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Im starting my LPN program Jan 22, and i want to get a head start on studying/making flashcards.. I already read the first 3 chapters that i know we'll be starting with, but i was wondering: what are some 'must-know' things that are worth studying now? Obviously there are a million things we will learn and have to know as nursing students, but did anything stand out to you specifically that you may have had a hard time remembering? (other than math). Like, say, specific diseases that you must know, meds, vitamin deficiencies, diet, etc. You know what i mean? Like if u had to make a couple sets of flashcards for the first semester, what would they be on? Thanks! »» and my bad, made this an article on accident, but don't know how to change it..?

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somedaypeds has 1 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics.

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Pharmacology. Drug categories. Things like Ace inhibitors, beta blockers. Pharm questions were numerous on the nclex.

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I would say know fluid/electrolyte balance and acid/base balance frontwards and sideways and diagonal and inside/out. It's been my hardest topic to grasp and has been for my entire class.

Be super familiar with pain meds, heart meds, psych meds.

Become familiar with basic medication calculations. Make flashcards for all the formulas.

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I think you should start with A&P. The basics like what are cells, tissue and organs. The different systems of the body and their function. I my program if you don't pass A&P, which is the first part, you get kicked out. I would focus on that IMO.

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