Books

  1. We just got our book list for the upcoming semester, and have a choice between severeal difgferent books. If you recognize them, could you tell me which is better or which you didn't like? Thanks!

    (I have to pick one from these three)
    davis's drug guide for nurses, 7th ed., Delgi

    Saunders nursing drug handbook 2000, Hodgeson

    Mosby's 2000 nursing drug reference 2000, roth

    (I have to pick on from these two)
    Mosby's medical nursing and allied health dictionary 5th, anderson

    tabors cyclopedic medical dictionary, 18th ed, fa davis company

    Thank you so much!!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   memphispanda
    I have the Tabers dictionary and really like it. The Mosbys has more pictures though.

    I have the Mosby's 2001 drug reference, but occasionally look at one that someone else has. I think you should take a look at the drug books and see which works best for you. You'll probably still run into things that whatever book you have either doesn't cover or doesn't explain in an understandable way.
  4. by   emily_mom
    I've heard that the Davis drug book is better, but I don't have it so I don't know.

    I have the Mosby's dictionary and just love it. The pictures are awesome (and quite disgusting at times).
  5. by   deespoohbear
    Taber's is a little more portable, but the Mosby's has some awesome (and disgusting pictures in it.). I used Davis during school, and really enjoyed it. We have Mosby's at work, but I think the next drug book I get for home use will be a Davis..
  6. by   PennyLane
    Yeah, the pics in the Mosby's are cool. My roommate has it and sometimes I just can't put it down. ...must see what's on next page...can't stop....
  7. by   RN always
    I just graduated in May. We used the Davis one. It was really good. I've tried the others but always kept going back to Davis. Good luck
  8. by   ashse
    I use the Davis Drug Guide also. It seems to be thorough and easy to use.
  9. by   peaceful2100
    I had Saunders but I did not like that one too well so I looked at a Davis med book in the resource center at school and fell in love with it so I went out and brought one.
  10. by   whipping girl in 07
    I graduated from nursing school last year and I have both Mosby's and Taber's dictionaries. I found they were both valuable; if something wasn't in one, it was usually in the other and if it was in both, the information in each one was a little different. Could you go with a friend and each of you buy one? That way when you study, you can share if you need to.

    My clinical group got by on one psych book!

    As far as drug guides go, I didn't really use one much. I looked up drugs on www.rxlist.com if I didn't have a card on them from pharmacology and then added them to my drug card box. Usually someone would bring a drug book to clinicals (we'd take turns) and there was always a drug book on the floor at the hospital.

    Hope this helps you save some $$$. I know I never had any when I was in school.
  11. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by rnwannabejen
    we just got our book list for the upcoming semester, and have a choice between severeal difgferent books. if you recognize them, could you tell me which is better or which you didn't like? thanks!

    (i have to pick one from these three)
    davis's drug guide for nurses, 7th ed., delgi

    saunders nursing drug handbook 2000, hodgeson,
    but get the newest edition's of whichever book you pick, i have 2002 and still have to look up some in my friends 2003


    mosby's 2000 nursing drug reference 2000, roth

    (i have to pick on from these two)
    mosby's medical nursing and allied health dictionary 5th, anderson

    tabors cyclopedic medical dictionary, 18th ed, fa davis company

    thank you so much!!
    Last edit by StudentSandra on Nov 16, '02
  12. by   lvn2b2002
    I would pick any drug book but Davis' I have all three and I don't like Davis. I have both Tabers and Mosby dictionary, and I prefer the Mosby over the tabers because of the more pics... Good luck

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