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Critical Care Exam Overview
How many hours is the Critical Care Exam?
The Critical Care Exam is 5-8 hours.
How many questions is the Critical Care Exam?
The Critical Care Exam is 200-240 questions.
What topics are covered on the Critical Care Exam?
Topics include: Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic - 15%, Cardiovascular - 17.5%, Pulmonary - 20%, ID - 12%, GI - 5%, Neurologic - 9.5%, Hem/Onc - 5.5%, Surgery and Trauma - 7%, Pharmacology - 4.5%, Research and Ethics - 2%, and CC Ultrasound - 2%
Critical Care Exam MCQs (2,897)
Our question bank for the Critical Care Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 68 questions
- Cardiovascular - 1042 questions
- Connective Tissue - 26 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 95 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 231 questions
- Eyes - 25 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 423 questions
- Genetics - 12 questions
- Genitourinary - 51 questions
- Growth and Development - 1 questions
- Gynecologic - 9 questions
- Hematologic - 294 questions
- Infectious - 649 questions
- Integument - 75 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 146 questions
- Nervous - 717 questions
- Nutrition - 32 questions
- Obstetric - 35 questions
- Oncologic - 99 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 91 questions
- Pulmonary - 851 questions
- Renal - 251 questions
- Surgery - 344 questions
- Toxicology - 460 questions
- Trauma - 341 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 35 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 15 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 20 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 8 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 470 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 40 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 897 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 32 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 1147 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 6 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 20 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 2 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 10 questions
- Causes - 1411 questions
- Classification - 260 questions
- Differential - 1318 questions
- Epidemiology - 47 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 686 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 1004 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 389 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 6 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 539 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 904 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 22 questions
- History Physical - 3027 questions
- Legal - 16 questions
- Pathophysiology - 1518 questions
- Patient Education - 17 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 2065 questions
- Toxicology - 347 questions
- Treatment Medical - 1858 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 3 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 17 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 1 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 7 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 417 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 24 questions
- Clinical Education - 26 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 341 questions
- Biostatics and Calculations - 6 questions
- Drug Information - 347 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 194 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 32 questions
Critical Care Exam Articles (1,501)
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Cardiac enzymes have been in use since the mid 20th century in evaluating patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (MI). The biomar ...
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening condition of seriously ill patients, characterized by poor oxygenation, pulmonary ...
A deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms within the deep veins, usually of the leg, but can occur in the veins of the arms and the m ...
Taxonomically, the term 'zygomycosis' was used to describe invasive fungal infections caused by Zygomycetes, which are ribbon-shaped (about 5-15 mi ...
Phencyclidine (PCP) is a dissociative anesthetic that is a commonly used recreational drug. PCP is a crystalline powder that can be ingested orally ...
Although the basics of evaluating and treating most unknown ingestants are well known, many overdoses require very specific treatment if ...
Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a disease process that results in either decreased release of or response to antidiuretic hormone (ADH, also known as va ...
Loperamide is an over-the-counter oral antidiarrheal agent made in 1969, first used medically in 1976 and became available without a prescription i ...
Neutrophils play an essential role in immune defenses because they ingest, kill, and digest invading microorganisms, including fungi and bacteria. ...
Alkali toxicity, though rare, can lead to significant medical problems. In developed nations, alkaline ingestions are more predominant when compare ...
Multivisceral transplantation (MVT) can be categorized into many different organ combinations, but for this review, the focus will be on concurrent ...
CK-MB is an isoenzyme of creatine kinase. Creatine kinase dephosphorylates creatine phosphate to creatine, providing the energy required for A ...
Dialysis catheters are artificial indwelling transcutaneous conduits that are used to access the intravascular space or the intraperitoneal space f ...
Coronary heart disease and stroke are the two leading causes of death worldwide and by the year 2030, they are projected to account for nearly 25% ...
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