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Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Critical Care Pediatric Nursing Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the critical care pediatric nursing certification exam.


American Association of Critical Care Nurses. (2008). AACN procedure manual for pediatric acute and critical care. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses. (2017). core curriculum for high acuity, progressive, and critical care nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders

American Heart Association. (2018). Pediatric advanced life support: Provider manual (Pediatric septic shock algorithm, Pediatric bradycardia algorithm). Dallas, TX: Author.

American Heart Association. (2017). Pediatric advanced life support: Provider manual. Dallas, TX: Author.

Atkins, D. L. et al. (2017). 2017 American Heart Association Focused Update on Pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000540

Benner, P., Hooper-Kyriakidis, P., & Stannard, D. (2011). Clinical wisdom and interventions in acute and critical care (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses. (2017). standards for critical care nursing practice (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://www.caccn.ca/en/publications/standards_for_critical_care_nursing_practice.html

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2015). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties 2010: The Canadian drug reference for health professionals. Ottawa: Author.

Curley, M. A. Q., & Moloney-Harmon, P. A. (2001). Critical care nursing of infants and children (2nd ed.).

Davis, A. L. et al. (2017). American College of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock. Critical care medicine, 45(6), 1061–1093. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002425

Ferrell, B. R., Coyle, N., & Paice, J. (2015). Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (4th ed.). Oxford University Press, USA.

Fuhrman, B. P., & Zimmerman J. J. (2017). Pediatric critical care (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Gonce Morton, P., Fontaine, D., Hudak (2012). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach (10th ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Grossman, S. & Mattson Porth, C. (2013). Porth’s pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Hazinski, M. F. (2013). Nursing care of the critically ill child (3rd ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.

Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2014). Wong's nursing care of infants and children (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Lilley, L. L., Rainforth Collins, S., Snyder J. S., & Swart (2016). Pharmacology for Canadian health care practice (3rd ed.). Elsevier Canada.

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Shaffner, D. H. & Nichols, D. G. (2015). Rogers' textbook of pediatric intensive care (5th ed.).

Taketomo, C. T. (2017). Pediatric & neonatal dosage handbook (24th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

Urden, L. D., Stacy K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2016). Priorities in critical care nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies