Can anyone recommend good drug cards?

  1. We just started meds today and I am already over writing everything out. We are allowed to use drug cards, and I want to get the best bang for my buck. Suggestions, please!! Thanks!!
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  3. by   javamom
    I use Mosby's drug cards. They've saved my life and time in clinicals :chuckle
  4. by   baseline
    i wrote my own.
  5. by   Gator,SN
    Probably not the answer you were looking for, but I wrote mine myself and it helped me a lot to remember the important things. You can make drug cards on the computer and then print them out. That way you can reuse them over and over.
  6. by   emily_mom
    I also wrote my own, as I retained more than just looking at the card. I did research them, and I didn't find any that were complete, or they lacked something the instructor wanted. Plus, you still have to look up any that aren't included.

    I don't know of anyone in my school that uses them. Two instructors don't allow them.
  7. by   MelRN13
    I used Davis drug cards and wrote my own. By writing out the important info, it helped me retain it more.
  8. by   Jenn_RN
    Did you write them on note cards? I may do that, if it'll help me remember the drug. Thanks!!
  9. by   Nurse2BinNC
    Did you write them on note cards? I may do that, if it'll help me remember the drug. Thanks!!
    We had to write our own, our school would not let us use purchased drug cards. They said we would retain more of the info if we looked the drugs up and wrote them out ourselves. I put mine on Note cards and then bought a index card box and alphatized them so I could use them over and over.
  10. by   javamom
    I bought the drug cards instead of writing mine out b/c we have to do a drug sheet as part of our care plan. This saved me from writing the info twice. I think if I were to only need to write it once, I'd not buy the cards either. But i'm not going to do double duty :chuckle Time is far too precious in nursing school, IMO