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 Following are publications that should be included in your
study for the ASATT Certification examination.

Current Recommended books for the Technologist Level Certification Examination:

1. Anesthesia Equipment; Principles and Applications

By Eisenkraft and Ehrenworth – 2nd Edition

(2013) Elsevier

2.Clinical Anesthesia

By Barash, Cullen and Stoelting  – 7th Edition

(2013) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

3.Morgan and Mikhail's Clinical Anesthesiology

By Butterworth, Mackey and Wasnick –5th Edition

(2013) McGraw Hill

4.MGH Textbook of Anesthetic Equipment

By Sandberg, Urman and Ehrenfeld – 1st Edition

(2011) Elsevier

5.Nurse Anesthesia

By Nagelhout –6th Edition

(2016) Elsevier

6.Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection

By AABB – 5th Edition


7. Anesthesia Equipment, By Dorsch and Dorsch – 1st
Edition (2011) – Newer Edition!

8. Anesthesiology By Morgan, Makhail and McMurray – 5th Edition (2013)

  • Certification Handbook for Technologists

    The test writing committee has also updated the general reading lists, and  periodicals of interest

    General Reading

    • A.S.A.: ASA Handbook of Hospital Facilities for the Anesthesiologist. ASA. Park Ridge, IL 1984
    • Understanding Anesthesia Equipment, Construction,
      Care and Complications By Dorsch and Dorsch - 5th
      Edition (2008) – Newer Edition!
    • Clinical Anesthesia 
      By Barash, Cullen and Stoelting – 5th Edition (2005)
    • Anesthesiology By Morgan, Makhail and McMurray – 5th Edition (2013)
    • . American Association of Blood Banks, Guidelines for
      Blood Savings and Reinfusion in Surgery and Trauma
    • Comprehensive Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation
      Quaal - 2nd Edition (1993)
    • Critical Care Pharmacotherapy
      Wilkins and Wilkins
    • Clinical Application of Blood Gases
      Shapiro, Peruzzi and Templin – 5th edition (1994)
    • Bowie E. & Huffman L: The Anesthesia Machine: Essentials for Understanding. Ohmeda Corp., Madison, WI 1985
    • Carr JJ & Brown JM: Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology. Wiley. NY. [4th Edition – 5/200]
    • Geddes LA & Baker LE: Principles of Applied Biomedical Instrumentation. Wiley. New York. [3rd Edition – 1989
    • Clinical Monitoring, Practical Applications for Anesthesia and Critical Care, Carol Lake, Roberta L. Hines & Cases D. Blitt, 1st. Edition, 2001. New
    • Meeker H & J. Rothrock: Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery. Mosby.             [13th Edition 11/2007]
    • Kaplan J (ed): Cardiac Anesthesia. Grune & Stratton. New York [4th Edition 8/2007]
    • Mulroy MFRegional Anesthesia: An Illustrated Procedural Guide. Little Brown & Co. Boston. 1989 [3rd Edition 6/2002]
    • Ward CS: Anesthetic Equipment: Physical Principles and Maintenance. Bailliere Tindall. London 1985 [5th Edition – 2005]
    • Webster JG (ed): Medical Instrumentation. Houghten-Mifflen 1978 [3rd Edition 1/2007]


    • ASATT Sensor
    • Anesthesiology (Monthly) ASA, Park Ridge, IL
    • APSF Newsletter (Monthly) APSF, Chicago, IL
    • Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology (Bi-monthly) AAMI, Arlington, VA
    • Health Devices (Monthly) ECRI, Plymouth Meeting, PA
    • Health Devices Alerts (Semi-monthly) ECRI, Plymouth Meeting, PA
    • Journal of Clinical Monitoring (Quarterly) STA, Boston, MA
    • Journal of the AANA (Bi-monthly) AANA, Chicago, IL