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Nursing Drug Resource Guides

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Hello all nursing students and new nurses, did you purchase a drug reference book? If yes which one did you purchase? If no, what do you use to guide you when administering medications, especially IV push medications?

Chonticha Eidam, CNA

Specializes in CNA. Has 2 years experience.

Hi, I am looking for the same answer. Wish somebody can help recommending the drug handbook for pharm. course. 

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 43 years experience.

I've used paperback versions of Nursing 2020 for 40 years.

Many recommend Davis Drug Guide for Nurses  - both paperback and online

Both list nursing considerations needed for safe administration including drug to drug interactions.

 

 

 

Chonticha Eidam, CNA

Specializes in CNA. Has 2 years experience.

Thank you so much for your response. I very appreciate it.

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 43 years experience.

for IV Meds - I love Gahardt. It is really easy to find out the compatibilities, dilution advice and administration times .

Chonticha Eidam, CNA

Specializes in CNA. Has 2 years experience.

Thank you. I'll look into it.

iluvivt, BSN, RN

Specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion. Has 32 years experience.

Yes I agree, Betty Gahardt is my favorite IV medication book.It lists everything you need to know and many key things about each medication that other books leave out.