Mosby's Pharmacology Memory NoteCards

Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses


  • JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, President/CEO, Nursing Education Consultants, Chandler, AZ; Nursing Faculty - Online Campus, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, President/CEO, Nursing Education Consultants, Chandler, AZ; Nursing Faculty - Online Campus, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jo Carol Claborn, MS, RN, Nurse Educator, Seymour, Texas
  • Jo Carol Claborn, MS, RN, Nurse Educator, Seymour, Texas
  • Tom Gaglione, MSN, RN, New Life Foundation, Task Force for Children with HIV and Leprosy, Chiangmai, Thailand

Mosby's Pharmacology Memory NoteCards: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses, 3rd Edition is a colorfully illustrated collection of spiral-bound cards that brings together the difficult drugs and topics related to pharmacology into one portable volume. Using a wide variety of learning aids, humor, illustrations, and mnemonics, this valuable tool helps you master pharmacology in class, in clinicals, and in preparation for the NCLEX® examination. Specific topics include: administration, antibiotics/antivirals, anticoagulants, cardiac drugs, CNS drugs, diuretics, endocrine drugs, GI drugs, musculoskeletal drugs, pain drugs, psychiatric drugs, pulmonary drugs, and reproductive/OB drugs. For practicing nurses, these cards provide an always-useful refresher on pharmacology.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09584-6

Table of Contents



  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Calculation
  • Ear Drop Administration
  • Peak and Trough
  • Guide to Drug Overdose
  • Administration of Medications by Inhalation
  • Transdermal Administration of Medication


  • Cephalosporins
  • Tetracyclines
  • Metronidazole (Flagyl)
  • Isoniazide (INH)
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Antiretrovirals
  • Drug Impact on Pregnancies
  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • Penicillin
  • Azithromycin (Zithromax)
  • Aminoglycoside Toxicity


  • Heparin
  • Lovenox (Enoxaprin)
  • Warfarin Sodium (Coumadin)
  • Epoetin Alfa (Procrit)
  • Iron Supplements
  • Thrombolytics
  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)
  • Argatroban


  • Antihypertensives
  • Hypertension ABC
  • Beta Blockers
  • Angiotensin Coverting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Antidysrhythmics
  • Digitalis
  • Lidocaine Toxicity
  • Drugs for Bradycardia and Hypotension
  • Alpha-Adrenergic Antagonist (Alpha-Blockers)
  • Beta-Blocker Actions (Beta-Adrenergic Antagonists)
  • Beta-Adrenergic Antagonist (Beta-Blockers)
  • HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins) (Beta-Adrenergic)


  • Antiepileptic Drugs
  • Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) and Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Promethazine (Phenergan)
  • Midazolam (Versed)


  • Diuretics
  • Spironolactone (Aldactone)


  • Types of Insulin
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Corticosteroids
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Synthroid)
  • Metformin (Glucophage)


  • H2-Blockers
  • Psyllium (Metamucil)
  • Metoclopramide Hydrohloride (Reglan)
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia)
  • Aluminum Hydroxide (Amphojel)
  • Antidiarrheals (Loperamide [Imodium] and Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride [Lomotil])
  • Lactulose
  • Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate (Kayexalate)


  • Atropine Overdose
  • Potassium Chloride (Intravenous and Orally)
  • Salicylate Poisoning
  • Toxic Levels of Lithium, Digoxin, and Theophylline
  • Drug Interactions and Grapefruit
  • Emergency Drugs
  • Cancer Chemotherapy: Adverse Reactions/Precautions
  • Oral Calcium Supplements
  • Beta-Blocking Drugs for Glaucoma: Betaxolol (Betoptic), Timolol (Timoptic), Carteolol (Ocupress)
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): Isoniazid (INH) and Levodopa


  • Etodolac (Lodine)
  • Antigout Agents: Febuxostat (Uloric), Allopruninol (Zyloprim), Probenecid (Benemid)
  • Bisphosphonate Therapy: Alendronate (Fosamax), Risedronate (Actonel), Ibandronate (Boniva)


  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Moderate-to-Strong Opioid Analgesics
  • Narcotic Antagonists: Naloxone (Narcan)
  • Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs, Nonapirin)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin, ASA)
  • Fentanyl


  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Haloperidol (Haldol)
  • Donepezil (Aricept, Aricept ODT)


  • Antihistamines
  • Bronchodilators
  • Advair and Spiriva
  • Antitussives, Expectorants, and Mucolytics

  • Oxytocin (Pitocin)
  • Rho(D) Immune Globulin (RhIG) (RhoGAM)
  • Uterine Relaxants (Tocolytics)
  • Anticholinergic Drugs for Overactive Bladder
  • Oral Contraceptives (Combination)
  • Erectile Dysfunction