Obtain a current copy of the PDR and a medical dictionary from your school, nursing unit, or clinic. Use them

Obtain a current copy of the PDR and a medical dictionary from your school, nursing unit, or clinic. Use them to answer the questions that follow.
You may want to do the next activity as a collaborative learning activity. Each student should gather all drug information from a different drug reference; then students meet collaboratively and compare and contrast information.
You have an order to give Mrs. Lopez her daily Cardizem and to provide her with the education necessary for her to begin taking this medication at home. Consulting the various drug reference sources available to you, compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of these resources; discuss clinical situations for which each source might be the best one to consult.


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