I was doing a little bit of photo spring cleaning and stumbled upon all of these whiteboard notes that nursing colleagues and I worked on🙄
These were for Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I and II. So basically we learned disease processes on a specific system and medications that treat them. The first semester focused mainly on the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and immune system and pain mechanisms. The second semester focused more on GI system, nervous system, integumentary system, urinary system, and diabetes.
We had WEEKLY exams for both semesters for this class and lemme tell you, this was probably one of the most brutal classes I have ever taken in my entire life. But I've come to appreciate the weekly exams and our professor was a legit god-send from above. She pushed us every single week but everything we learned in class prepared us for clinical. It's crazy to think that back in September, I did not know 99% of the things written in this board despite being exposed to medications everyday. And now, I see medications on TV commercials everyday and this class has me thinking about the meds' side/adverse effects, action, route, and patient education for med administration! 😂😂
For those of you taking pathopharm now or in the future, I PROMISE YOU IT GETS BETTER. You will see these medications and while you will forget some of them, there will be ones that you are expected to know not only for whatever state boards you're going to take (NCLEX for nurses) but in your future practice and, trust me, those meds will stand out!! Any questions, comments or concerns or want tips about pathophysiology or pharmacology and how to study for these exams? Shoot me a message and I'll try my best to offer what I know!
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