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Enterostomal Therapy Nursing Certification Bibliography

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

As of May 2018, the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy will be known as Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Canada (NSWOCC). All RNs seeking initial certification will see that the exam has a new name: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Certification Exam. However, study resources and exam questions will refer to enterostomal therapy nursing until a new exam is in place in 2019. Going forward, RNs with wound, ostomy and continence certification will hold the WOCC(C) credential.


Abrams, P., Artibiani, W., Cardozo, L., Khoury, S., & Wein, A. (Eds.). (2005). Clinical manual of incontinence in women. Plymouth, MA: Health Publications.

Baranoski, S., & Ayello, E. A. (2008). Wound care essentials: Practice principles (2nd ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

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.

Bryant, R. A., & Nix, D. P. (2007). Acute and chronic wounds: Current management concepts (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Burrows, C., Miller, R., Townsend, D., Bellefontaine, R., MacKean, G., Orsted, H. L., & Keast, D. H. (2006). Best practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of venous leg ulcers: Update 2006. Wound Care Canada, 4(1), 45-55.

Canadian Psychological Association. (1996). Guidelines for educational and psychological testing. Old Chelsea, QC: Author.

Colwell, J. C., Goldberg, M. T., & Carmel, J. E. (Eds.) (2004). Fecal and urinary diversions: Management principles. St. Louis: Mosby

Doughty, D. (Ed.). (2006). Urinary and fecal incontinence: Current management concepts (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby

Forciea, M. A., Schwab, E. P., Brady Raziano, D., & Lavizzo-Mourey, R. (Eds.). (2004). Geriatric secrets (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus.

Hampton, B. G., & Bryant, R. A. (1992). Ostomies and continent diversions: Nursing management. St. Louis: Mosby.

Hockenberry, M., & Wilson, D. (2011). Wong's nursing care of infants and children (9th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Keast, D. H., Parslow, N., Houghton, P. E., Norton, L., & Fraser, C. (2006). Best practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: Update 2006. Wound Care Canada, 4(1), 31-43.

Krasner, D., Rodeheaver, G. T., & Sibbald, R. G. (2007). Chronic wound care: A clinical source book for healthcare professionals (4th ed.). Malvern, PA: HMP Communications.

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.

Lyon, C. C., & Smith, A. J. (Eds.). (2010). Abdominal stomas and their skin disorders: An atlas of diagnosis and management. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Milne, C. T., Corbett, L. Q., & Dubuc, D. L. (2003). Wound, ostomy, and continence nursing secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus.

Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec. (2007). Les soins de plaies au cœur du savoir infirmier – De l’évaluation à l’intervention pour mieux prévenir et traiter. Montréal : auteur.

Orsted, H. L., Searles, G., Trowell, H., Shapera, L., Miller, P., & Rahman, J. (2006). Best practice recommendations for the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: Update 2006. Wound Care Canada, 4(1), 57-71.

Paul, P., Day, R. A., & Williams, B. (2016). Brunner and Suddarth's Canadian textbook of medical-surgical nursing (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Potter, P. A., & Griffin Perry, A. (2014). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (Rev. 4th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2005). Risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers. Retrieved from http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/Risk_Assessment_and_Prevention_of_Pressure_Ulcers.pdf

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2007). Assessment and management of venous leg ulcers. Retrieved from http://www.rnao.org/Page.asp?PageID=1212&SiteNodeID=155&BL_ExpandID=

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2013). Assessment and management of foot ulcers for people with diabetes (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/Assessment_and_Management_of_Foot_Ulcers_for_People_with_Diabetes_Second_Edition1.pdf

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. (2016). Assessment and management of pressure injuries for the interprofessional team (3rd ed.). Retrieved from http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/Pressure_Injuries_BPG.pdf

Sibbald, R. G., Orsted, H. L., Coutts, P. M., & Keast, D. H. (2006). Best practice recommendations for preparing the wound bed: Update 2006. Wound Care Canada, 4(1), 15-29.

Sussman, C., & Bates-Jensen, B. M. (Eds.). (2007). Wound care: A collaborative practice manual for health professionals (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Thomas Hess, C. (2008). Skin and wound care (6th ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.