Drug Cards (Please Help)

  1. For our Drug Cards, we are required to write them in our own words. Simple enough right? Well how do I do that when the drug guide has everything as broken down as I could ever think it to be. Do I just cut off sentences or what?
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  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Is this for your clinical the next day? If that's the case, I always tailored the card towards the pt diagnosis. The book goes into a lot of detail, so just pick out what is a priority to this particular pt...
  4. by   NaomieRN
    Ask your instructor, that is what I would do if I were you.
  5. by   lilmama007
    The cards are for each section we are working. Like right now I'm doing cards for post partum/reproductive health. They aren't for a particular patient at all. It's about the drug in general. My teacher says its the way we will remember the meds. I asked her and she just said "just put it in your own words" I get agitated really quickly when I ask are question and the answer is my question so I just left it at that!
  6. by   Jolie
    I think your teacher is simply asking you to "translate" the medical jargon you find in your drug book into simple words and phrases so that you will clearly understand the information during clinical when you are actually administering the medications.

    For example, if a particular drug has "tinnitus" as a side-effect, write down "ringing in the ears". If you need to monitor for "hypokalemia", write down that you need to monitor for "low potassium levels". That wqy, s/he knows that you truly understand the information.

    Goodluck!

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