Sara Knippa, ms, rn, cns, ccrn, pccn, accns-ag, is the contributing editor of the column. Sara is clinical nurse specialist/educator in the cardiac intensive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado. She welcomes feedback from readers and practice questions from potential contributors at Sara wrote the introduction and CCRN review questions 3 through 5.


Leanna Leyes, bsn, rn, ccrn, is a clinical nurse in the intensive care unit at St. Charles Health System, Bend, Oregon. Leanna wrote CCRN review questions 1 and 2.


Alyson Dare Kelleher, bsn, rn, ccrn-k, Naperville, Illinois, has more than 10 years’ experience working with cardiac surgery patients. Alyson wrote CSC review question 3 and cowrote questions 1, 4, and 5.


Jennifer Popies, ms, rn, ccrn-...

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