The Front of the EMS / ED Drug Flashcards

Organized & Easy to Use!

  • 1 – Generic Name: The name for the drug that is assigned by the United States Adopted Name Council (USAN). This name is used in academics, professional journals, and communication between practitioners.
  • 2 – Phonetic Pronunciation of the Generic Name: Students must be able to pronounce the medications for accurate and proper communication.
  • 3 – The First Letter of the Generic Name: Used to organize the cards
  • 4 – Brand Names: The name that is developed and assigned by the company requesting approval. This name identifies the compound as the exclusive property of the company while it is under patent. Once a drug is off patent, it may be sold under more than one brand name.
  • 5 – Drug Class: Identifies the pharmacological class in which the drug belongs.
  • 6 – Dosage Forms: The manner in which drug substances are presented in the marketplace (ie, tablets, capsules, suspension, etc). Identifies drugs that are available in multiple dosage forms.
  • 7 – Mechanism of Action: Identifies the manner in which the drug exerts its action upon the body.
  • 8 – Quick ID Bar: Provides a fast reference for the drug class.
  • 9 – Organ System Icon: Used to organize the cardsIdentifies the organ system the drug acts upon.