By Maria T. Codina Leik MSN APRN BC FNP-C

ISBN-10: 0826102956

ISBN-13: 9780826102959

ISBN-10: 0826111378

ISBN-13: 9780826111371

All you wish for Certification examination good fortune! "This is a good written, accomplished overview geared toward getting ready readers for effectively finishing a board certification examination. ...This is a superb complete evaluation in a concise learn advisor format." (5 Stars)--Doody's ebook evaluate provider This mega-review, the second one of Maria Codina Leik's "trilogy" of NP Certification courses (Family was once released in July and Pediatric is due in 2008) covers attempt taking guidance utilizing Leik's particular "question dissection" procedure, appropriate content material assessment, vast perform questions, and distinctive, present examination details in a "fast evidence" kind, saving the scholar priceless research time whereas delivering complete coaching. cross your grownup Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANP examination, organize for checks in class, or enhance within the final semester of your software with: photographs and actual examination maneuvers that advertise visualization and make clear options Organ approach stories divided into 4 components; descriptions of emergent stipulations, high-yield basic actual examination findings, maneuvers, and appropriate benign editions Tables on orthopedic maneuvers, immunizations, STDs, lab exams, skins rashes, and extra that will help you set up and bear in mind tactics Differentiation among relations and grownup perform with inclusion of geriatric strategies and necessities scholars say: "I took this category in 2003 and that i did cross my grownup NP ANCC examination quickly after. Ms. Leik's category gave functional info, crucial strategies for learning, and middle themes on which to concentration. i might suggest this type to others as an integral part in making sure good fortune in passing the certification exam." - Cynthia Milich, CNP Why the Leik procedure? Maria T. Codina Leik has been a number one supplier of examination education schooling and counseling for nearly two decades. Her corporation, nationwide ARNP prone, Inc., has helped millions of nurses move their certification tests national Please word: an identical quantity to Maria Leik's sequence, Gerontological Nurse Certificaiton evaluate is due in June from Meredith Wallace and Sheila Grossman.

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4) Pica is also found in pregnancy, but compared with the other options given in this question, it is the best answer choice. 5) Another specific clinical finding in iron-deficiency anemia is spoon-shaped nails (or koilonychia). Do not confuse this finding with pitted nails seen in psoriasis. HISTORY AND PRESENTATION I. Discussion Arriving at the correct diagnosis is dependent upon a good and thorough history. Be alert for the historical findings in the questions on the exam because these are important clues that help point to the correct diagnosis (or differential diagnosis).

COMORBID CONDITIONS I. Discussion Test-takers will find that some of the questions in the exam involve several disease processes presented in one problem. These type of questions are usually written in case scenario format and involve from two or more pre-existing medical conditions (comorbidity) in addition to the primary disease process being presented. These type of questions contain many pieces of information that need to be analyzed along with distractors. A distractor is simply any type of extraneous information that is included which is not necessary to solve the test question correctly.

Sometimes, the alternate name is the one being used in the exam questions in the exam. This can fool the test taker who is familiar with the disease but only recognizes it under its other name. II. Examples 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 40 Degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis Atopic dermatitis or eczema Senile arcus or arcus senilis Purulent otitis media or acute otitis media Group A beta streptococcus or strep pyogenes Tinea corporis or ringworm Enterobiasis or pinworms Vitamin B12 or cobalamin or cyanocobalamin (chemical name) Scarlet fever or scarlatina Otitis externa or swimmer’s ear Condyloma acuminata or genital warts Tic douloureux or trigeminal neuralgia 16:49 P1: SBT SVNF030C02 SVNF030/Leik September 20, 2007 Question Dissection and Analysis 13) Tinea cruris or jock itch 14) Thalassemia minor or thalassemia trait (either alpha or beta; it does not matter) 15) Giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis headache 16) Asthma or reactive airway disease (infants and children) 17) Psoas sign or ilipsoas muscle sign 18) Tinea capitis or ringworm of the scalp 19) Light reflex or the Hirschsprung test 20) Sentinel nodes or Virchow’s nodes 21) PPD or the Mantoux test 22) Erythema migrans or early Lyme’s disease MAJOR DEPRESSION (UNIPOLAR DEPRESSION) I.

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