What do you think would be the best Drug guide to get, i will be starting nursing school
Jul 31, '08
I'm a Davis kind of guy myself. I have the PDA/electronic version, and used it ALL the time in clinical this past summer- very handy. I have to say, the guide is very well-organized and easy to use as well. Plus, if you have the electronic version, you can get free updates (quarterly, I think) from the publisher- so that you don't have to buy a new edition every year. All you do is hot-sync your PDA and the software downloads the updates from publisher's website. The skills lab at my school has both Davis and Mosby, and most everyone in my class prefers Davis hands down- you don't have to go fishing for specific info on a drug once you find the monograph.
Oh yeah- one other thing. Some of my classmates found that buying the Davis guide in "drug card" format was helpful because they could just select the drugs they were going to give that day (in clinical) and not have to lug the whole guide around. I, however, decided against getting that format, because I probably would have lost some of those cards anyways.
Last edit by edogs334 on Jul 31, '08