Tell me, which pharmacology reference do you like and why of these four or is there another reference you prefer and why?
I am reviewing two alphabetized indices:
1) Lippincott's "Nursing Drug Guide" and 2) Facts & Comparisons "A to Z Drug Facts";
and, two drug references arranged by use/therapeutic category:
3) "Nursing Drug Handbook
" by Springhouse and 4) "Drug Facts & Comparisons Pocket Version."
And I get to keep one of them. I'm leaning toward #4, but I'd like nurses' input. I'm a nursing student-to-be.
The full reference of Facts & Comparisons, the notebook with drug information sheets that can be inserted and taken out, is beyond any of these; but, I'm asking as to a preference for a quick-look, carry-around book.
By the way, is the full F&C notebook, the bible of nursing pharmacology information on the hospital floor?
Feb 19, '02
This feedback is T-totally helpful as we say in the South! Thank you very much. Please keep it coming!
Mary, I read a little bit about electronic references from links on a thread on the students' AllNurses.com forum (many thanks to Brandy and the other posters there). Here's the site for the "Introduction to Personalized Digital Assistants (PDAs)": http://www.nurse.net/clinical/pda/index.shtml
that I picked up from the thread. It has a link called "Handheld Drug Reference Comparison" and ePocrates was preferred of the two compared. Also, I linked to ePocrates from the above site. Thanks for your feedback about "nursing implications" being needed in electronic software; I will include that also in my report as it might be helpful too.
Anyone who has suggestions as to improvements to drug books and/or electronic software, please jump in. I appreciate you sharing what helps you in drug references (print and electronic), and what is unnecessary, and what needs to be added.
:kiss (That's a new Smilie, isn't it? Thank you moderator(s) who thought of and added that one.)
Last edit by Franca on Feb 19, '02