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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 (3,102)
Our question bank for the Critical Care Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 73 questions
- Cardiovascular - 1101 questions
- Connective Tissue - 27 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 100 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 257 questions
- Eyes - 26 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 445 questions
- Genetics - 14 questions
- Genitourinary - 54 questions
- Growth and Development - 3 questions
- Gynecologic - 11 questions
- Hematologic - 314 questions
- Infectious - 720 questions
- Integument - 81 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 153 questions
- Nervous - 781 questions
- Nutrition - 37 questions
- Obstetric - 38 questions
- Oncologic - 110 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 103 questions
- Pulmonary - 926 questions
- Renal - 263 questions
- Surgery - 381 questions
- Toxicology - 484 questions
- Trauma - 364 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 66 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 14 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 23 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 8 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 548 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 39 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 1053 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 35 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 1379 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 7 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 23 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 2 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 12 questions
- Causes - 1557 questions
- Classification - 295 questions
- Differential - 1500 questions
- Epidemiology - 48 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 772 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 1099 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 504 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 7 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 561 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 971 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 24 questions
- History Physical - 3254 questions
- Legal - 18 questions
- Pathophysiology - 1653 questions
- Patient Education - 19 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 2257 questions
- Toxicology - 366 questions
- Treatment Medical - 2019 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 3 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 21 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 1 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 7 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 453 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 28 questions
- Clinical Education - 64 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 412 questions
- Biostatics and Calculations - 6 questions
- Drug Information - 363 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 205 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 32 questions
Critical Care Exam Articles (1,581)
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Sternoclavicular (SC) joint injuries are uncommon. The sternoclavicular joint is a diarthrodial joint composed of the sternum and clavicle. ...
Pentamidine is a broad-spectrum anti-infective agent active against several parasitic worms, protozoa, and fungi. It has been used in the trea ...
Advances with percutaneous coronary interventions have led to a reduction in repeat coronary artery bypass grafting.
Urinary retention is one of the most prevalent urological complaints resulting in patients presenting to the emergency department. It is the inabil ...
Clonidine is a 40-year-old antihypertensive medication that acts as an agonist on alpha-adrenergic and imidazoline receptors. Clonidine is an antih ...
Suboccipital puncture is a procedure that was developed at the beginning of the last century. It was designed to obtain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) f ...
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can be divided into subgroups of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-segment elevation myocard ...
Unstable angina falls along a spectrum under the umbrella term acute coronary syndrome. This public health issue that daily affects a large portion ...
The widespread use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) was a significant milestone in the development of anesthesia. Before the introduct ...
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a health problem worldwide. Advances in treatment have made this disease not only manageabl ...
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