Nurse's Pocket Drug Guide is an iOS app for the iPhone and iPad that was developed by McGraw-Hilll. There is a $14.99 fee for the app from iTunes at the time of this review. The app is also available for Android mobile devices from the Google Play store and for the Blackberry mobile devices from the Blackberry App World. A description from the iTunes website is noted below.
Up-to-the-minute data on 1,000 of the most commonly prescribed medications – with a strong emphasis on patient safety •Includes branded, generic, and over-the-counter medications •Organized alphabetically by generic drug name •Mechanisms of action •Common usage and dosage •Side effects •Drug interactions •Nursing implications •New drugs •Patient education •Expanded list of natural and herbal agents 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This very useful drug reference will easily fit in your lab coat pocket. The information is accurate and up to date. Due to size constraints, only the most frequently used medications are included in this book. This book retains its value by being revised yearly and maintaining a database of the most current information."--Doody's Review Service Author Profile Judith Barberio PhD, RN, APN, C, ANP, GNP, FNP, SNC is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing. In addition to being the author of the annual Nurse's Pocket Drug Guide, she has conducted research on chronic illness, primary health care in urban settings, pharmacology and pain control, and health policy. She is also President of the Rutgers University School of Nursing Alumni Association. The Drug Guide is powered by the MSDict technology especially enhanced for iOS: •Quick search of terms while you type •Table of contents for fast navigation in the different sections of the title •Hyperlinks between terms and articles •Ability to change the font size in the term definitions •Favorites - you can create your own lists of favorite items and organize them in groups •History of last visited terms and articles •Filters to help you locate the term you are searching for: •Fuzzy filter- used when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word •Keyword-used to locate the instances of a key word within other compound words •Wild card - "?" and "*" replace a letter and group of letters in words •Fast article scrolling •No connection to the Internet required - you can use the dictionary on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without connecting to the Internet and with no additional charges •Daily term feature to help you memorize a term each day