UGoLong Posted August 15, 2006 Share Posted August 15, 2006 I thought Maxwell's was a welcome addition to my white coat during the clinical year, especially when someone told me to write a discharge summary or something else that I had not done before. All in all, I carried the following: - Tarascon pcoket pharmacopoeia (even though I had a PDA with epocrates) - Maxwell's - Parascon IM and Critical Care Pocketbook - a card with age-based pediatric vital signs - ACLS algorithms - The Practitioner's Pocket Pal The later book was written by Jim Hancock, who is a PA and a paramedic. I made a more detailed 1 page index for it (and the pocket pharmacopoeia) so I could look things up faster. If you have the money, I would buy the full-blown epocrates essentials. I lived in that thing! Besides drugs, you can quickly get information on labs,diseases, drug interactions, and even differentials for symptoms. Most of my preceptors started to count on my having the PDA with me that day. Even with epocrates, the pharmacopoeia has the advantage of quickly showing you all of the drugs in a class. epocrates was better if you had a drug in mind and wanted more info on it. It also only cost $9, so you would not shoot yourself if you forgot to take it out of your scrubs before you pitched them in the laundry bag in the locker room (fortunately I never did). Good luck! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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