Favorite Pocket Reference

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    So whatt is everybody's favorite pocket reference?

    Thanks Lisa
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  3. by   veetach
    Quote from lisaandandy
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    So whatt is everybody's favorite pocket reference?

    Thanks Lisa

    when I first started ER nursing, I had a Mosbys guide to emergency nursing. Now I use a pocket size Critical Care Nursing guide that I buy at the local Fire Expo. I cant remember the name of it but my husband has one for pre-hospital too. It has everything you ever need inside of it.

    I found the link, the book is called "Critical Care Nursing Field Guide"

    http://www.emsguides.com/
    Last edit by veetach on Apr 22, '04
  4. by   RN8Last
    I like the Lippincott's pocket manual of nursing practice as a Med-Surg nurse. But it's not really "pocket-size"
  5. by   nurseunderwater
    Springhouse: Pocket guide for med/surg...not really pocket size either
  6. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    I used to carry the Tarascon Pocket books (pharmacopeia, pediatric emergency, adult emergency, ortho). All fit nicely in my scrub pockets and were a wealth of information and easy to use (very important). You can get at www.tarascon.com .

    Now though, I carry a Palm device and can carry so much more information with me to the bedside as well as all my personal information management (PIM) (calendar, addresses/phone #, to-do's).

    It is like carrying over 100# of books in my front scrub shirt pocket!
  7. by   janda03
    One of the nurses I used to work with in the ED carried a CheckMate Pocket Reference Guide from http://www.nnccusa.com/
  8. by   Calfax
    I use kathy White's Fast Facts for Adult Critical Care.....comes in a hardcopy and PDA version. Jam packed with all kinds of info. www.kathywhite.com

    IF you have a PDA......MEDcalc is a great free proggie floating around out there. Also a couple of free drip calculators out there too.
  9. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    [QUOTE=Calfax]I use kathy White's Fast Facts for Adult Critical Care.....comes in a hardcopy and PDA version. Jam packed with all kinds of info. www.kathywhite.com
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    Unfortunately, the Kathy White book does not yet work on the newer Palm PDA's that use the OS 5 operating system. Web site says they are working on it but no success yet.
  10. by   teeituptom
    I like the one I keep between my ears
    easy to access
    I never lose it
    I never loan it out
  11. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Quote from teeituptom
    I like the one I keep between my ears
    easy to access
    I never lose it
    I never loan it out
    Ah yes, the brain, prone to error, leaks like a seive at about age 40-50 years and resists new information in favor of old. That is why my Palm device "ectopic brain" (not my coin, darn it) is so nice to have on hand (or in pocket).
  12. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Quote from RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    I used to carry the Tarascon Pocket books (pharmacopeia, pediatric emergency, adult emergency, ortho). All fit nicely in my scrub pockets and were a wealth of information and easy to use (very important). You can get at www.tarascon.com .

    Now though, I carry a Palm device and can carry so much more information with me to the bedside as well as all my personal information management (PIM) (calendar, addresses/phone #, to-do's).

    It is like carrying over 100# of books in my front scrub shirt pocket!
    I also like tarsacon and check mate but like you, RNCENCCRNREMTP....I am getting ready to transition over to a PDA as like you told Tom.....a leaky brain, prone to error and resistant to the new and favoring the old!! :chuckle
  13. by   teeituptom
    ouch

    it aint leaking yet

    and this one old dawg that can learn new tricks
  14. by   KMSRN
    Mosby's Intravenous Medications - published yearly. I get it every other year.

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