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My . I didn't actually buy a drug book. I used the online version Of Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses available through my school's library. If I needed to reference something at clinical there are always drug books by our med carts and there's an online drug reference through the hospital as well. I just felt like if I got it for "free" online I should take advantage of it (not totally free because my school fees are paying for it). I also liked it because I could copy and paste into my drug study guides. I like Davis the best, but I don't see too much difference between all of them.
I like the Davis guide too. Not many of the teachers require students to do drug cards anymore but this book has really helped me when I have had to do cards.
I like Davis because it includes the nursing interventions, contraindications, and is just easy to use.
My instructors require us to have a drug book, but didn't specify which one. The bookstore only stocked Davis' but, I found Mosby's online for less, however, before I bought it, I emailed my advisor to check if Mosby's would be okay. She said that she preferred Mosby's, so I went with it. So far, it's working out. We have to carry our drug books to clinicals, and we have to do drug cards. I guess my instructors are a little bit old-fashioned compared to some others.