Just looking at this new Meds Guide I bought at Barnes and Steal-All-My-Money and, after leafing through it, thought to myself, "Oh-My-God, what have I gotten myself into?"
Anyhoo, trying to get a jump on the fearsome Pharmacology class I know will be rearing its ugly head in the second semester, I was wondering, which medications would you recommend (as an LVN) that I should "Know By Heart" so-to-speak...
(There appears to be a trillion of them in this thing...
May 11, '07
Quote from pagandeva2000
What I suggest is that you purchase Delmar's Comprehensive Study Guide for NCLEX-PN. They have a wonderful chapter in pharmacology that breaks down the drugs by classifications as well as common suffixes, such as 'prils' are the ACE inhibitors, the 'olols' are beta-blockers, 'prazoles' are for ulcers and GERD, 'nafils' are for impotence (such as sildenafil-viagra). They will list the basic common side effects. Also, purchase 'Basic Pharmacology for Nurses' by Bruce Clayton...a wonderful textbook that breaks down the drugs in easy to read and understand format. Another one is (I think) "Introduction to CLinical Pharmacology" by Mary Edmunds...this one in particular is part of a series of books called the "LPN Threads". If you start early, before you start school, you will be at a major advantage. For the boards, you can also consider "Helen Feuer Nursing Review". Type the name in your browser and the web site should pop up. They sell CD lectures for RN, LPN and pharmacology...the stuff is nothing less than phenomenal!!! I had a poor instructor for pharmacology and nutrition, forcing me to attend a pharmacology lecture with these people. It was well worth it. The one for the drugs is about $80, I think. Good luck!
Thanks, Deva. I'll add those to my mounting collection!
I think I'm on Amazon
.com's Christmas Card list already! Any day now they're going to bump me up to Fruit Baskets!
Edit: Cant find "Delmar's Comprehensive Study Guide for NCLEX-PN" listed on Amazon. Do you mean "Delmar's NCLEX-PN Review (Delmar's Nclex-Pn Review) by Judith C. Miller"?
If not, do you have an ISBN for that book?
Last edit by msdobson on May 11, '07