Does anyone know of a book like a cliff notes type of book (lol) I can buy to get a head start on Pharmacology? I want to start reviewing this already so that it's not so foreign to me when actual nursing school starts.
In addition to my required text, I'm using Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Pharmacology (3rd Ed.) and Pharmacology For Nursing Care, by Lehne. They are not "cliff notes" books, but are incredibly user friendly and clear-cut. I would recommend them both. Good luck!
http://www.kumc.edu/research/medicin.../cai/menu1.htm - this is an online tutorial on pharmacology from the university of kansas medical center of drugs by their classification or by use in disease. this site was designed to teach students of medicine and pharmacy and has good information. most of the information is organized into several pages of tutorials where you are given drug or drug classification information and then presented with a question to answer before you can move on to the next piece of information.
suggestion: if you've already taken a&p, review the a&p of the various body systems, particularly the cns, liver and the kidney. most drugs are metabolized through the liver and kidney. the cns has so many structures that are affected by different drugs that you really need to know the anatomy of nerves and what goes on at the nerve endings and synapses so you understand what the heck they are talking about when they start in on cholinergics and adrenergics.