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Perioperative Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Perioperative Nursing Certification Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the perioperative 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.

Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. (2017). Perioperative standards and recommended practices. Denver: 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 Nurses Association. (2008). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2016). Surgical care safety. Retrieved from http://www.saferhealthcarenow.ca/EN/Interventions/safesurgery/pages/default.aspx

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

Canadian Standards Association. (2010). Special requirements for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in health care facilities. Toronto: Author.

Canadian Standards Association. (2010). Warehousing, storage, and transportation of clean and sterile medical devices. Toronto: Author.

Hamlin, L., Richardson-Tench., M., & Davies, M. (2009). Perioperative nursing: An introductory text. St. Louis: Mosby.

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.

Mattson Porth, C., & Matfin, G. (2009). Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada. Standards, guidelines, and position statements for perioperative registered nursing practice. Toronto: CSA Standards.

Phillips, N. (2007). Berry and Kohn’s operating room technique (11th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

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

Rothrock, J. C. (2011). Alexander's care of the patient in surgery (14th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Watson, D. S. (2011). Perioperative safety. St. Louis: Mosby/Elsevier.