Need Help Making a Common Medication Sheet for Students

  1. 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.
    Thanks!
    Lexie
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    Joined: May '09; Posts: 6
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    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in ER

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  3. by   VickyRN
    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.
  4. by   LexieM
    Thanks Vicky, I am setting up a meeting with the nurse director for that floor and I will ask her. Thanks!
  5. by   JBudd
    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.
  6. by   Daytonite
    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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