Drug cards...

  1. GOD I HATE THESE THINGS!!!! :angryfire It's not that they are hard.. they are just a pain in my A$$!!!!! Does anyone have an easier way of doing them.... i have to write or type mine out... i have choosen to type mine so that i can read it better, and get more info on the card... but good lord i hate these things... i dread them.... well i am off to do some more i have 24 due on Mon... drug cards the story of my life now. :chuckle
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  3. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from ileany11
    GOD I HATE THESE THINGS!!!! :angryfire It's not that they are hard.. they are just a pain in my A$$!!!!! Does anyone have an easier way of doing them.... i have to write or type mine out... i have choosen to type mine so that i can read it better, and get more info on the card... but good lord i hate these things... i dread them.... well i am off to do some more i have 24 due on Mon... drug cards the story of my life now. :chuckle
    A lot of people last semester were copying and pasting off here:

    http://www.nursespdr.com/

    Or purchasing the pre-printed cards and typing off them.
  4. by   CarVsTree
    Quote from ileany11
    GOD I HATE THESE THINGS!!!! :angryfire It's not that they are hard.. they are just a pain in my A$$!!!!! Does anyone have an easier way of doing them.... i have to write or type mine out... i have choosen to type mine so that i can read it better, and get more info on the card... but good lord i hate these things... i dread them.... well i am off to do some more i have 24 due on Mon... drug cards the story of my life now. :chuckle
    Do you have Davis's Drug Guide? It comes with a CD. You can cut/paste from that into Word. I think I'll check out nursespdr.com myself as the other poster advised.
  5. by   gambitlizard
    Quote from suemom2kay
    Do you have Davis's Drug Guide? It comes with a CD. You can cut/paste from that into Word. I think I'll check out nursespdr.com myself as the other poster advised.
    xxxx
  6. by   mitchsmom
    My cards are posted here, along with a bunch of other files:
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/allnursesstudents/

    They are in Word format so they are editable if anyone wants to use them. Why reinvent the wheel?
    Last edit by mitchsmom on Feb 11, '05
  7. by   Curious1alwys
    I really, really, really want to browse the drug cards on this site, but I can't get in!! I registered thru Yahoo, but I cannot click on "files". Can anyone help???



    Quote from mitchsmom
    My cards are posted here, along with a bunch of other files:
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/allnursesstudents/

    They are in Word format so they are editable if anyone wants to use them. Why reinvent the wheel?
  8. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from studentnurse74
    A lot of people last semester were copying and pasting off here:

    http://www.nursespdr.com/

    Or purchasing the pre-printed cards and typing off them.

    You guys can copy/paste?? We were told pretty emphatically that our cards were to be in our own words as much as humanly possible, and that they didn't want to see anything that they could pick out of a Med Deck. Had one clinical instructor give us an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper with the usual requests for information, but worded such that we had to complete a question/answer format. She also wanted us to explain why our patient was on this medication and at this dosage, and whether it was helping or not. Wanted to know if the lab values would be affected or if VS would be affected, why or why not. There was also an accompanying page you needed to write to explain the pathophysiology of the disease in terms that the patient's family could understand--layman's terms. No shortcuts here!

    I then had my next clinical instructor get wind of that system and had us do it for her clinicals, too On the other hand, I learned a WHOLE LOT about the diseases and their treatments!!
  9. by   crb613
    Someone posted this & I saved it. Top 200 drugs w/all the info for drug cards just click on the drug & there it is............http://www.mosbysdrugconsult.com/DrugConsult/Top_200/ I checked it & it works. Good luck
    By the way I have a bunch of drug cards & teaching plans would any of ya'll be interested in sharing with each other??? We could send them to each other & maybe get alot we don't already have. Just a thought pm me if your interested.
    Last edit by crb613 on Aug 12, '05
  10. by   mitchsmom
    Quote from thrashej
    I really, really, really want to browse the drug cards on this site, but I can't get in!! I registered thru Yahoo, but I cannot click on "files". Can anyone help???
    Did you ever get in? You probably have to register with Yahoo, but you also have to join each individual group that you are interested in (click the blue "Join this Group" button on the right hand side of the page at: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/allnursesstudents/). Then the moderator will approve you.
  11. by   mitchsmom
    Quote from crb613
    Someone posted this & I saved it. Top 200 drugs w/all the info for drug cards just click on the drug & there it is............http://www.mosbysdrugconsult.com/DrugConsult/Top_200/ I checked it & it works. Good luck
    By the way I have a bunch of drug cards & teaching plans would any of ya'll be interested in sharing with each other??? We could send them to each other & maybe get alot we don't already have. Just a thought pm me if your interested.
    I have my drug cards and there are a bunch of shared nursing student files at the link I mentioned if you are interested in sharing there. Check it out at:
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/allnursesstudents/
  12. by   lisamc1RN
    A little piece of advice for those who will be doing drug cards, start doing them BEFORE you start your clinicals. I was up until 3 am the other night doing med cards and textbook pictures of my patient's diagnoses. I was so afraid that I would oversleep and miss clinicals after that that I couldnt go to sleep! Aaahhhh! Clinicals after no sleep!!!! Mosby's Top 200 drugs is a good place to start. I have about 50 of them now, but you can bet I'm working on getting them all done now because I do not want another night like I just had! :chuckle
  13. by   krob0729
    Quote from studentnurse74
    A lot of people last semester were copying and pasting off here:

    http://www.nursespdr.com/

    Or purchasing the pre-printed cards and typing off them.
    We bought our drug cards and our instructors let us hand those in. She just put a small red check mark in the corner so that she knew we had already used that one. We had to do 3 for each careplan and had to do different drugs with each one.
  14. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from EastTxLvn
    We bought our drug cards and our instructors let us hand those in. She just put a small red check mark in the corner so that she knew we had already used that one. We had to do 3 for each careplan and had to do different drugs with each one.
    I'm amazed that's ok with your instructors! I realize, in reading through replies on this thread, that it seems common to use the ready-made or pre-printed info on commercial cards. It just seems weird to me at this point, after having each clinical instructor so far (at my school) tell us that if we're just copying from the book, we're not really learning it. And one instructor said that she used to allow students to photocopy ready-made cards to hand in, but she doesn't believe the students were even reading them, so now she has us all do the question/answers specific to the patient(s) we were assigned that day, each day. Anything else gets rejected.

    Is this only happening at my school??

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