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 examination.
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.
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. (2011). Perioperative standards and recommended practices. Denver, CO: Author.
Bloom, B. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives handbook I: The cognitive domain. New York: David McKay Company Inc.
Brown, F. (1983). Principles of educational and psychological testing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.
Canadian Nurses Association. (2008). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Ottawa: Author.
Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2012). Safe Surgery Saves Lives, Retrieved July 20, 2012.
Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2011). Compendium of pharmaceuticals and specialties: The Canadian drug reference for health professionals. 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 device. Toronto: Author.
Hamlin, L., Richardson-Tench., M., & Davies, M. (2009). Perioperative nursing: An introductory text. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Lewis, S. L., McLean Heitkemper, M., Graber O'Brien, P., Ruff Dirksen, S., & Bucher, L. (2010). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (2nd Canadian ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Canada.
Mattson Porth, C., & Matfin, G. (2009). Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada. (2009). Standards, guidelines, and position statements for perioperative registered nursing practice (9th ed.). Toronto: CSA Standards.
Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada. (2011). Standards, guidelines, and position statements for perioperative registered nursing practice (10th ed.). Toronto: CSA Standards.
Phillips, N. (2004). Berry & Kohn’s operating room technique (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Phillips, N. (2007). Berry & Kohn’s operating room technique (11th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Potter, P. A., Perry, A. G., Kerr, J. R., & Wood, M. (2010). Canadian fundamentals of nursing (4th ed.). Toronto: Mosby Inc.
Rothrock, J. C. (2007). Alexander's care of the patient in surgery (13th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Rothrock, J. C. (2011). Alexander's care of the patient in surgery (14th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Watson, D. S. (2011). Perioperative safety. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.