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Critical Care Adult Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important but bolded references were chosen by members of the Critical Care (Adult) Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the critical care (adult) nursing certification examination.


Abrams, A. C., Pennington, S. S., & Barnett Lammon, C. (2007). Clinical drug therapy: Rationales for nursing practice (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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

American Heart Association. (2000). Guidelines 2000 for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cariovascular care. Dallas, TX: Author.

American Heart Association. (2002). ACLS Provider Manual. Dallas, TX: Author.

American Heart Association. (2005). International consensus on CPR and ECC science with treatment recommendations. Retrieved Aug 6, 2008, from http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/112/22_suppl/III-55.

Annane, D., Sébille, V., Charpentier, C., Bollaert, P.-E., François, B., Korach, J.-M. et al. (2002). Effect of treatment with low doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone on mortality in patients with septic shock. JAMA, 288(7), pp. 262-871.

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

Bollaert, P. E., Charpentier, C., Levy, B., Debouverie, M., Audibert, G., & Larcan, A. (1998). Reversal of later septic shock with Supraphysiologic doses of hydrocortisone. Critical Care Medicine, 26(4), pp. 645-650.

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

Bucher, L., & Melander, S. (1999). Critical care nursing. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Budassi, S. S., Blansfield, J. S., Danis, D. M., & Gervasini, A. A. (1999). Manual of clinical trauma care (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book Inc.

Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses. (1999). Position statement: Advance directives. London, ON: Author.

Canadian Cardiovascular Society. (Jan. 2007). Consensus conference recommendations on heart failure Update. Can J Cardiol, 23(1), pp. 21-45.

Canadian Lung Association. (2007). Lung diseases: Tuberculosis. Ottawa: Author.

Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2013). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties. Ottawa: Author.

Clement, S., Braithwaite, S. S., Magee, M. F., Ahmann, A., Smith, E. P., Schafer, R. G., & Hirsch, I. B. (2004). Management of diabetes and hyperglycemia in hospitals. Diabetes Care, 27(2), pp. 553-591.

Crawford, M. H. (Ed.). (2003). Current diagnosis and treatment in cardiology (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Darovic, G. O. (2002). Hemodynamic monitoring: Invasive and noninvasive clinical application (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company.

Dennison, R. D. (2008). PASS CCRN! (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Diepenbrock, N. H. (2004). Quick reference to critical care: Evaluation and treatment of common cardiovascular disorders (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Emergency Nurses Association. (2003). Sheehy's emergency nursing: Principle and practice (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Fischbach, F. T. (2004). A manual of laboratory and diagnostic tests (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Gonce, M. P., Fontaine, D. K., Hudak, C. M., & Gallo, B. M. (2005). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Goodridge, D., Lewis, S., Goldsworthy S., Barry, M., Heitkemper, M., & Dirksen, S. (2013). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (3rd ed.). Toronto: Mosby.

Hazinski, M., Cummings, R., & Field, J. (2000). Handbook of emergency cardiovascular care for health care providers. Dallas, TX: American Heart Association.

Hébert, P. C., Wells, G., Blajchman, M. A., Marshall, J., Martin, C., Pagliarello, G. et al. (1999). A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial of transfusion requirements in critical care. New England Journal of Medicine, 340(6), pp. 409-417.

Hickey, J. V. (2003). The clinical practice of neurological and neurosurgical nursing (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Hickey, J. V. (2009). The clinical practice of neurological and neurosurgical nursing (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Hudak, C. M., Gallo, B. M., & Morton, P. G. (1997). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Josephson, L. (2004). Management of increased intracranial pressure. Dimension of Critical Care Nursing, 23(5), pp. 194-207.

Karsh, A. M. (2007). 2008 Lippincott's nursing drug guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Lynelle, N. B. (2007). Management of the mechanically ventilated patient (2nd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Lynn-McHale Wiegand, D. J., & Carlson, K. K. (Eds.). (2005). AACN Procedure manual for critical care (5th ed). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Marchiondo, K. (2007). Transesophageal imaging and interventions: Nursing implications. Critical Care Nursing, 27(2). pp. 25-35.

Marieb, E. N., & Hoehn, K. N. (2007). Human anatomy and physiology (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, Benjamin Cummings.

Marino, P. L. (1998). The ICU Book (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.

Marrini, J., & Wheeler, A. (2006). Critical care medicine: The essentials (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

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

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. (2007). ICU Clinical best practices: Critical care strategy. Ottawa: Author.

Nissenson, A. R., & Fine, R. N. (2002). Dialysis therapy (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc.

O'Shea, R. A. (Ed.). (2005). Principles and practice of trauma nursing. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Parsons, P. E., & Wiener-Kronish, J. P. (2003). Critical care secrets (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc.

Peitzman, A., Rhodes, M., Schwab, C. W., Yealy, D., & Fabian, T. C. (1998). The trauma manual. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Perry, A. G., & Potter, P. A. (2006). Perry & Potter clinical nursing skills & techniques (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Phalen, T., & Aehlert, B. (2006). The 12-lead ECG in acute coronary syndromes (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Pilbeam, S. (1992). Mechanical ventilation: Physiological and clinical applications (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Potter, P. A., Perry, A. G., Ross Kerr, J. C., & Wood, M. J. (2001). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (2nd ed.). Toronto: Harcourt Canada Ltd. (Mosby).

Safer Healthcare Now. (2007). Prevent Central Line Infections. www.saferhealthcarenow.ca.

Schumacher, L., & Chernecky, C. (2005). Real World nursing survival guide: Critical care and emergency nursing (Saunders nursing survival guide). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Shemie, S. D., Doig, C., Dickens, B., Byrne, P., Wheelock, B., Rocker, G. et al. (2006). Severe brain injury to neurological determination of death: Canadian forum recommendations. CMAJ, 174(6), pp. s1-13.

Sole, M., Lamborn, M., & Hartshorn, J. (2001). Introduction to critical care nursing (3rd ed.). Toronto: Saunders.

Smeltzer, S. C., & Bare, B. G. (2004). Brunner & Suddarth's textbook of medical surgical nursing (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Springhouse. (2005). Mastering ACLS (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Stinson, K. P., & Dorman W. K. (2001). High acuity nursing (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Swearingen, P., & Keen, J. (2001). Manual of critical care nursing (4th ed.). Toronto: Mosby.

Thelan, L. A., Urden, L. D., Lough, M. E., & Stacy, K. M. (1998). Critical care nursing: Diagnosis and management (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2000). Priorities in critical care nursing (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2008). Priorities in critical care nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2006). Thelan's critical care nursing diagnosis and management (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2010). Thelan's critical care nursing diagnosis and management (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Inc.

Vernon, S., & Pfeifer, G. M. (2003). Blood management strategies for critical care patients. Critical Care Nursing, 23(6), pp. 34-41.

White, K. (2007). Fast facts for adult critical care. Mobile, AL: Kathy White Learning Systems.

Woods, S. L., Froelicher, E. S. S., Motzer, S. U., & Bridges, E. J. (2005). Cardiac nursing (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Wiegand, D. (2005). Procedure manual for critical care (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

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