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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.


Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. (2017). Guidelines for perioperative practices. Denver: AORN.

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

Brown, F. (1983). Principles of educational and psychological testing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Canadian Nurses Association. (2017). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2016). Surgical care safety. Retrieved from https://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/Topic/Pages/Surgical-Care-Safety.aspx

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2019). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Standards Association. (2015). National standard of Canada, CAN/CSA-Z317.2-15, Special requirements for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in health care settings. Toronto: Author.

Canadian Standards Association. (2018). CAN/CSA-Z314-18, National standard of Canada, Canadian medical device reprocessing. Toronto: Author.

Goodman, T., & Spry, C. (2017). Essentials of perioperative nursing (6th ed.) Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Hamlin, L, Davies, M., Richardson-Tench, M., & Sutherland-Fraser, S. (2016). Perioperative nursing an introduction (2nd ed.) Elsevier Health Science.

Health Canada. (2018). Guidance document for cell, tissue and organ establishments: Safety of human cell, tissue and organs for transplantation. Ottawa, ON: Author. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/biologics-radiopharmaceuticals-genetic-therapies/regulatory-initiatives/cells-tissues-organs/guidance-document-safety-human-cells-tissues-organs-transplantation/document.html

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

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

Mosby (2016). Mosby’s dictionary of medicine, nursing & health professions (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Muro, G. A., & Easter, C. R. (1994). Clinical forensics for perioperative nurses. ADRM Journal 60(4), p. 585-591.

Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada. (2019). Standards, guidelines, and position statements for perioperative registered nurses (14th ed.) Toronto: CSA Standards.

Phillips, N. (2017). Berry and Kohn’s operating room technique (13th ed.) St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Potter, P. A., & Griffin Perry, A. (2018). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (6th ed. revised). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Rothrock, J. C. (2019). Alexander's care of the patient in surgery (16th ed.) St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

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

World Health Organization website. WHO Surgical Safety Checklist https://www.who.int/patientsafety/safesurgery/checklist/en/

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December 2020