Attention all current nursing students, recent grads, or anyone that still remembers: I have just started the clinical part of my college's nursing program and pharmacology is, of course, one of the toughest courses that I am faced with this semester. We have been assigned to make drug cards for a number of drugs. All the information must fit on one 5 x 8 index card so we must decide what is the most important info. to include about each drug. We must include the drugs action, use, adverse effects, contraindications, nursing interventions, interactions, routes and dosages. My problem is deciding what is the most important to include under nursing interventions. I am using the Davis Drug Guide and it contains a great deal of info that I could include, but I cannot include it all
Does anyone have any advice for a novice nursing student on how I might best decide what interventions to include?