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Pharmacology Basics and Safe Medication Administration - Nursing Flashcards

The Pharmacology Basics and Safe Medication Administration Flashcards allow nursing students to build a strong foundation for learning Pharmacology and performing safe medication administration. Topics include:

  • How drug names work
  • Medication regulation
  • Prescriptions
  • Best practices for safe medication administration
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • IV therapy
  • Blood transfusions

Please Note: These flashcards are intended to be used with our Pharmacology for Nursing Students Flashcards. It does not include specific medication information, but rather the fundamentals of medication administration.

What’s included?

  • Thirty-seven (37) 3” x 5” flashcards plus a cover card. Each card is durable, with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
  • Key concepts highlighted in bold, red font.

Pharmacology Basics & Safe Medication Administration Flashcards Topics

  • How drug names work (chemical, generic, brand).
  • Medication regulation (US drug schedule, drug risk classification in pregnancy).
  • Prescriptions (types, components).
  • Telephone orders (best practices).
  • Error-prone abbreviations.
  • Best practices for safe medication administration.
  • Pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion).
  • Therapeutic Index and Half-life of medications
  • Agonists vs. Antagonists.
  • Best practices for administering medications through different routes of administration (oral, NG/G-tube, sublingual/buccal, transdermal, inhalation therapy, optic, otic, intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous).
  • Preparing injections from an ampule and vial.
  • Insulin administration and mixing insulins.
  • IV therapy (IV insertion, care), and complications (phlebitis, infiltration, extravasation, catheter embolus, air embolus, thrombosis, fluid overload, infection).
  • Blood transfusions (blood type compatibility, types of blood products, best practices for administering blood).
  • Blood transfusion reactions (mild allergic, anaphylactic, febrile, septic, acute hemolytic, circulatory overload).
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) administration and nursing care.

Not included:

  • Specific medications. Actual medications are included in our Pharmacology flashcards. This product, Pharmacology Basics, provides important foundational information on safe medication administration and makes a good companion to our Pharmacology flashcards.
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions for performing skills. These cards focus more on best practices and general information for safe medication administration.

Which Nursing Exams Do These Flashcards Help With?

  • NCLEX and comprehensive predictor exams (e.g., ATI, HESI)
  • Nursing class exams that cover pharmacology concepts and medication administration (e.g., Nursing Fundamentals, Pharmacology, Medical/Surgical Nursing)

Who will level up their learning using These Flashcards?

  • Nursing students
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Respiratory Therapy (RT)
  • Pharmacy Tech

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YK
01/26/2021
Yelena K.
United States United States

So Thankful for Cathy!

I have found Cathy's videos and cards to be extremely helpful and they go hand-in-hand to fully grasp the concept. Everyone that I speak to in my nursing school is a huge admirer of Cathy and has said that her system helps them to both understand and remember nursing material.

AM
12/22/2020
Anita M.
United States United States

Amazing!!

I’ve only had the cards for a couple of weeks, and they have helped tremendously!

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11/08/2020
Paulia N.
United States United States

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Awesome resource to use on your Nursing Journey.

FR
05/14/2022
Frances R.
United States

Worth every penny

They are cute, have memory tricks and are worth every penny ❤️ for nursing school. They are even labeled in categories which make it so much easier.

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03/17/2022
Cherryann R.
United States United States

Satisfied

I am using it for my class, and I read some important details.

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