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Critical Care Pediatric Nursing Certification

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 examination.


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. (2006). Core curriculum for critical care nursing (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

American Heart Association. (2006). Pediatric advanced life support: Provider manual (Pediatric septic shock algorithm, Pediatric bradycardia algorithm). Dallas, TX: Author.

Ball, J., & Bindler, R. (2008). Pediatric nursing: Caring for children (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Betz, C. L., & Sowden, L. A. (2008). Mosby’s pediatric nursing reference (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Burns, C. E., Dunn, A. M., Brady, M. A., Barber Starr, N., & Blosser, C. G. (2009). Pediatric primary care (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

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

Ferrell, B. R., & Coyle, N. (2005). Textbook of palliative nursing (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Gonce Morton, P., & Fontaine, D. K. (2008). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Helfaer, M. A., & Nichols, D. G. (2009). Rogers' handbook of pediatric intensive care (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Hockenberry, M. J., & Wilson, D. (2007). Wong's nursing care of infants and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

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

Lilley, L. L., Harrington, S., Snyder, J. S., & Swart, B. (2007). Pharmacology and the nursing process in Canada. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

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

Slota, M. C. (2006). Core curriculum for pediatric critical care nursing (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.

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

Urden, L. D., Stacy, K. M., & Lough, M. E. (2010). Critical care nursing: Diagnosis and management (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Verklan, M. T., & Walden, M. (2010). Core curriculum for neonatal intensive care nursing (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders, Elsevier.



February 2013