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KAREN_303's Photo KAREN_303 Posts: 1,479
4/15/08 8:48 A

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what a huge stressor!! i'm a crt and have been registry eligible for a few years. my employer only pays .25 per hr more for registry so it's not a big motivation to go for it.

have you checked out the nbrc on line practice for the sims? the thing i have heard is that you have to act as if you are working for the nbrc hospital and pretty much throw out concepts that would normally apply. have you found this to be true?

good luck!!
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TRAINOF4's Photo TRAINOF4 Posts: 2,650
4/3/08 12:12 A

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That's a very good suggestion - Thanks! Unfortunately, I have one month to prepare for the exam. I should already know all this stuff as I've been practicing, but they (the people who write this test) make it sort of tricky - it's not actually "real world" stuff all the time.

What I am taking is a clinical simulation exam. There are 11 scenarios, each a different respiratory situation (ie-car crash with chest injury, premature infant who is blue & not breathing, etc.) and they give you the initial scenario, then give you choices of what you want to do next. Then, you move into the next stage of what to do for the patient, etc. They give no indication of whether you're right or wrong (even if the "physician disagrees" it doesn't always mean your answer is wrong...) and the scenarios end suddenly most of the time (no outcome for the patient.)

You have to pass pretty much all 10, I've taken the test 2 times & failed it by like 5-10 points each time. Very close. So I'm really nervous about it, this is my last chance to take it - if I fail this time I have start at square 1 with the 1st board exam (this is the 3rd.)

Anyway, if I don't make it ... I'll seriously consider taking that class!!!!

Thanks!

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4/1/08 10:19 P

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I'm not an RT but I know my test grades went up after I took a generic course in 'How to Take a Test'.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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TRAINOF4's Photo TRAINOF4 Posts: 2,650
3/31/08 11:53 P

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I need help! I HAVE to take the RRT clinical simulation exam by May 5. I have already tried it TWICE & failed by just a few points. I can't afford to take Kettering, but just HAVE to pass. You know, they started that thing with you have a limited time frame to go from CRT to RRT...

Who has suggestions on how to improve performance & study smarter? I've already studied HARDER & gotten nowhere! HELP!!!

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