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Lippincott Procedures

Sample References

Sample of Standards, Guidelines, Protocols, and Position Statements referenced in Lippincott Procedures

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Standards

Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Clinical Practice Guidelines

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing Resources

American Academy of Family Physicians Clinical Practice Guidelines

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Guidelines

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on the Fetus and Newborn statement

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Clinical Practice Guidelines

American Association for Long Term Care Nursing

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Standards and Practice alerts

American College of Cardiology (ACC) Guidelines & Quality Standards

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists

American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guidelines

American Geriatrics Society Guidelines

American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines and Practice Standards

American Physical Therapy Association Guidelines

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force Reports

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Guidelines and Standards

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Practice Guidelines

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Guidelines, Standards and Position Statements

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Standards

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Standards and Guidelines

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses

Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

DNV-GL Healthcare Requirements

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Standards and Guidelines

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Guidelines

Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program Requirements

Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Standards

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Guidelines

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Guidelines     

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Guidelines

National Association of Neonatal Nurses Position Statements

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses Resources

National Kidney Foundation NKF/KDOQI Guidelines

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Oncology Nurses Society (ONS) Practice Guidelines and Recommendations

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of American (SHEA) Guidelines

Society of Pediatric Nurses Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Resources

The Joint Commission (TJC)

The Joint Commission’s standards as stated in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Standards

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Standards

World Health Organization (WHO) Standards and Guidelines

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) Guidelines and Position Statements

 

Society and National Health Care Guidelines Sample References

 American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). (2010). AARC clinical practice guidelines: Endotracheal suctioning of mechanically ventilated patients with artificial airways 2010. Respiratory Care, 55, 758–764. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.rcjournal.com/cpgs/pdf/06.10.0758.pdf.  (Level IV)

American Association of Blood Banks. (2014) Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, 29th ed. Bethesda, Md.: American Association of Blood Banks.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (2013). “AACN practice alert: Alarm management” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.aacn.org/wd/practice/docs/practicealerts/alarm-management-practice-alert.pdf (Level VII)

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN). (2011). Care of the patient undergoing intracranial pressure monitoring/external ventricular drainage or lumbar drainage: AANN clinical practice guideline series. Glenview, IL: AANN. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.aann.org/uploads/AANN11_ICPEVDnew.pdf

American Burn Association. (2013). "American Burn Association White Paper: Surgical Management of the Burn Wound and Use of Skin Substitutes" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/surgery/divisions/GITES/burn/Documents/American%20Burn%20Association%20White%20Paper.pdf.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). (2009, reaffirmed 2013). ACOG practice bulletin number 106: Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring: Nomenclature, interpretation, and general management principles. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 114, 192–202. (Level VII)

American Diabetes Association (2014). Standards of medical care in diabetes—2014. Diabetes Care, 37, S14-S80. (Level VII)

American Heart Association. (2010). 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. Circulation, 122, S640-S656. (Level II)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Chronic Pain Management, & American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. (2010, amended 2014). Practice guidelines for chronic pain management: An updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Chronic Pain Management and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Anesthesiology, 112, 810–833. (Level I)

 American Society of Anesthesiologists. (2013). Practice guidelines for management of the difficult airway: An updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Management of Difficult Airway.  Anesthesiology, 118, 1-20.

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. (2015). 2015-2017 Perianesthesia nursing standards, practice recommendations and interpretive statements. Cherry Hill, NJ: American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. (Level VII)

Anderson, D. J., et al. (2014). SHEA/IDSA practice recommendation: Strategies to prevent surgical site infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35, 605–627. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/676022

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. (2015). Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, 2015.  Denver, Co: AORN.

Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (2014). “APIC Implementation Guide: Guide to preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://apic.org/Resource_/EliminationGuideForm/6473ab9b-e75c-457a-8d0f-d57d32bc242b/File/APIC_CAUTI_web_0603.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2002). Guideline for hand hygiene in health-care settings: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force. MMWR Recommendations and Reports, 51(RR-16), 1–45. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5116.pdf (Level II)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). "Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/bsi-guidelines-2011.pdf  (Level I)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). "Guidelines for specimen collection"[Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks/investigating-outbreaks/specimen-collection.html (Level VII).

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). Condition of participation: Infection control. 42 C.F.R. § 482.42

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2014). "Requirements for hospital medication administration, particularly intravenous (IV) medications and post-operative care of patients receiving IV opioids" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-14-15.pdf

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. (2015). “Hospital-acquired conditions” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/HospitalAcqCond/Downloads/FY_2013_Final_HACsCodeList.pdf

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (2010). "Guideline for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, 2009" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/CAUTI/CAUTIguideline2009final.pdf (Level I)

Haesler, E. (2014). “National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisor Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick reference Guide” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.npuap.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Updated-10-16-14-Quick-Reference-Guide-DIGITAL-NPUAP-EPUAP-PPPIA-16Oct2014.pdf.

"Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice," Journal of Intravenous Nursing, (1S) January-February 2011.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2012). How-to-guide: Prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (Level VII)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2012). How-to-guide: Prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  (Level VII)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2012). How-to guide: Prevent surgical site infections. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  (Level VII)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2012). How-to guide: Prevent surgical site infection for hip and knee arthroplasty. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (Level VII)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2012). How-to guide: Prevent obstetrical adverse events. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (Level VII)

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. (2014).  “ISMP's list of high-alert medications” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.ismp.org/tools/highalertmedications.pdf (Level VII)

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. (2013). Side tracks on the safety express: Interruptions lead to errors and unfinished...Wait what was I doing? Nurse Advise-ERR, 11, 1–4.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. (2014). “2014-2015 targeted medication safety best practices for hospitals” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.ismp.org/tools/bestpractices/TMSBP-for-Hospitals.pdf

 James, P.A., et al. (2013). "2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: Report from the panel members appointed to the eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1791497 (Level-II)

Jarrett, N., et al. (2014). "Evidence-based guidelines for selected, candidate, and previously considered hospital-acquired conditions: Final report" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/HospitalAcqCond/Downloads/Evidence-Based-Guidelines.pdf

The Joint Commission. (2014). “Sentinel event alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/SEA_53_Connectors_8_19_14_final.pdf.  (Level VII)

Klompas, M., et al. (2014).  Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35, 915–936. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/677144. (Level I)

LeBlanc, K., et al. (2013). International skin tear advisory panel: A tool kit to aid in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of skin tears using a simplified classification system. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 26, 459-476.

Lo, E., et al. (2014). SHEA/IDSA practice recommendation: Strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35, 464–479. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/675718.(Level I)

Marschall, J., et al. (2014). SHEA/IDSA practice recommendation: Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35, 753–771. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/676533

Massad, S. L., et al. (2013). 2012 updated consensus guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cancer screening tests and cancer precursors. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 17, S1–S27. (Level II)

Meaney, P.A., et al. (2013). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality: Improving cardiac resuscitation outcomes both inside and outside the hospital: A consensus statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 128, 417-435. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/128/4/417.full.pdf+html

National Certification Corporation (2010). NICHD definitions and classifications: Application to electronic fetal monitoring interpretation guidelines. [Online] Accessed January 2015 via the Web at   http://www.nccwebsite.org/resources/docs/final_ncc_monograph_web-4-29-10.pdf

National Kidney Foundation. KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes and CKD: 2012 update. American Journal of  Kidney Disease, 60, 850-886. Accessed January 2015 via the web at https://www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/docs/diabetes-ckd-update-2012...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). "Bloodborne pathogens, standard number 1910.1030" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_id=10051&p_table=STANDARDS (Level VII)

Perry, D., et al. (2012, reviewed 2014). "Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement: Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment protocol, 3rd Edition" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at https://www.icsi.org/_asset/6t7kxy/PressureUlcer.pdf (Level VII)

Polovich, M., et al., (Eds.). (2014). Chemotherapy and biotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice (4th ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Restrepo, R. D., & Walsh, B. K. (2012). AARC clinical practice guideline: Humidification during invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation: 2012. Respiratory Care, 57, 782–788. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://rc.rcjournal.com/content/57/5/782.full.pdf.

Rutala, W. A., et al. (2008). "Guideline for disinfection and sterilization in healthcare facilities, 2008" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/Disinfection_Nov_2008.pdf (Level I)

Siegel J. D., et al. (2007). "2007 guideline for isolation precautions: Preventing transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/isolation/Isolation2007.pdf  (Level II)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup. (2010- updated 2014). "A guide to bed safety—bed rails in hospitals, nursing homes and home health care: The facts" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/GeneralHospitalDevicesandSupplies/HospitalBeds/ucm123676.htm

Walden, M. & Gibbins, S. (Eds.). (2012). Newborn pain assessment and management: Guideline for practice (3rd ed.). Glenview, IL: National Association of Neonatal Nurses. (Level VII)

World Health Organization. (2009). "WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care: First global patient safety challenge, clean care is safer care" [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241597906_eng.pdf  (Level IV)

 

Evidence-based Reference Samples

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, & U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2012- revised 2014). “On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI implementation guide” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.onthecuspstophai.org/on-the-cuspstop-cauti/toolkits-and-resources/on-the-cusp-stop-cauti-implementation-guide/

Alfirevic, Z. et al. (2009). Intra Intravenous oxytocin alone for cervical ripening and induction of labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009(4), CD003246. (Level I)

Ananth, C. V., & Kinzler, W. L. (2014). Placental abruption: Clinical features and diagnosis. In: UpToDate, Lockwood, C. J., & Barss, V. S. (Eds.). Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.uptodate.com/contents/search

Bleasdale, S.C., et al. (2007). "Effectiveness of Chlorhexidine Bathing to Reduce Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections in Medical Intensive Care Unit Patients," Archives of Internal Medicine 167(19):2073-2079. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17954801. (Level VI)

Ganz, D. A., et al. (2013). “Preventing falls in hospitals: A toolkit for improving quality of care (AHRQ Publication No. 13-0015-EF)” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/fallpxtoolkit/fallpxtoolkit.pdf (Level VII)

Goldstein, C., et al. (2010)."Electrical Stimulation for Fracture Healing: Current Evidence," Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, 24 (Suppl 1), S62-S65. (Level I)

Hopkins, U. & Aria, C. (2013). Large-volume IM injections: A review of best practices. Oncology Nurse advisor, January/February 2013, 32-37. Accessed via the web January 2015 at http://media.oncologynurseadvisor.com/documents/44/ona_feature0213_injec...

Kelly, M., et al. (2010). Heated humidification versus heat and moisture exchangers for ventilated adults and children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010(4), CD004711. (Level I)

 Marik, P. E., et al. (2013). The use of bioreactance and carotid Doppler to determine volume responsiveness and blood flow redistribution following passive leg raising in hemodynamically unstable patients. Chest, 143, 364–370. (Level-VI)

Massad, S. L., et al. (2013). 2012 updated consensus guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cancer screening tests and cancer precursors. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 17, S1–S27. (Level VII)

Taenzer, A. H., et al. (2010). Impact of pulse oximetry surveillance on rescue events and intensive care unit transfers: A before-and-after concurrence study. Anesthesiology, 112, 282–287. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20098128

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). “National plan to address Alzheimer’s disease: 2014 update” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/NatlPlan2013.pdf

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, & Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (2013).” Guidance for Industry: Enforcement policy regarding investigational new drug requirements for use of fecal microbiota for transplantation to treat Clostridium difficile infection not responsive to standard therapies” [Online]. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/Vaccines/UCM361393.pdf

Wei, S., et al. (2012). Early amniotomy and early oxytocin for prevention of or therapy for, delay in first stage spontaneous labour compared with routine care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012(9), CD006794. (Level I)

 Westbrook, J., et al. (2010). Association of interruptions with an increased risk of severity of medication administration errors. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170, 683–690.

 Yang, M., et al. (2013). Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(2), Art. No. CD006338.

 Zibaeenezhad, M.J., and Mazloum, Y. (2009). "Heparin Infusion After Successful Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Prospective, Randomized Trial," Acta  Cardiologica 64, 65-70. Accessed January 2015 via the Web at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19317300. (Level II)

 

Textbook and Reference Book Samples

American Osteopathic Association. (2014). Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program: Accreditation standards for acute care hospitals. Chicago, IL: American Osteopathic Association. (Level VII)

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). (2013). High-risk & critical care obstetrics (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Baranoski, S., & Ayello, E. A. (2012). Wound care essentials: Practice principles (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Bickley, L. (2013). Bates' guide to physical examination and health history taking (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Bowden, V., & Greenberg, C. (2014). Children and their families: The continuum of care (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Bowden, V. R., & Greenberg, C. S. (2012). Pediatric nursing procedures (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Boyd, M. A. (2014). Psychiatric nursing: contemporary practice (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Burns, S. (2014). AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing (3rd ed.) China: McGraw-Hill Professional.

Craven, R. F., & Hirnle, C. J. (2012). Fundamentals of nursing: Human health and function (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Davis, J., & Shay-Zapien, G. (Eds.). (2012). Templates for protocols and procedures for maternity services (3rd ed.).  Washington, DC: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

DNV GL-Healthcare USA, Inc. (2014). NIAHO® accreditation requirements: Interpretive guidelines & surveyor guidance (version 11). Milford, OH: DNV GL-Healthcare USA, Inc.

Fischbach, F., & Dunning, M. B. (2014). A manual of laboratory and diagnostic tests (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Halter, M. J., et al. (2014). Varcarolis’ foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing: A clinical approach (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

Hinkle, J. L. & Cheever, K. H. (2014). Brunner & Suddarth’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing (13th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Hickey, J. V. (2014). The clinical practice of neurological & neurosurgical nursing (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Hockenberry, M. J. & Wilson, D. (2013). Wong’s essentials of pediatric nursing (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Ikuta, L. M., & Beauman, S. S. (Eds.). (2011). Policies, procedures, and competencies for neonatal nursing care. Glenview, IL: National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

Infusion Nurses Society. (2011). Policies and procedures for infusion nursing (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Infusion Nurses Society.

Infusion Nurses Society. (2014). Policies and procedures for infusion nursing of the older adult (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Infusion Nurses Society.

Infusion Nurses Society. (2014).  Policies and procedures for infusion nursing of the pediatric patient. Boston, MA: Infusion Nurses Society.

Kenner, C. & Lott, J. (2014) Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care, (5th ed.). New York, NY Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Kacmarek, R. M. (2013). Egan's fundamentals of respiratory care (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Lynn-McHale Wiegand, D. (Ed.). (2011). AACN procedure manual for critical care (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

Mattson, S., & Smith, J. E. (2011). Core curriculum for maternal-newborn nursing (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

Mohr, W. K. (2013). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Evidence-based concepts, skills, and practices (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Nettina, S. (2014). Lippincott manual of nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Phillips, N. (2013). Berry and Kohn’s operating room technique (12th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Pillitteri, A. (2014). Maternal & child health nursing: Care of the childbearing & childrearing family (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Redmon, B., et.al. (2014). “Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement  Healthcare guideline: Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults” [Online]. Accessed via the web January 2015 at https://www.icsi.org/_asset/3rrm36/Diabetes.pdf.

Rothrock, J. C. (2015). Alexander's care of the surgical patient (15th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Simpson, K. R., & Creehan, P. A. (2014). AWHONN perinatal nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Townsend, M. (2014). Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice (8th ed.)Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.

The Joint Commission. (2015). Comprehensive accreditation manual for hospitals: The official handbook. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission.

Verklan, M. T., & Walden, M. (Eds.). (2015). Core curriculum for neonatal intensive care nursing (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.

Videbeck, S. L. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.