The following bibliography lists the many texts
used by the NBCRNA as the basis for questions on the NSPM Subspecialty certification
examination. The purpose of having a list is primarily to ensure that item
writers are drawing information from the latest editions of widely-published
textbooks and to avoid incorporating information which may be found only in
handbooks, out of date textbooks, or obscure books which are not likely to be
in use or widely accessible to nurse anesthetists.
There are approximately 12 books that are
used (this varies as some go out of print or new books are published). We have
always recognized that there are multiple books published with roughly similar
content, so we prefer to avoid suggesting that we are endorsing one particular
textbook over another one which may not be on the list but is being used and
We understand that those who are taking the
examination believe that it is helpful to them to know which textbooks are on
the list as a means of evaluating whether the material they are using is
consistent with the information in the books used for item writing. Therefore we
are publishing the list of currently used textbooks on our website. Note
that in publishing this list we do not intend to endorse or encourage the sale
of any particular textbooks. Please see the following bibliography.
Cullen B, Stoelting R, et al: Clinical
Anesthesia (7th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams &
Rathmell JP, Wu CL, et al (eds): Practical
Management of Pain (5th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2014.
Brown DL: Atlas of Regional Anesthesia (4th
edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2010.
Carr DB, Horlocker TT, Bridenbaugh PO: Cousins
and Bridenbaugh’s Neural Blockage in Clinical Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
(4th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.
(ed): Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic
Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches. New York, NY: Springer, 2013.
(ed): Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal
Procedures. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2013.
Benzon H, Narouze S: Spinal Injections
& Peripheral Nerve Blocks. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier, 2012
Koltzenburg M, et al (eds): Wall and Melzack’s Textook of Pain (6th
ed). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2013.
Eriksson LI, Fleisher LA, et al: Miller’s
Anesthesia (7th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2010.
Waldman SD: Atlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes (3rd
Edition). Philadelphia, PA:
Waldman SD: Pain Management (2nd edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2011.
Waldman SD, Campbell
RS: Imaging of Pain. Philadelphia,
PA: Saunders/Elsevier, 2011.