Invaluable programs - suggestions

  1. Hey there,

    Currently own the Nursing Constellation and Taber's, both are really nice, and very easy to navigate. I wanted to know if anyone had any other software programs they recommend as essential b/c of use at work, or school.

    Considering getting: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice
    and
    Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A Guide to Planning Care. (Ackley/Ladwig)

    Anyone suggest these? are they worth picking up?


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  3. by   midcom
    Are you a student? I have Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A Guide to Planning Care& find it pretty good. It is a PDA version of one of the diagnosis books that is recommended here quite often.

    I have the Lippincott book, not PDA though & it's very throrough. I use it for my case studies all the time. If the PDA version is anywhere close to the book, it would be a very useful program.
    Dixie
  4. by   deftonez188
    Right, i'm a student about to start this semester, that's why i'm not sure what else would be useful.

    I was wondering if the RNnotes and Lippincott were essentially the same thing.
  5. by   NJNursing
    I don't go a day without usint epocraties at work. First of all - it's free. You can get the 60 day trial on all of the lab result, diagnosis and symptom softwares which is great to use for a little while. It's costly to buy the full functioning program, but for the drug guide - it's fabulous.
  6. by   gradRN2007
    got to skyscape.com, great programs for school and afterwards
    you can go from on program to another, procedures and diagnostics
    hope it helps
  7. by   OldPhatMC
    Quote from deftonez188
    Hey there,

    Currently own the Nursing Constellation and Taber's, both are really nice, and very easy to navigate. I wanted to know if anyone had any other software programs they recommend as essential b/c of use at work, or school.

    Considering getting: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice
    and
    Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A Guide to Planning Care. (Ackley/Ladwig)

    Anyone suggest these? are they worth picking up?


    I prefer the Nurses's Pocket Guide to Diagnosis, Intervention and Rationales. It's another Skyscape product, in the 1oth edition. I think its easier to use than the Ackley/Ladwig in PDA form, although the Nursing Diagnosis Handbook is the better paper reference.

    I can't recommend enough the PDA version of the Harriet Lane Handbook. If you work with the little baby humans regularly, this is as close to a smart pill as you will find.

    Skyscape has the Archimedes calculator, which is a gem, and the Davis drug book in the Nursing constallation. I'm happy with them.

    I prefer the Stedman's Dictionary, but the PDA version sucks. Would love to have the Miller-Keane as a PDA download.

    My two centi-dollars

    OldPhatMC sends

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