Pharmacology Flash Cards

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    Hi everyone,
    I just finished my first semester of Nursing school. In the Fall, I will have to face Pharmacology and Clinical Nursing I. The class ahead of us told us how incredibly difficult Pharmacology is. Therefore, I would like to use my summer to study ahead and get familiar with the material. I would like to get a flash card set since I study best that way. However, I did some research and the reviews of most of the flash card sets, mentioned that they aren't going into enough detail So, I was wondering if anyone knows a flash card set that really helped with the difficult material in Pharmacology?

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    Hey hon, check this link out, it sounds like it could help you. I remembered coming across it yesterday so when I came across your post just now, I scoured my internet history and found it. There's a LOT of info in this thread. I hope it helps you!

    http://allnurses.com/nursing-student...ds-595483.html
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    That is a great thread that also has flash cards that can be printed out...all of the work is done....they were graciously shared by the member.... ♪♫ in my ♥
    ♪♫ in my ♥

    Attached are 12 Word documents which I made when I took pharmacology. All the information was based on the ATI study guide since that constituted the final exam in our class.

    They are formatted as 3x5 cards and were printed on individual 3x5 cards.

    Have at 'em if you think they'll help... they certainly worked for me.

    Again, they are entirely my own creation based on the information out of the ATI book. I make no promises as to their accuracy (though I rocked pharm so they couldn't be too bad).

    Feedback is welcome.

    Attached Files


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    I honestly think your best bet would be to make your own flash cards. That way, you're putting it into your brain by writing it on your own. What I do is make my own flashcards, and I write everything that's relevant to the drug on it, and then record myself reading the information and listen to it when I drive. That way, it's going in three different ways. Good luck.
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    While I'm obviously partial to my flashcards, I do think that the primary benefit that I derived from them was in their initial creation rather than from the repetitive study of them.

    Even the study was helped by being so familiar with the cards.

    Since you have time, I'd highly recommend you spend time making your own cards... at least for certain kinds of common and critical meds: diuretics, cardiac meds, pressors, and abx (levaquin, cefepime, rocephin, zithromax, flagyl, gentamicin, and vanco will cover 90% of commonly ordered abx).
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    I always make my own. Writing it out helps me retain the information and that way you get the information that you want and can put things in your own words.
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    Thank you all for your helpful inputs. We receive our syllabus always last minute so I won't know where to get the information from until the beginning of August. Does anyone have suggestions on a good textbook that I can use to make my own flash cards?
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    Quote from Lovely86
    Thank you all for your helpful inputs. We receive our syllabus always last minute so I won't know where to get the information from until the beginning of August. Does anyone have suggestions on a good textbook that I can use to make my own flash cards?
    Two books:

    1) Lippincott's Illustrated Review: Pharmacology - This excellent book will provide a concise overview of drug classes, mechanisms, major side effects, indications, etc.

    2) Davis Drug Guide - This will provide you with all the gory details of how to administer, dosages, interactions, etc.

    To save cash, look for older editions... but they're both excellent references and worth buying the latest versions.

    You could also use the info from my cards and then build your own cards from there.
    Last edit by ♪♫ in my ♥ on May 9, '13
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Two books:

    1) Lippincott's Illustrated Review: Pharmacology - This excellent book will provide a concise overview of drug classes, mechanisms, major side effects, indications, etc.

    2) Davis Drug Guide - This will provide you with all the gory details of how to administer, dosages, interactions, etc.

    To save cash, look for older editions... but they're both excellent references and worth buying the latest versions.

    You could also use the info from my cards and then build your own cards from there.
    I credit your cards ALL the time!!!!
    ♪♫ in my ♥ likes this.


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