Acute Care NP clinical resources

by runner_rn_91 runner_rn_91 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Tele/Stepdown, CCU. Has 5 years experience.

Hi everyone, looking for any suggestions for the AG-ACNP student to use for clinical/general study and review. My critical care course uses Barkley’s 3e ACNP eBook (and Washington Manual & Marino’s ICU Book) and while it has a lot of great information that I can review on a phone or tablet, I don’t see myself using it as a clinical resource- of course I could be wrong! 

There are so many guides and study aids on the market! I’ve picked up a few here and there but haven’t found one that I really like. Does anyone have any recommendations for clinical resources that are relatively comprehensive and offer high-yield information? Has anyone benefited from using Bates’ pocket guide? Thank you in advance!!



Specializes in Former NP now Internal medicine PGY-3. 488 Posts

clinical resource such as to study from or to use on the go at work?

critical care secrets is pretty good for study uptodate covers most ICU topics for an on the fly resource.


Specializes in rounding on the floors probably. Has 10 years experience. 552 Posts

Mass: Pocket Medicine



Specializes in Tele/Stepdown, CCU. Has 5 years experience. 4 Posts

Thank you!

SopranoKris, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Hospitalist Medicine. Has 7 years experience. 3,152 Posts

In the ER, I find the MD Calc app to be very helpful. You can easily get your risk scoring to justify diagnostics, which comes in handy for insurance actually covering what you ordered because you've backed it up with risk score. Lots of useful info on it, like Light's criteria, Wells' score for DVT/PE, how to calculate maintenance fluids, drip dosing, etc.

I also like the Sublux app for quick x-ray interpretation reference.