Clinical

Easy to read quick reference!

Super small pocket guide that includes expected lab values for specific conditions, interpretation of abnormal labs, algorithms, and diff dx. For some reason, it’s almost impossible to find and sells out fast on Amazon. Keep checking it’s availability and don’t spend more than $30.

A true life saver and wouldn’t go to clinical without it

While most clinicians generally use Lexicomp or Up-to-Date, a computer/internet is not always available on the spot. This resource has EVERY antimicrobial therapy option (per AAP) and specific pediatric dosages.

Bradley et al. (2019). Antimicrobial therapy according to clinical syndromes. In J. S. Bradley & J. D. Nelson (Eds.), 2019 Nelson’s pediatric antimicrobial therapy (25th ed.) (pp. XX-XX). Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics

Beyond helpful for both acute/primary clinical!

BF Pocket Guide PDF

AAP has it for free to download ^ or you can buy it here!

I brought this handy super small spiral-bound book into every well-child visit. It has all the milestones for each specific month/year.

Until you memorize the milestones (or for us acute people), this guide is invaluable for normal pediatric development and anticipatory guidance!

Hagan, J. F., Shaw, J. S., & Duncan, P. M. (Eds.). (2017). Bright futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents [pocket guide] (4th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics

Random Useful Stuff:

A thin spiral that I use as my clipboard

I printed my own reference sheets and pasted them in the back (see below)

I don’t personally use this but have seen many nursing students at work with it. Seems to have helpful pediatric info on it.

Easily transform your adult Littmann into a pediatric one!

I take care of infants through young adults, so I didn’t want to invest in just a peds-only stethoscope. Buy the kit to transform your bell.

Preceptor Gifts:

Struggle with finding the perfect gift to say thanks?
I casually asked about her favorite animal, then found a cute badge holder and made a personalized badge with it. Also found a foldover clipboard that I thought she’d like.

APRN texts for clinical:

*All references are in APA format*
*All textbooks were purchased from Amazon*

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