anyone have a favorite? - page 2

I have been searching the internet for some books and info .... anyone have favorite NICU "handbook" they love? I really need to get current! I do work per diem about 2 shifts a month but would... Read More

  1. by   RN-NICU
    Ditto what the others have said: Merenstein and Neofax.
  2. by   Tiki_Torch
    NICU_Nurse,

    The reason I love the "Fetal and Neonatal Secrets" book is because, although it's geared for Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner types, it's full of wonderful information. I especially like it because it's written in a question and answer format... like you are talking with a friendly colleague who is like a mentor, asking you questions and then telling you the answers in a way that feels like you're not stupid for asking about a certain procedure, condition, or whatever. It's divided up into chapters like most books... Cardiology, Respiratory, etc. so it's pretty easy to find the information you're looking for. Sometimes I see these "Secrets" books at regular bookstores like Books-A-Million. I know of one for Pediatric related subject matter.
  3. by   AKing
    One of the best books for NICUs would have to be: Neonatal Medications and Nutrition: A Comprehensive Guide, 3rd Edition, even if your unit uses another medication book, this book is invaluable for its info on compatibility of drugs nutritional info and other medication information that you try to find, but can't in other med books. I LOVE this book!! Every unit should have one. A big plus is also that the meds are listed in alphabetical order.

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