Help!!! Drug card?

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    Our lecture on pain (during vital signs) is tomorrow, and on our outline it says that we must prepare a drug card on "a narcotic analgesic, i.e., morphine, meperidine, darvocet-N100, tylenol.

    Now, I have the link to the yahoo group that has all these files, but don't want to print and copy it. Is a drug card just on a piece of paper, and what do I put on it?

    Thanks!

    Janet
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    Most drug books come with a disk. I copy and paste the info directly from the drug book to study my drugs. We do not have policy about drug cards. Drugs are an independent study item we are just responsible to know. If they did not give you any information about these cards I would just copy and paste until someone tells you otherwise. Check all your literature to make sure they did not cover drug cards...


    Good luck, and have fun, dave
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    We are not permitted to copy and paste from any source. I have not bought a drug book that came with a CD-ROM anyway, but that certainly would be nice. We type our drug cards out on a piece of paper. Some also like to write them on index cards. Whatever works best for you. The format we use is the following:
    Name of drug: Generic and brand
    Classification
    Indication: Specific to the patient (why is this patient receiving this drug)
    Adverse reactions and side effects: Usually the most common or life-threatening
    Normal route and dosage
    Assessment: Any nursing action you must take prior, during, or after administration
    Lab test considerations
    Evaluation: How will you know if drug works?

    I hope this helps!
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    Our professor suggested this format;

    Front of card

    Generic name (common brand name)

    Drug class
    therapeutic uses
    mechanisms of action
    side effects
    toxic effects
    antidote (if available to counter toxicity)

    Back of Card

    contraindications
    drug interactions
    nursing interventions, including labs to monitor etc...
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    [QUOTE=NurseMommyof3]Our lecture on pain (during vital signs) is tomorrow, and on our outline it says that we must prepare a drug card on "a narcotic analgesic, i.e., morphine, meperidine, darvocet-N100, tylenol.

    Now, I have the link to the yahoo group that has all these files, but don't want to print and copy it. Is a drug card just on a piece of paper, and what do I put on it?

    You can buy drug cards instead of physically writing them out. I got Med Deck in my first semester and I am not sorry I got them. Some clinical instructors are anal about you having drug cards of every drug your pt is taking. They are not very expensive and major book retailers sell them. BTW, tylenol is not a narcotic analgesic Med Deck is not as good as a real drug book but the cards are handy to take to clinical.
    Lu Ann
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    Some of the students in my class bought the med deck cards, and some didn't. We use F.A. davis drug book which has the cd with it. You can print the sheet on the drug you need and highlite whats supposed to be hilighted. Or you can copy the med deck card. But if you have to do a card by hand, and you use davis, just go to that drug and get the info you need off the sheet. If you dont use davis, here are some sites that may help http://edruginfo.com and www.rxlist.com these may help you.

    Have A Great Day And Be Safe


    Jerry


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