Sara Knippa, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN, PCCN, ACCNS-AG, and Carol Ann Rauen, MS, RN-BC, CCRN, PCCN, CEN, are the column co-editors. Sara is a clinical nurse specialist/educator in the cardiac intensive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colorado, and Carol is an independent clinical nurse specialist and education consultant in St Augustine, Florida. The editors welcome feedback and practice questions from potential contributors at [email protected]. Carol wrote the introduction and the CCRN review questions.



Mary Beth Flynn Makic, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, FAAN, FNAP, is associate professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado. Mary Beth wrote the PCCN review questions.


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