Charting: Resources, guides, books, etc.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I just purchased the "Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy" and noticed that Springhouse has a whole line of Nursing "Made Easy" books. They have IV, Pathophys. etc.

    Anywho, I noticed that they had "Charting Made Incredibly Easy" and I was wondering if anyone had purchased this book and thought it useful.

    I know I need to work on my charting and need some good resources to read, study and refer to.

    If you have purchased this book please let me know what you thought of it, or if you have any other recommendations on Charting resources please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Col
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  3. by   Berta
    I am a die hard fan of the Made Incredibly easy series. I really beleive they are the reason I am passing nursing school. LOL. :imbar

    I haven't tried the charting made easy book. I've bought the med/surg, fluid and elect.,and maternal/neonatal books. All of them are great.

    Anyone try the NCLEX made easy book yet? What's your opinion? That is on my list to pick up next.

    Berta
    Last edit by Berta on May 11, '04 : Reason: because I can't type
  4. by   colleen10
    Hi Berta,

    I have the NCLEX Made Incredibly Easy book. I think it is awesome!. It's really just a big book of sample NCLEX questions but I really like the way it is organized and how each page is set up.

    The chapters are organized into basic areas like Adult Med. Surg., Pediatrics, Maternity, Psych. But then those are organized into even more specific areas like Ante-Partum, Intra-Partum, Post-Partum, etc.

    Each page has a list of questions on the left side and then the correct answer/rationale directly across from it on the right side of the page.

    I spent a good amount of time at the book store looking through all the various study guides and from what I saw, it was the best organized, easy to follow.

    I use this book to study from before every test I take. Because it is organzied so well, it is easy to use for this purpose. I only do the questions for the area that my test is on.

    Good Luck!

    Col
  5. by   mariessas_mom
    I will buy it as soon as I have the money. I spent a lot of time in bookstores looking at NCLEX review books and the Incredibly Easy book was the best formatted.
  6. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from colleen10
    Hi Berta,

    I have the NCLEX Made Incredibly Easy book. I think it is awesome!. It's really just a big book of sample NCLEX questions but I really like the way it is organized and how each page is set up.

    The chapters are organized into basic areas like Adult Med. Surg., Pediatrics, Maternity, Psych. But then those are organized into even more specific areas like Ante-Partum, Intra-Partum, Post-Partum, etc.

    Each page has a list of questions on the left side and then the correct answer/rationale directly across from it on the right side of the page.

    I spent a good amount of time at the book store looking through all the various study guides and from what I saw, it was the best organized, easy to follow.

    I use this book to study from before every test I take. Because it is organzied so well, it is easy to use for this purpose. I only do the questions for the area that my test is on.

    Good Luck!

    Col
    Is it really that helpful for you throughout school? I'm starting clinicals this fall. Would you recommend I use one??
  7. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from colleen10
    Hi Berta,

    I have the NCLEX Made Incredibly Easy book. I think it is awesome!. It's really just a big book of sample NCLEX questions but I really like the way it is organized and how each page is set up.
    One more question-

    Are you referring to the nclex-rn questions and answers made incredibly easy, or the nclex-rn review made incredibly easy?
  8. by   Jen2
    I have not tried any charting books yet. This summer I plan to purchase the med/surge made incredibly easy book because that's what I'll be doing in the fall. Do they have a psych made incredibly easy book?
  9. by   colleen10
    Hi student nurse,

    I'm at work so I don't have the book on me. When I get home I'll double check to make sure which one I have. I think it is the "Review" book though.

    The book didn't help me out so much in my first semester because during that semester we studied a lot of "fundamentals" "theory" "concepts of basic care". The book Test Taking Success: Test Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students was a big help though, in that first semester because the questions in that book covered the same basic concepts. ie. general information regarding nutrition, providing comfort to patients, maintaining skin integrity, elimination, how to administer meds., etc. I would recommend that book for your first semester and then the NCLEX Made Easy or any NCLEX sample question study guide for the rest of your semesters in school.
  10. by   lilbiskit78
    Hi! I have the NCLEX-RN Review Made Incredibly Easy (I like it also, but some of the questions seem too easy...LOL Incredibly easy!). To answer your original question, I also have the Charting Made Easy book (I had a hard time with charting). Anyway, the charting book is really pretty good, it kind of breaks down the DAR & SOAPIE methods, along with others that are commonly used. Although I feel it did help, I also think I just became more comfortable with charting, so it got easier. You could go to your local bookstore and just flip through it and see what you think. I got mine at Books-A-Million.

    Lil

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