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- Nov 25, '10 by CrabbyPattyQuote from in2ICUI am a new grad (2 months exp.) and have all the above-mentioned reference books. I got them because they are highly recommended. However, at this point I find that I need more than a reference - I need explanations. When I come home with questions, I use 3 books:
1) Critical Care Nursing: a holistic approach (by Patricia Gonce Morton and Dorrie Fontaine) - this is a textbook
2) Critical Care Nursing Certification (by Ahrens, Prentice and Kleinpell) - this has fantastic practical information in the review section and is well indexed
3) Manual of Critical Care Nursing (by Swearingen & Keen) - condensed disease process and treatments, labs, etc.
Hopefully you find what you're looking for!
I love Manual of Critical Care Nursing. I think a new edition is about to be released. VERY thorough, but not too thick (like the ICU book).
- Aug 17, '12 by californiarnbsnWhat's Portable RN?
- Aug 19, '12 by turnforthenurseRNFast Facts is excellent...they have an app version of it for the iPhone, too. It's $30 which is cheaper than the book. Definitely worth the money either way.