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Good pocket guide?


I've heard it's helpful to have a pocket guide for clinicals. Can anyone recommend a good one? TIA.


Specializes in ICU, psych, corrections. Has 8 years experience.

I have this one and it's pretty helpful. My clinical instructor had one and we all liked to so we went out and bought ones of our own. I got mine on http://www.half.com for about $17. You can find them priced right or you can buy it in the bookstore, etc. full price at around $24.


Actually, here is the link to half.com...with the RNotes that are for sale...


You can write on it and then wipe it off with an alcohol pad. It's filled with great information and charts, places to take notes, etc.

perfectbluebuildings, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics.

I don't know if this is what you are talking about, but I have found RNotes to be very useful- about the size of a notepad, fits in a scrub pocket easily, and plastic wipe-off pages with a lot of useful info crammed into it. Hope this helps! :)

Thanks gals! RNotes sounds like a good one!

wonderbee, BSN, RN

Specializes in critical care; community health; psych.

I've got RNotes too.


Specializes in orthopaedics, perioperative.

I haven't started clinicals yet but I found RNotes for 8 bucks at a little shop around the corner... I think our program reccommends something else though. I will just have to wait and see. :stone I hate waiting...

unknown99, BSN, RN

Specializes in Inpatient Acute Rehab.

:nurse: :nurse:

RN notes is the best as far as I'm concerned!!!

Fits in your pocket, and has almost everything you need!!!

Thanks everyone, I think I'm going to buy RNotes!! Our school recommends something else, but they also recommend we use whatever we find most helpful, so I'm gonna go with RNotes over their recommendation.

I got my clinical vest, name tag, and patch in the mail yesterday. I felt like a kid on christmas morning, I was so excited!!



Specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,. Has 19 years experience.

here's another vote for rnotes.


Specializes in orthopaedics, perioperative.

Others to consider are Mosby's "Just the Facts" by Peterson, ISBN 0323019250, and Saunder's "Physical Examination and Health Assessment" by Jarvis, ISBN 0721697747.


Specializes in ER.

Yet ANOTHER vote for RNotes. I LOVE IT! Such a handy little thing!


Specializes in School Nursing, Ambulatory Care, etc.. Has 13 years experience.

I love my RNotes!

jnette, ASN, EMT-I

Specializes in Hemodialysis, Home Health. Has 10 years experience.

Ok, ok... I read all your bragging about the little RN Notes pocket guide and couldn't stand it anymore... (heh)... :rolleyes:

Went straight to half.com and ordered the little sucker ! :D

It came in the mail today, and I just LOVE it !!!!

What a handy little guide.. packed with sooooooooo much info, it's simply AMAZING !

I love the way it's all color coded, organized with the little tabs, the way you can write on it with a pen, yet still wipe it clean to use a zillion times over... and ALL the wonderful info it contains... and in a true "pocket" form !

I'm so glad I read this thread... this is the best little Christmas present I ever bought myself !

Thanx, guys ! It will be much used ! :)


Specializes in Dermatology, Pain Management. Has 3 years experience.

Has anyone seen Mosbys Nursing PDQ? You can't write on it, but it has SO much info you have in your pocket!


Mosby's Nursing PDQ (practical, detailed, quick) I got it at Barns & Noble for $20.00 It has everything! Hope this helps.

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