Sudden death may be the first manifestation of disease.
I could definitely list off a few textbooks that are more specific to emergency medicine if that is what you are looking for. Textbooks more specific to nursing are personally a little harder to come up with.
At some point, I will make another full list not of the textbook variety but I will save that for another time.
Would any current nurse or emergency department operator like to help this reader with some good recommendations? Leave a comment here.
On the recommendation of a doctor, I decided to purchase an on-call guide to help me begin thinking clinically about cases. In addition to my triad of medical pocket books, On Call: Principles and Protocols just joined the book club as member number four.
With a growing membership, I better start thinking of ways of increasing pocket sizes or stitching on more pockets on my white coat. Decisions, decisions!
Required Textbooks: 12 Volumes
Recommended Textbooks: 22 Volumes
Estimated Textbook Cost: $2,000.00
I used Medical Physiology: A Cellular and Molecular Approach by Boron and Boulpaep. It is more about relating molecular and cellular biology to physiology and disease so it may not be exactly what you are looking for. Most of all the biochemistry we were taught came straight from our class notes so I did not use much else. Sorry if this is not helpful but I do not have anything else really to recommend.
EDIT: Thanks to both coffee-and-cupcakes and another second year medical student for helping out this reader. They have come up with a few other suggestions:
Thanks again for your replies.
That is a difficult question to answer because the truth is, there is not a book that encompasses everything. Typically, every book is highly specialized with a certain focus. There are of course large reference books with more information but less detail. Without knowing exactly where your interests lie, there could literally be dozens of books I could refer you to.
If you really want some basic textbooks, you cannot go wrong with the following:
Just about everyone in my class has at least the first three books as part of their collection. Bates probably will not be useful for you as it’s a very clinically oriented textbook and requires equipment.