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ABSS® Exam Overview
How many hours is the ABSS® Exam?
The ABSS® Exam is 3 hours.
How many questions is the ABSS® Exam?
The ABSS® Exam is 150 questions.
What topics are covered on the ABSS® Exam?
Topics include: Basic Sciences; Clinical Sciences; Surgical Sciences; and General Topics
ABSS® Exam MCQs (704)
Our question bank for the ABSS® Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 1 questions
- Cardiovascular - 37 questions
- Connective Tissue - 26 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 4 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 5 questions
- Eyes - 3 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 14 questions
- Genetics - 4 questions
- Genitourinary - 5 questions
- Growth and Development - 20 questions
- Gynecologic - 4 questions
- Hematologic - 7 questions
- Infectious - 28 questions
- Integument - 4 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 486 questions
- Nervous - 584 questions
- Nutrition - 3 questions
- Obstetric - 9 questions
- Oncologic - 71 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 2 questions
- Pulmonary - 13 questions
- Renal - 5 questions
- Surgery - 218 questions
- Toxicology - 10 questions
- Trauma - 198 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 9 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 4 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 3 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 22 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 7 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 321 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 2 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 336 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 1 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 2 questions
- Causes - 291 questions
- Classification - 95 questions
- Differential - 363 questions
- Epidemiology - 11 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 136 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 35 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 22 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 2 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 89 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 411 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 1 questions
- History Physical - 760 questions
- Legal - 4 questions
- Pathophysiology - 400 questions
- Patient Education - 15 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 477 questions
- Toxicology - 5 questions
- Treatment Medical - 166 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 22 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 4 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 12 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 12 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 279 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 2 questions
- Clinical Education - 8 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 15 questions
- Drug Information - 9 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 10 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 1 questions
ABSS® Exam Articles (271)
Tumors in the spine comprise about 15% of all tumors in the central nervous system. They usually are benign and cause symptoms primarily ...
Acute lumbosacral radiculopathy is a diffuse disease process that affects more than one underlying nerve root, causing pain, loss of sensation, and ...
Down syndrome was first described by an English physician John Langdon Down in 1866, but its association with chromosome 21 was established almost ...
Ventral cord syndrome (VCS), also referred to as anterior cord syndrome or anterior spinal artery syndrome, is caused by any condition that leads t ...
Spinal hemangiomas are the most common primary tumor of the spine. Usually benign, this lesi ...
Arachnoiditis is a persistent inflammation of the arachnoid mater as well as subarachnoid space due to many possible causes such as prior spinal su ...
Pancoast or superior sulcus tumor consists of a wide range of tumors invading the apical chest wall and producing a characteristic syndrome named & ...
The sympathetic autonomic nervous system (SANS) is spatially and pathophysiologically related to both acute and chronic pain. Acute generalized sym ...
Spinal cord injury (SCI) accounts for multispectral neurological deficits and severely affects the dichotomous utilization of health resources, esp ...
Intramedullary spinal cord abscess (ISCA) is a rare central nervous system infection associated with high mortality and neurological morbidity. The ...
Intraoperative neuromonitoring acts as an alternative to wake-up testing to monitor for impending neurologic injury that is avoidable by alter ...
The anterior spinal artery supplies the anterior two-thirds of the spinal cord and runs along the entire length of the anterior surface of the ...
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are abnormal fistulas between arteries and veins without an intervening capillary bed. High arterial flow direct ...
Spinal immobilization with a backboard and cervical collar for patients with suspected spine injury became common practice in the 1960s. This decis ...
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) helps assess the integrity of neural structures and consciousness during surgical procedures. I ...
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