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
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)
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.
APRN texts for clinical: