Tell me how to survive pharmocology.

  1. Any words of widsom?
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  3. by   wonderbee
    If you can learn the drugs, the actions, the side effects and adverse reactions, you should do well. What helped me was to slip the CD that came with the Davis Drug Guide into the computer and selectively printout the desired info about each drug and highlight what the professor touched on from the lecture. Use dividers to put the drugs into categories. Some people make drug cards. That is a similar technique but I think it's more work. There will be a lot of terminology to learn too. Go through your chapters and make a vocabulary and definition list.

    Good luck. I enjoyed pharmacology and did well in the course.
  4. by   shellntx
    It helped me to focus on the class of the drug as opposed to the specific drugs. There are just so many! And the Davis drug guide is a big help! Good luck!
  5. by   gina1982
    In pharm, to help me study, I made concept maps for the drugs. Maybe it might work for you. Give it a try.
  6. by   Catma63
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    If you can learn the drugs, the actions, the side effects and adverse reactions, you should do well. What helped me was to slip the CD that came with the Davis Drug Guide into the computer and selectively printout the desired info about each drug and highlight what the professor touched on from the lecture. Use dividers to put the drugs into categories. Some people make drug cards. That is a similar technique but I think it's more work. There will be a lot of terminology to learn too. Go through your chapters and make a vocabulary and definition list.

    Good luck. I enjoyed pharmacology and did well in the course.
    Omg! Great advice! That's exactly what I did! That cd that comes with Davis Drug Guide is awesome!!
  7. by   purseOnalityRN
    :hatparty: woo hoo! pharmacology!!!

    any who - my best advice to you is to start by studying the drug "classifications".. that will give you a broader knowledge base. then study the "prototype" drug or the most commonly used one... this process has helped me a lot through nursing school.. plus, if you have a study guide to accompany your pharm text, use it!!! i found the exam questions derived from there...
    good luck!
  8. by   Mat Price
    Quote from purseonalityrn
    :hatparty: woo hoo! pharmacology!!!

    any who - my best advice to you is to start by studying the drug "classifications".. that will give you a broader knowledge base. then study the "prototype" drug or the most commonly used one... this process has helped me a lot through nursing school.. plus, if you have a study guide to accompany your pharm text, use it!!! i found the exam questions derived from there...
    good luck!
    i have found that studying my pda davis dg has been awesome it like flash cards!!!! because of the way that the screens rool and menus popup
  9. by   kats
    I haven't taken it yet, but I already bought a textbook for Pharmacology and will be studying it on my own this summer. I figure if I work through it on my own without the stress of grades, then when it does count for grades it won't be all new information. I got the workbook that comes with it too to go through.

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