Certification Review Course

Certification Review Course

The Certification Review Course is a thorough, interactive review of the most common diseases, symptoms, and issues seen in patients by medical-surgical nurses, along with the respective nursing assessments and interventions required by the medical-surgical nurse. These lessons include practice questions at the end of each section that are similar to those found on the Medical Surgical Certification Exam. However, for those who are not planning to take the exam, this course provides relevant content to be used by medical-surgical nurses throughout their career.

Members: $149.00
Price: $199.00

Lessons

This lesson reviews: 

  • The Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) Certification Exam, including a review of the exam blueprint, topics expected to be covered, and topics not covered on the exam.
  • Preparation & test-taking strategies.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description, Workbook, NCPD Information, and Disclosures

Introduction and Testing Strategies

This lesson reviews:

  • The function on of water and electrolytes in the body.
  • Assessments of normal and abnormal presentations.
  • The use of IV fluids and how they act within the body.
  • The importance of nursing care in the perioperative time period.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description & Workbook

Fluids & Electrolytes, Perioperative & Cancer Care

This lesson reviews:

  • Common gastrointestinal (GI) issues.
  • Nursing care of patients with common GI diseases and symptoms.
  • Common disease, processes, as well as Gi issues that are frequently seen in medical-surgical units.
  • What differentiates enteral and parenteral nutrition, when to use these methods, why each is chosen in various situations, and the necessary nursing interventions when being used.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description & Workbook

Gastrointestinal System, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

This lesson reviews:

  • Respiratory diseases and symptoms that are commonly a concern for medical-surgical nurses.
  • Assessments and lab values, such as ABG’s and pulmonary function.
  • Acute and chronic respiratory diseases.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description & Workbook

Respiratory System & Pulmonary Function

This lesson reviews:

  • Hematologic diseases such as anemia, thrombocytopenia, and complications, such as DIC, as they relate to nursing assessment and interventions.
  • Immunologic issues, such as neutropenia, AIDS, and poor wound healing.
  • Wound healing and appropriate wound care, as well as assessments of skin lesions that require nursing intervention.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description & Workbook

Hematological, Immunological & Integumentary

This lesson reviews:

  • Angina and myocardial infarction, hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease.
  • Nursing interventions and assessments of cardiovascular diseases and symptoms as well as pharmacologic agents commonly given to patients by medical-surgical nurses.
  • Differentiation between the types of shock and how they are treated.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description & Workbook

Cardiovascular System & Shock

This lesson reviews:

  • Endocrine diseases such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, SIADH and diabetes insipidus, and Cushing’s Disease and Addison’s Disease, stressing differentiations of the interventions performed by medical-surgical nurses.
  • Diabetes mellitus, with a focus on the symptoms and treatments of Type I and Type II, which includes an in-depth review of the various anti-hyperglycemic agents used in the treatment of patients.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description & Workbook

Endocrine System and Diabetes

This lesson reviews:

  • Common urologic complaints by patients, such as infections, BPH, incontinence, and renal stones, with a focus on nursing interventions and assessments.
  • Acute and chronic renal failure and the care and interventions that medical-surgical nurses are involved when a patient requires either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description & Workbook

Kidney and Urological System

This lesson reviews:

  • Fractures, osteoporosis, and joint replacement as well as other musculoskeletal diseases and symptoms, along with assessments and nursing interventions necessary.
  • Neurological symptoms that occur with CVA and nerve damage or dysfunction, such as spinal fractures and the nursing interventions necessary.
  • Pain management, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment, various causes of pain, and the patient assessment performed by medical-surgical nurses.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description & Workbook

Musculoskeletal & Neurological Systems