what drug reference book do you like and why?
- 0Jun 28, '10 by anonymousstudentI need to purchase a drug reference book for pharm, ideally one from a nursing view point. What would you recommend and why?
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- 0Jun 29, '10 by iilianaI recommend the Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. It's formatted like a dictionary..not a huge textbook. This drug guide was recommended by my old pharm/patho lecture. This is really great because its provides the drug's indications, action, pharmacokinetics (peak, onset, half-life), side effects, nursing implications and nursing assessments to do if a patient is on this drug.
I always use this when doing my patient research. It also comes with a CD-rom to install the drug guide onto your compuer. This saves A LOT of time when researching your meds for clinical or lecture. Good luck!
- 0Jun 29, '10 by criticalRN10I use my Iphone epocrites whenever I'm in clinicals because I don't like to wear my lab coat and i especially don't want that chunky book in my pocket. I feel that you can find whatever information you're looking for on the internet. I bought davis drug guide, and downloaded the CD onto my computers to use for care plans but I just sold it because not once have I gotten it out and looked at it.