This is my first semester of med-surge, and I find I'm having a hard time studying the vast amount of information I need to know and making it stick. We always have two or three big topics, and then 5-6 exemplars for each. So for example, one topic we're doing right now is inflammation, and then we also have to learn about specific diseases that fall into that diagnosis, such as ulcerative colitis, crohn's, hepatitis A,B,&C, cholecystitis, etc.
I've made myself color coded study guides, and I read through them all several times daily, but I just feel like I'm having a hard time getting the information to stick! I'll read and then be like....what did I just read?! It's so frustrating! Does anyone have any ideas or tips that helped you to study for med-surge in a way that really helped the information stick?!