Pharmacology info

  1. I work in staff development and have been getting more and more new GN's who have failed their state boards. I'm working on remedial education for another one now and her practice tests indicate a weakness in pharmacology. I wondered if you may have some suggestions about a pharmacology resource either online, course, or reference book that may help me guide her. When you are teaching pharmacology do you have students use medication cards or write up their own? Any tips would help. She has failed her boards twice and I hate to see her fail again. Thank you Educators!
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    Triage Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg, , Home health, Education

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  3. by   fgoff
    i always suggested students that had trouble with pharmacology complete their own drug cards....as for as books go pharmacology made easy is a quick study
  4. by   suni
    I try to associate the med catagory: like you lol, atenolol are my blockers and prils are ace inhibitors I in pril I in inhibitors, things like that.
  5. by   vickynurse
    I teach in an ADN program and have found the the Delmar PNCLEX review book has a great chapter reviewing pharm concepts & meds. It is probably available for purchase on line. In fact, I use it in my LPN to RN Bridge program as it is an excellent review.
  6. by   vickynurse
    The number for the Delmar text is: ISBN: 1401804039

    good luck !
  7. by   barb4575
    I think when they have to write their own med cards, they learn them better. I asked that they categorize them by classification in an index box. It is a lot of work for them, but they seem to learn it. I also love the Mosby's Pharmacology Memory Notecards.

    Barbara

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