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Question about Drug Cards

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Hello:

I have never before used drug cards but I am seriously considering starting to use them. What information do you put on the drug card? Trade name, generic name, side effects and normal dosage or more information? Thank you in advance.

Joe

amymina

Specializes in telemetry.

I'll admit I cheated - I bought a already made flash card box at barnes and nobles for drugs. The box even came with some blank cards to add your own if you wanted to.

ziggysgal,RN

Specializes in MedSurg, Clinic, ER. Has 7 years experience.

Pretty much everything from the Drug Guide on a particular medication. :lol2:

Trade Name/Generic (pertinent to the patient)

Class

Functions

Dosage for pt and usual range

Side Effects

Relevant Lab Values

Reason for pt taking it

Assessment/Interventions/Evaluation

I want to say that there is more... but that's all I can recall at this time.

ziggysgal,RN

Specializes in MedSurg, Clinic, ER. Has 7 years experience.

I'll admit I cheated - I bought a already made flash card box at barnes and nobles for drugs. The box even came with some blank cards to add your own if you wanted to.

Can you share the name of this set? I'd like to consider it for my own education.