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Cardiovascular Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Cardiovascular Nursing Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the cardiovascular nursing certification exam.


American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington: American Educational Research Association.

American Heart Association. (2011). ACCF/AHA focused update of the guideline for the management of patients with peripheral artery disease. Dallas: Author.

Bloom, B. S. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives, handbook I: The cognitive domain. New York: David McKay Company Inc.

Brown, F. G. (1983). Principles of educational and psychological testing (3rd ed.). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation. (2009). Canadian guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation and cardiovascular disease prevention: Translating knowledge into action (3rd ed.). Winnipeg: Author.

Canadian Cardiovascular Society. (2012). The 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society heart failure management guidelines: Focus on acute and chronic heart failure. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Cardiovascular Society. (2012). The Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the adult. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Cardiovascular Society. (2012). The Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation guidelines: Recommendations for stroke prevention and rate/rhythm control. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Cardiovascular Society. (2012). The 2012 Canadian hypertension education program recommendations for the management of hypertension: Blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, and therapy. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Hypertension Education Program. (2013). Canadian hypertension education program recommendations: The short clinical update — An annual summar. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2015). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Cannon, C. P., & Steinberg, B. A. (2011). Evidence-based cardiology (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Diepenbrock, N. H. (2008). Quick reference to critical care (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Fahey, V. A. (2004). Vascular nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. (2011). Advanced cardiac life support [Training course]. Ottawa: Author.

Hiratzka, L. F., Bakris, G. L., Beckman, J. A., Bersin, R. M., Carr, V. F., Casey, . . . Williams, D. M. (2010). ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/ST guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with thoracic aortic disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 55, 1509-1544. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2010.02.010

Lewis, S. L., Ruff Dirksen, S., McLean Heitkemper, M., Bucher, L., & Camera, I. M. (Eds.) (2014). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (3rd Cdn. ed.). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.

Morton, P. G., & Fontaine, D. K. (2009). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Moser, D. K., & Riegel, B. (2008). Cardiac nursing: A companion to Braunwald’s heart disease. St. Louis: Saunders.

Urden, L., Stacy, K., & Lough, M. (2010). Thelan’s critical care nursing: Diagnosis and management (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby/Elsevier Inc.

Vallerand, A. H., Sanoski, C. A., & Deglin, J. H. (2015). Davis's drug guide for nurses (14th ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company. Available on NurseONE.ca (EbookCentral)

Woods, S. L., Froelicher, E. S. S., Motzer, S. U., & Bridges, E. J. (2010). Cardiac nursing (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.