I am trying to get started in this field.
I was wondering what do any of you experienced LNCs suggest to a new LNC as far as the type of reference materials we should have in our arsenal? I mean, I have plenty of books from nursing school, but are there other types of reference materials that we should have on deck? There are so many things available and one could find themselves buying EVERYTHING they think that they need but are there some staples that we should have?
I was thinking about getting a current PDR and maybe drug reference book. Is it better just to subscribe to magazines? I just want to be prepared (if that is really possible). I know that I will need to purchase reference material as I come in contact with something on a regular basis I guess.
Also, is there any software that you all suggest that we have? I have seen Smart Draw through RN Market. I also have seen CaseMap (?). Besides the typical MS Office software, is there anything else the average LNC uses on a somewhat regular basis?
I really appreciate any help with this matter!!