I was given a list of four drug handbooks to choose from for my school's nursing program, so I took the list and went to my local B&N thinking that seeing them in person would help. Unfortunately, at this point, I'm not really sure what I'm looking for, as far as "good" information goes (especially as it pertains to drug reference books
I think I have it narrowed down to two (Lippincott or Davis), but any input would be greatly appreciated. The handbooks listed are:
- Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide 2013
-> ISBN# 9780132964890
- Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook
-> ISBN# 9781455707232
- Nursing 2013 Drug Handbook (Lippincott)
-> ISBN# 9781451150230
- Davis' Drug Guide for Nurses (13th ed.)
-> ISBN# 9780803628335
Since these are all new editions, they don't seem to have enough reviews for me to surmise how much people like/dislike the texts. This is usually my go-to method for figuring out which Nursing texts to go with, especially when I have absolutely no prior knowledge about the subject matter.
I did try looking at the reviews for each book's prior edition to get a general feeling for the brands, which is how I got it down to Lippincott and Davis.
So, for any of you awesome people that happen to have any of these books (or even better - the exact edition!), any input would be GREATLY appreciated!