Small pocket book of med surg

by rosy3 rosy3 Member


I want to buy small clinical handbook of med surg, which it can carry in my pocket.

please can somebody suggest me which is a good one.

thank you



78 Posts


is it small size that I can carry with me.


Specializes in nursing education. 2 Articles; 1,406 Posts

If there is a pocket clinical companion to your textbook, that might be the wisest choice as content and emphasis may differ among texts. We use Ignativicius and Workman text and it has a nice companion volume, which is pocket size and has great pertinent information.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,558 Posts

Yes, it runs 4.25 inches wide, by a little under 7.5 inches high and is slightly over 1 inch thick. I keep it in my clinical grab-and-go-bag. It does fit in my scrub pockets, but it has some weight to it.


Valcorie34, ADN, BSN

Specializes in Skilled Rehab Nursing/med surg. Has 6 years experience. 155 Posts

I would wait until your in the med surg unit before you buy something if you are just getting started. Buying something pocket sized for clinical sounds great until you realize that with a drug book, stethoscope, brain pen, hand sanitizer, notes ect... you run out of pockets. lol A few of my classmates found that the publisher of our textbooks mad a companion book that outlines the basic diagnosis and nursing interventions and critical actions. It worked well for them. it didn't really do me any good. My style of taking notes out of the book worked better for me. So if your just starting your first year, maybe scope it out when you hit med/surg first. Good luck!


191 Posts

Look on Amazon for Med-Surg Notes...its a little spiral bound book with lots of great info and assessment reminders that fits in your pants pocket. Also don't bring quite so much stuff to clinical. All I brought was my pen, stethoscope, pocket book for whatever clinical we were in and a small composition book for taking patient info notes for care plans.