Martini's Visual Anatomy & Physiology
. This book was published after I took A&P, but I bought it anyway because it's just so well organized and laid out. Also, I couldn't wait to throw away Marieb--that book was horribly written imo. I've found Visual A&P it to be an excellent reference. My only complaint is that the cardiac chapters are a little light. I also have Martini's Atlas
. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
. Because sometimes I just want to know more. This is my guilty pleasure and I have to be careful when I use it. It's like the internet for me distraction-wise. I go to look something specific up and then I say, "Hey, look at this...Ooo, I want to look that up too," and suddenly I find that time has warped around me and it's 4 hours later.
Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care.
Kee's Laboratory and Diagnositc Tests with Nursing Implications. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook. Davis's Drug Guide.
APA Style Manual Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills
. This little gem came with my Fundamental's textbook. Skills, skills, and more skills...all organized with steps and what to do if...Plus it has a DVD.
Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment
. I love how this book was written (one of the few nursing texts I can say that about). It's not verbose, it's well organized, it does a great job listing "normal" and deviations, has photos and special sections for elderly, peds, women, etc.
I'm undecided about a medical dictionary (which one, what edition, print or e-book). Any suggestions with rationales are welcome.