As a nursing instructor I have struggled with how to get my students to get and retain the info they need on meds, without spending hours and hours on med cards they don't remember, nor gain much utility from. I wanted a simple book and this book meets that need only a little. It's a simplistic book, with key highlights on the meds, but it's missing important information like side effects. Plus, frankly the editorial layout of the book seems very poorly thought out. I don't h know who the editor was but the font is incredily small, leaving huge spaces around the text. There's an annoying footer that takes of a significant amount of space on every single page. Their are some pages that are completely blank except for one single bullet point--certainly there was a way to include that on the other page prior. There is one author listed yet early on there's page listing three authors. Frankly, the authors don't seem to have any significant credentials. Not even a BSN is listed for the main author. There's apparently an RN/Pharmacist, working on his CRNA for second author-quite strange. In my decades in heatlh care I have never come across an RN/pharmacist. This book has potential. It's very, very low prices seems to reflect the quality and usefulness.
This is an easy to follow book with the most important drugs in it. I love the layout, it has a drug on each page and is absolutely awesome! So easy to understand and memorize! Does not create an overload of drugs all at once.
I purchased the 140 Must Know Meds, 76 Cheat Sheets and the Assessment book. I was disappointed when reviewing the items as it really does make a difference for certain things to be in color. In particular when assessing a patient and looking at the different stages of pressure ulcers etc. Also you really cant see certain things either due to the font or the way it was printed...
Meds are not organized by classification or the organ system, so it really isnt very helpful. Similar meds should be grouped together by classification or at least by the system that they are used for (respiratory meds, cardiac meds, etc). There is no structure to the book at all
I bought the audible version as i have a commute into school of over an hour. I was excited as i have listened to the NRSNG pod cast frequently and appreciate what they do. The problem with the audible version is the reader, the pronunciations of the drugs are terrible. After listening to the initial trade name they give for the drug and having no idea of what they are talking about, the brand name will give me incite and i can figure it out, but the more i listen the worse the pronunciations get i feel. I've worked in emergency medicine for 4 years now and just he way the reader pronunciates Amiodarone is ridiculous.
I really like the layout of this book and how it breaks down all of the drugs so simply and in an easy to understand manner. The reason I didn't give the book 5 stars is because of the numerous amounts of typos that are present in the book. I'm not even through the C's and have found 4 that could have easily been caught by spell check. It makes me cautious with the credibility of the book. But it seems good so far.
Information was sparse! I was not expecting all that was in the drug guide but was hoping for something that I could use to help pass my med admin class!! Nope! Layout and print is ok but I would rather have more information and a lousy layout! Overall disappointed. Plus I need to make 50 med card and this only had 18 of the ones I needed! Like the concept but it didnt deliver for me.