Drug app

  1. I'm an RN student and use Davis Drug guild book. Is there an App for iPhone that is handy??? Maybe even free
    I'm tired of carrying this book around or digging through my Med Deck!!
    HELP
    Something quick and easy!!
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   akulahawkRN
    The inside cover of your Davis Drug Guide should have a code under a scratch-off cover and that usually gets you a 1 year free subscription to the DDG online and for an app on an Android (4.0+) or an iPhone (iOS 5.0+). If that's been scratched off, it's likely been used already.

    How do I know this? I used it. The unfortunate thing about it is that after your 1st year, you have to buy another book and create a new account or buy a new subscription for another year.

    The book is a great resource, but the online stuff is just awesome and always up to date.
  4. by   vanilla bean
    I got the Lexicomp app for my iPhone when I was in school. It wasn't free (sorry, don't remember how much it cost) but it was worth every penny. It was the only drug reference I used during school and I continue to use it to this day.
  5. by   ILoveHealthCare
    I use my drugs.com app. It's free and has all the info I need. My manager and I always race to find out something. I'm always faster than her drug book.
  6. by   Esme12
    Welcome!

    Thread moved for best response.....Check and see if your school requires Davis...if not check out Epocrates
  7. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from Esme12
    Welcome!

    Thread moved for best response.....Check and see if your school requires Davis...if not check out Epocrates
    This.

    I still use Epocrates...free upgrades and no in app purchases either.
  8. by   akulahawkRN
    Epocrates is also an awesome resource and it's free. Lexicomp is a great resource and will often be what your facility uses as their drug reference.... or at least that's what I've noticed around here. All of the hospitals that had an online drug reference available to the nurses used Lexicomp.

    One thing I do like about the Davis Drug Guide is that it's written specifically for nurses. Since you have Epocrates and the Davis Drug Guide, you should take advantage of both as they both will present you information in different ways and this way you can get used to seeing that.
  9. by   Tenebrae
    I use medscape, very comprehensive and covers medications and various conditions
  10. by   Miiki
    Find out which drug reference the hospital you do clinicals at uses. A lot of hospitals will have codes (for staff and students taking care of their patients) to use the mobile app version for free. I have access to micromedex and lexicomp.
  11. by   lhflanurseNP
    I have to admit I use both epocrates and medscape. It depends what I am looking for. I opted for the pay service in epocrates which is probably why I use it instead of just medscape.
  12. by   toomuchbaloney
    I prefer Epocrates
  13. by   Susie2310
    The book you are using is available as an app.

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