When I started making my flashcards I wasn’t sure how to keep track of the medications I was giving, knowing what they were used for and the reactions and things. So I kinda didn’t do anything, but I started to have patients and parents ask me about drugs I was putting up and I didn’t know the answers. I felt so rubbish, and knew as part of our nursing code we should understand why we’re giving each drug! I decided to get a little notebook I could carry around and do it alphabetically. Essentially an address book but I just couldn’t find one I liked. I added stickers down the side every few pages and wrote the alphabet on each one.
I then tried to keep track of all the medications I was administering and wrote them into little pink post it notes on the matching pages. Whenever I get time I research a few of the medications and jot down what they are, what they’re used for and any things I need to remember. I find it so useful to write things down in basic language, rather than all the technical-medical language other places online and in the BNF use.