Recommendation for RN handbook (pocket guide)

  1. I have been out of the field for two years. Recently taking on a part-time job for hospice. I feel like all of the knowledge and skills from school are gone. I'm looking for a pocket guide for nursing skills, procedures: such as CADD pump, IV, foley cath, etc.. Does anyone has any recommendation? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all.
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  3. by   hodgieRN
    Here's a web search I got. But I know what you are saying...there are too many out there and what guides are the best.

    Check this search here.......

    ttp://;_ylt=A0oGdbeC5ktR2UUANrBXNyoA?p=nurses+pock et+guide&fr=yfp-t-900&fr2=piv-web

    My favorite guides were the flip guid

    I loved this book. It had everything! CPA, stroke, medications, lab values, emergergency.
    The other book you may like is this. Cardiac, resp, neuro, drugs, lab values, Basic and systems, assessment. You might like ie....

  4. by   tnguy31
    Thank you HodgieRN
  5. by   Racer15
    I love that emergency and critical care pocket guide!!! The director for my department gives a copy of that to every new grad and it is so helpful.
  6. by   hodgieRN
    No problem. I used the flip guides everyday when I started out.
  7. by   EDRN1091
    RN Notes is great too. I have the psych version because I work in crisis, love it.