Reference book for new grad in the ICU - page 2
Hello, I am a new grad and am looking for a good reference book for critical care. I have heard about Portable RN, but was not sure if something else would be better? Also if anyone has a good reference sheet for rounds, hand... Read More
- 0Nov 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).