on January 13, 2010
I like this pocket guide because its laid out in a very straight-forward way with skills presented in a simple A to Z format. There is no searching forever to find what you're looking for, so it makes it a smart purchase for students in clinical. The content for the skills that are covered is virtually the same as the larger textbook. Because this pocket guide covers the more common day-to-day skills, I recommend forgoing the larger guide and just sticking with this smaller, more portable version for the budget-savvy student, or clinicians looking for a thorough and quick resource. On the downside, the illustrations are small and are only monochromatic.
on March 26, 2010
This book is small enough to keep handy at work. As a new LPN, I refer to it often. It is the skills from the larger Perry and Potter techniques text book but in a condensed version. The only complaint I would have is that the pages are a bit thin and some were stuck together so upon separating them, be very careful not to rip them where the coil bound is. Once I realized this was a problem, I took some time to do this carefully at home when I wasn't rushed for the information.
It helps guide you what to chart and any unexpected outcomes as well.