Published Jun 18, 2009
Hi, I am starting a teaching position, as the medical/surgical clinical instructor in the fall. Part of my goal is to make sure the students know their common medications before starting in the hospital. I have a list started but any help would be appreciated.
VickyRN, MSN, DNP, RN
Why not visit the unit, look over the MARS, and pick the 25 most common medications? These you could include in the assignment. Each floor/ unit is different. What is common on one unit may not be seen at all on another floor. This is what I did in creating a similar assignment for my clinical group on a busy rehabilitation unit.
Thanks Vicky, I am setting up a meeting with the nurse director for that floor and I will ask her. Thanks!
Ask her if there are protocols for pneumonia, cardiacs, etc. My hospital is going to quite a few standard treatments protocols, with standard meds for each diagnosis.
Daytonite, BSN, RN
don't know if this is helpful, but drugs.com (http://www.drugs.com/) lists the top 100 drugs by sales on its home page page and rxlist.com (http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp) does a list of top 200 drugs by prescription.
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