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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)
Cholinergic crisis is a clinical condition that develops as a result of overstimulation of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors at the neuromuscular ...
Edema refers to excessive fluid accumulation in the interstitial spaces, beneath the skin or within the body cavities caused by any of the followin ...
Cerebral aneurysms are defined as dilations that occur at weak points along the arterial circulation within the brain. They can vary in size (small ...
Unfractionated heparin is an anticoagulant indicated for both the prevention and treatment of thrombotic events such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) ...
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), also referred to as postinfectious encephalomyelitis, is an acute, rapidly progressive, autoimmune pro ...
Ringer’s lactate solution, or lactated Ringer’s solution, is a type of isotonic, crystalloid fluid further classified as a balanced or ...
The heart has an electrical system that allows it to contract and pump blood through the body in a coordinated rhythm. Regular heartbeats occur whe ...
Acute kidney injury (AKI), previously called acute renal failure (ARF), denotes a sudden and often reversible reduction in the kidney function, as ...
Most drugs undergo chemical alteration by various bodily systems as a way to create compounds that are more easily excreted from the body. These ch ...
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) classified as an interstitial lung disease is characterized by a complex immunological reaction of the lung paren ...
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme found in the cytoplasm of all cells in the body. It is a housekeeping enzyme that plays a vit ...
Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a very rare congenital cardiomyopathy. It is a disease of endomyocardial trabeculatio ...
The FDA-approved indications for desflurane are induction or maintenance of anesthesia in adults. It may also be used for maintenance of anesthesia ...
Rocuronium is a non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocker widely used to produce muscle relaxation to help facilitate surgery and ventilation of the l ...
Advances with percutaneous coronary interventions have led to a reduction in repeat coronary artery bypass grafting.
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