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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 (3,037)
Our question bank for the Critical Care Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 70 questions
- Cardiovascular - 1088 questions
- Connective Tissue - 27 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 100 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 251 questions
- Eyes - 26 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 438 questions
- Genetics - 14 questions
- Genitourinary - 53 questions
- Growth and Development - 3 questions
- Gynecologic - 11 questions
- Hematologic - 304 questions
- Infectious - 685 questions
- Integument - 78 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 152 questions
- Nervous - 767 questions
- Nutrition - 37 questions
- Obstetric - 38 questions
- Oncologic - 108 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 102 questions
- Pulmonary - 893 questions
- Renal - 263 questions
- Surgery - 372 questions
- Toxicology - 482 questions
- Trauma - 357 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 65 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) - 524 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 40 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 1007 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 35 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 1311 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 - 1521 questions
- Classification - 294 questions
- Differential - 1443 questions
- Epidemiology - 47 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 731 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 1055 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 481 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 6 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 552 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 942 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 22 questions
- History Physical - 3182 questions
- Legal - 18 questions
- Pathophysiology - 1603 questions
- Patient Education - 19 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 2199 questions
- Toxicology - 365 questions
- Treatment Medical - 1967 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 3 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 20 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 1 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 7 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 448 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 28 questions
- Clinical Education - 62 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 388 questions
- Biostatics and Calculations - 6 questions
- Drug Information - 360 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 201 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 32 questions
Critical Care Exam Articles (1,538)
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A peritoneovenous shunt (PVS) is a connection between the peritoneal cavity and the systemic venous circulation via a shunting tube placed subcutan ...
Mitral valve insufficiency or mitral regurgitation (MR) is characterized by the reversal of blood flow from the left ventricle (LV) to the le ...
Uremia, a clinical condition associated with worsening renal function, is characterized by fluid, electrolyte, and hormone imbalances in addition t ...
Lumbar puncture (LP), also referred to as “spinal tap,” is a commonly performed procedure that involves obtaining and sampling cerebros ...
Cinacalcet hydrochloride classifies as a "calcimimetic." Its primary indication is to reduce the parathyroid hormone level in patients with seconda ...
Vertebrobasilar strokes are interruptions of blood flow to the posterior circulation. While these types of strokes are relatively uncommon,&nb ...
The liver is the most regularly injured organ in blunt abdominal trauma. Given its large size in the abdominal cavity, it can also be frequently in ...
Cirrhosis is characterized by fibrosis and nodule formation of the liver, secondary to a chronic injury, which leads to alteration of the norm ...
The FDA-approved indications for dexmedetomidine are sedation of intubated and mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), a ...
Bag valve mask ventilation is a skill of utmost important for emergency providers. It is not easy and requires practice to master as it will be uti ...
Adrenal hemorrhage is an uncommon disorder characterized by bleeding into the suprarenal glands. The hematoma may be unilateral or bilateral, and t ...
Brain herniation is the movement of brain parenchyma from one cranial compartment to another. The key cranial compartments include left and right s ...
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is also known as Osler–Weber–Rendu disease. It is an autosomal dominant disorder characteri ...
Hydralazine is used orally as a therapeutic agent to treat essential hypertension and intravenously to lower blood pressure urgently or emergently. ...
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