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Davis Pharmacology Flash Cards

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  • UniversityKeiser University
  • CoursePharmacology


Teaching and learning pharmacology is a large
undertaking. Memorization of drugs as single entities is almost impossible, even for those of us with
wonderful recall. After years of trial and error, I
decided that grouping the drugs in classes would
be the best method of instruction to promote
student recall. Pharm Phlash! is the happy result of
this type of instruction.
Pharm Phlash! is a tried and true method of
pharmacology instruction. Students learn to
take clues from both the generic and trade
names. When I ask students “What kind of drug
ends with ‘olol,’ ‘ilol,’ or ‘alol,’ they can tell me
quickly that these are beta-adrenergic blockers.
As a pharmacology instructor, this is music to
my ears. I hope you will experience the same
I recommend that students practice their
knowledge by reinforcing quizzes and tests. I have
written 8 quizzes and 2 tests that can be accessed
on the DavisPlus website.
Medications are grouped in systems, and then
into pharmacologic groups with similar action.
There is a table of contents for general access and
a full index alphabetized that will direct you by
generic, brand name, and Canadian brand names
( ). The cards are designed with the drug names
on the front with their body system and basic use.
On the back of the cards you will find
1. Therapeutic/Pharmacologic class (these
are always listed in this order)
2. Indications for use of the drug
3. Action of the drug
4. Adverse Reactions/Side Effects detailing
all reactions but important information
will appear in bold, red type
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5. Keep in Mind section that includes client
6. Make the Connection area where information crucial to safe medication information
is listed. Again extremely important information is in bold, red type. Laboratory and
vital sign parameters are listed here, along
with nursing implications and evaluative
7. Possible nursing diagnoses are listed to help
with care planning activities.
8. Other applications for the drugs are listed
as a cross-referencing tool.
This learning system is not meant to replace
a complete drug reference book or pharmacology text. It is meant as a tool to mentally group
and learn common drugs. Students who employ
this system will “make the connection” and
learn their medications, laboratory values that
are important for safe administration, and vital
sign parameters. Best of luck to all.
Valerie I. Leek, MSN, RNC-NIC, CMSRN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Cumberland County College


Gastrointestinal System Drugs, Cards 1–27
Electrolyte Modifiers, Cards 1–5
Gastric Mucosa Protectors, Cards 6–10
Antidiarrheals, Cards 11–13
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Card 14
Laxatives/Bowel Preps/Antiflatulents, Cards 15–21
Antiemetics, Cards 22-26
Appetite Stimulants, Card 27
Endocrine System Drugs, Cards 28–50
Insulin—Very Rapid-Acting, Card 28
Insulin—Rapid-Acting, Card 29
Insulin—Slow-Acting, Card 30
Insulin—Basal Agents, Card 31
Antidiabetic Agents, Cards 32–39
Pancreatics, Card 40
Thyroid, Cards 41–43
Adrenal, Cards 44–45
Pituitary Drugs, Cards 46–49
Gonadal, Card 50
Urologic System Drugs, Cards 51–63
Affecting Urination, Cards 51–52
Diuretics, Cards 53–55
Men’s Health, Cards 56–58
Dialysis/Renal Failure, Cards 59–63
Immune System Drugs, Cards 64–94
Anti-Inflammatory and DiseaseModulating Agents, Cards 64–76
Anti-Infectives, Cards 77–94
Musculoskeletal System Drugs, Cards 95–99
Muscle Relaxants, Cards 95–96
Myasthenia Gravis, Card 97
Osteoporosis, Cards 98–99
Central Nervous System Drugs, Cards 100–151
Analgesics, Cards 100–106
Opioid Reversal Agents, Card 107
Anesthetics and Sleep Inducers, Cards 108–115


 Davis Pharmacology Flash Cards

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