Good Reference Books or Apps for New Nurses??

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    Hello all,

    I'm graduating nursing school in a few months (yay!) and preparing to take the NCLEX. I've realized that nurses are expected to perform a number of procedures that and that it's hard for a new grad to keep track of what's what! I would really like a small reference guide or smartphone app that I could consult when I'm not 100% sure of how to do something. Something throrough where, for example, if asked to insert an IV (I know how to do this, just an example) I can flip to that section and see exactly what to do, in order. I was looking in Barnes and Noble yesterday and found something called RNotes which looks pretty good, but I haven't heard anything about it on here.

    Advice?
    Thanks so much in advance!

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    Everytime I tried a new area of nursing I go out and buy all kinds of books, I look them over and never touch them again! lol. Most floors you work on have all the books you will need. The things I can recommend are Lexicomp software to look up meds, because most drug books are out of date. You can check medications you are unfamilar with pretty quickly and some people I work with have an iv manage app not sure what it is called, where you can check to see if IV meds are compatible.
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    RN Notes is pretty good.

    They also have notes books for the speciality areas, OB/Peds, Critical Care, Psych, ect. They are all pretty good.
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    Quote from IceGuy
    Hello all,

    I'm graduating nursing school in a few months (yay!) and preparing to take the NCLEX. I've realized that nurses are expected to perform a number of procedures that and that it's hard for a new grad to keep track of what's what! I would really like a small reference guide or smartphone app that I could consult when I'm not 100% sure of how to do something. Something throrough where, for example, if asked to insert an IV (I know how to do this, just an example) I can flip to that section and see exactly what to do, in order. I was looking in Barnes and Noble yesterday and found something called RNotes which looks pretty good, but I haven't heard anything about it on here.

    Advice?
    Thanks so much in advance!

    My hospital uses Lexi Comp it has Labs, Diagnostics, Meds, Interactions, Calculations etc. I highly recommend it. I used it in nursing school as well.


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