Lippincott's or Davis's Drug guide?

  1. I need to get either

    Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide
    or
    Davis's Drug Guide For Nurses

    Which on do you think is better?
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   AKAKatydid
    I chose Davis's ...

    Solely for the fact that it came with a CD-rom that makes looking up drugs a bit easier. Has the top 300 (or something) prescribed drugs - so when I've got a clinical pt with like 30+ drugs, sometimes its easier just to type the drug name in and have it pop up on screen.

    When you add up all the drugs you stop to look up in the index and then have to flip to in the book... it really does save time! And hey, pre-clinical, I need all the extra sleep I can get!
  4. by   Tony35NYC
    I recommend Davis.
  5. by   hollyster
    Davis contains more info and has a very user friendly layout.
  6. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Our school offered Davis and we all hated it. I forked over money for Lippencott. It has a CD as well with drug info. I like the layout better and the other thing it has that Davis does not is IV administration info. (Compatibilities, How rapidly it can be administered, etc.) I would go to the bookstore and check out the two and see which one you can pull the info required from the fastest and most thoroughly.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Davis............
  8. by   jenrninmi
    I used Davis, but have never even opened the Lipincott so I can't compare. I loved the Davis though.
  9. by   Imafloat
    My Nurse's Drug Guide is by Prentice Hall and I love it, it also came with a cd.
  10. by   nursehottie
    Quote from rkrs6673
    I need to get either

    Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide
    or
    Davis's Drug Guide For Nurses

    Which on do you think is better?
    it doesn't matter, a drug book is a drug book
  11. by   crb613
    I recommend Davis.
  12. by   PamRNC
    Quote from NurseyBaby'05
    Our school offered Davis and we all hated it. I forked over money for Lippencott. It has a CD as well with drug info. I like the layout better and the other thing it has that Davis does not is IV administration info. (Compatibilities, How rapidly it can be administered, etc.) I would go to the bookstore and check out the two and see which one you can pull the info required from the fastest and most thoroughly.
    The Davis' drug guide does have the IV administration info - what drugs can be delivered in which IVFluids and how much. Y site compatabilities, incompatabilities, etc. This is one of the reasons I have stuck through it over the years and even got a copy for my PDA. The only thing I didn't care for was when they started combining same type of drug monographs(like the other drug guides), but they still provide separate and specific info for each drug as appropriate.
  13. by   Fox
    Davis drug guide.
  14. by   DragonflyShell
    I have both and I recommend Davis's.

    Quote from rkrs6673
    I need to get either

    Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide
    or
    Davis's Drug Guide For Nurses

    Which on do you think is better?

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