NCE/SEE Examination Bibliography

The following bibliography lists the sources used by NBCRNA item writers to support questions on both the National Certification Examination (NCE) and Self-Evaluation Examination (SEE). Experts review this bibliography regularly and select sources to fit the content outline. Included in this list are links on the topic of professional issues in nurse anesthesia practice. Topics related to professional issues now appear on the NCE and SEE content outlines under General Principles of Anesthesia. See also the NCE Professional Practice Analysis (PPA) Executive Summary.

This bibliography represents sources currently used by NBCRNA's expert item writers. However, there have been other resources used in the past to write items that may still be active on the exam.

Note that in publishing this list we do not intend to endorse or promote the sale of any particular textbooks.

 

NCE/SEE FY 2019 Bibliography:

Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, et al. Clinical Anesthesia. Eighth edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2017. (available on VitalSource—cite URL and page number)

Chestnut DH, Wong CA, Tsen LC, et al. Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2014. (available R2—cite URL)

Coté CJ, Lerman J, Anderson BJ. Coté and Lerman's A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. Sixth edition. Elsevier; 2018. (awaiting this edition on R2; use fifth edition for now)

Davis PJ, Cladis FP. Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children. Ninth edition. Elsevier; 2016. (awaiting this edition on R2; use eighth edition for now)

Dorsch JA, Dorsch SE. Understanding Anesthesia Equipment. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. (available R2—cite URL)

Ehrenwerth J, Eisenkraft J, Berry J. Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications. Second edition. St. Louis: Mosby; 2013. (available R2—cite URL)

Farag E, Mounir-Soliman L. Brown's Atlas of Regional Anesthesia. Fifth edition. Elsevier; 2016. (available R2—cite URL)

Fleisher LA. Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases. Sixth edition. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2012. (available R2—cite URL)

Flood P, Rathmell JP, Shafer S. Stoelting's Pharmacology & Physiology in Anesthetic Practice. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014. (available R2—cite URL)

Hadzic A. Hadzic's Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Anatomy for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia. Second edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2011. (not available R2—use print text if available and cite page number)

Hagberg C. Benumof and Hagberg's Airway Management. Fourth edition. Elsevier; 2018. (available R2—cite URL)

Hall JE. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th edition. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2015. (available R2—cite URL)

Hines RL, Marschall KE. Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-existing Disease. Seventh edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2018. (available on VitalSource—cite URL and page number)

Miller RD, Cohen NH, Eriksson LI, et al. Miller's Anesthesia (Vols. 1-2). Eighth edition. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2014. (available R2—cite URL)

Nagelhout JJ, Elisha S. Nurse Anesthesia. Sixth edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2018. (available on VitalSource—cite URL and page number)

Sandberg W, Urman R, Ehrenfeld J. The MGH Textbook of Anesthetic Equipment. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2010. (available R2—cite URL)

 

‚ÄčAdditional Resources

The following resource was selected by the NCE and SEE Exam Subcommittees to supplement the current bibliography on the topic of professional practice.

1. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. AANA Practice Documents website.

Specific topics (and their sublinks) to be selected from the site include:

  • ‚ÄčAANA Document Definitions and Policies
  • Code of Ethics
  • Standards
  • Guidelines
  • Quality of Care in Anesthesia
  • Position Statements
  • Policy Considerations
  • Advisory Opinion
  • Joint Position Statement
  • Forms and Resources