Drug Guide

  1. Hey everyone. I was talking with a 3rd semester CSN RN student and he said that the Mosby drug guide sucks. He recommended the 2009 Prentice Hall drug guide instead because it helps you do the drug cards easier, and helps in clinical. I want to know if the 2011 Pearson (formerly Prentice Hall) or the Davis are better than the Mosby. Anyone have any info on this?


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  3. by   SunshineDaisy
    Hmm, I dunno...Davis is one of the recommended books for CSN though!
  4. by   Jimmah555
    I said screw it and bought the Davis and the Pearson. Better to have it an not need it than to need it and not have it right?
  5. by   SunshineDaisy
    Did you get them online? I am going to order the Davis one. Trying to decide which of the extra books I should get!
  6. by   Jimmah555
    I had some money left on that book grant, so I used it with the two drug guides, and I also got the Taber's Dictionary. Someone recommended it, and it's basically free with the grant, so I said why not?
  7. by   SunshineDaisy
    Yeah, my book grant was eaten up by the 2 extra books I got. I'm going to see about getting one of the drug guides at least!
  8. by   moonriseRN
    Definitely Davis for drug guide - and just get the latest one...I remember I bought mine a year ago for school and 2 months after I bought it there was already a huge change in patient teaching for Nitroglycerin tabs. Also I found it helpful to purchase the Taber's Medical dictionary. It's handy if you are reading about one disease and then you find that the etiology is from 4 other diseases that you have no idea what they are - you can look it up and at least have a baseline for your additional research.
  9. by   Jimmah555
    Yeah I got the Davis, the Mosby, and the Pearson drug guides along with the Mosby Distionary and Taber Dictionary. I have a total of 15 books now. Can't wait to lug them all around for group study sessions.
  10. by   kbrooke00
    I have the Davis Drug Guide and Taber's....I love the Davis one....It is very thorough!!!
  11. by   SunshineDaisy
    I got the Davis one today in the mail! I bought, um, 5 of the recommended books for about $150 online! Got 3 of them today, should get the other 2 tomorrow or Friday!
  12. by   Over-the-hill-Nurse
    Another Drug Book that isn't seen alot is Delmar Nurse's Drug Handbook. I find it much more informative that Mosby's. If you are interested in it you can view it here: http://www.cengage.com I just purchased their new volume for 2011. I like it also because it has references on common herbal medications, a section on Therapeutic drug classifications, Histamine H2 Antagonists, Narcotic Analgesics, Neuromuscular Blocking Agents, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Oral Contraceptives, Vaccines etc. It also has teaching with each medication listing. The book is great.
  13. by   DC Collins
    I really like Davis (haven't seen the 2011 of any publisher). But I also got the Davis Online version for my Ipod Touch. Marvelous!
  14. by   jallen5
    I tried to go through nursing school with my Mosby, and then when I saw the Davis, I dumped my Mosby fast. Davis is a whole other species of drug book and really has what you want to know for your drug cards.