Saturday, March 9, 2013

Free Drug Guide

Recently one of my friends introduced me to a great Drug Guide available on the ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) website. The tool is great for finding the information you need to make medication sheets for patient profiles. I have found this tool to be very helpful, especially when I cannot find a medication in my drug book. The website provides all of the information you need to fill out the various components of the medication chart you use in clinicals, including mechanism of action (MOA), category, side effects, contraindications/precautions, and indication/use.

To access the Drug Guide, all you have to do it log on to the ATI website. You should already have a username and password from when you took ATI quizzes in your NURS 200 (Nursing Process Application) class. The "Drug  Guide Term Search" box is located on the right-hand side of the webpage. To search for a specific drug, enter in the generic name of the medication into the search box. This will bring you into a new window where you will be able to scroll through and find the information you need for your profile medication sheets.

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