Multisystem, 14% of the CCRN questions

Test plan topic: Cardiovascular, 18% of the CCRN questions

Packed red blood cells contain a preservative called citrate that binds with the patient’s calcium, thereby lowering their ionized (though not their total) calcium. Hypocalcemia manifests as muscle cramping, tetany, and bronchospasm.

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an acquired allergy to heparin. The antibodies develop in response to heparin binding with platelet factor 4 (PF 4) protein. The antibodies decrease the number of circulating platelets....

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