New Nurse In Melbourne

  1. Hi. I am a UK trained nurse and I have a new job in Melbourne, currently awaiting my visa.

    Can anyone recommed a Australian Nursing Practice book and a medication book. Any good online bookstores anyone can reccommend?

    Trying to do a bit of studying.

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  3. by   talaxandra
    Your could try the Australian medicines handbook by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. At work I use a combination of MIMS (available electronically) and the most recent copy of the injectables handbook, and at home have a laypersons guide, The Australian drug guide : every person's guide to prescription and over-the-counter medicines, street drugs, vaccines, vitamins and minerals by Jonathan Upfal. If you're already familiar with most drugs but want to know about trade names this is a far cheaper option - it alphabetically lists drugs by generic name (followed by a list of trade names), includes classification and a brief description of the mode of action, and outlines side effects and adverse reactions by severity. There's also a section for each drug on interactions with other drugs, food and alcohol.

    Fishpond is a great, Australian online book store, but you might consider looking at either a university bookshop or, if you plan on buying a few books over the next year or so, you could try Readers' Feast (in the city), which has a free membership program and gives you 10% of your spend back twice a year as a voucher. That way you get a reward but also get to claim the full amount of the textbook as a tax deduction