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XanEdu FlexEd is an affordable course-in-a-box solution for the series of Open RN textbooks.

Instructors have access to a wealth of materials designed to enhance the high quality, free Open RN series of OER nursing textbooks. Features for instructors include assessments, lecture slides and integrated student communication. Nursing Pharmacology and Nursing Skills are available today, with the other three books inthe series coming in the next 12-months.

Students benefit from an integrated learning experience that includes videos for each lesson, supplemental materials and study aids like flashcards and glossaries. DailyMed is also integrated into the platform - everything in one place for one price.

All FlexEd and Open RN materials are developed by expert instructors, are peer-reviewed, and are aligned to NCLEX.

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Nursing Pharmacology topics covered include:

  • Apply basic pharmacology principles to medication management
  • Examine legal, ethical, social, and cultural issues related to medication administration
  • Antimicrobial drugs
  • Central nervous system drugs
  • Analgesic and musculoskeletal system drugs
  • Nervous system drugs
  • Respiratory system drugs
  • Cardiovascular and renal systems drugs
  • Gastrointestinal system drugs
  • Endocrine system drugs


Nursing Skills topics covered include:

  • Use aseptic technique
  • Perform mathematical calculations related to clinical practice
  • Measure blood pressure and other vital signs
  • Obtain a health history
  • Perform a general survey assessment
  • Perform a head/neck assessment
  • Perform a basic eye/ear assessment
  • Perform a basic neurological assessment
  • Perform a musculoskeletal assessment
  • Perform an integumentary assessment
  • Provide wound care
  • Perform a basic cardiovascular assessment
  • Perform a basic respiratory assessment
  • Manage oxygen therapy
  • Perform tracheostomy care and suctioning procedures (oral, nasal, pharyngeal, and tracheostomy)
  • Perform an abdominal assessment
  • Demonstrate specimen collection procedures
  • Administer medications via the enteral route (oral)
  • Administer medications via topical, transdermal, eye, ear, inhalation, rectal and vaginal routes
  • Maintain enteral tubes (feeding, irrigation, suction, medication administration)
  • Administer medications via the parenteral routes (Intradermal/Subcutaneous/Intramuscular)
  • Manage intravenous therapy
  • Facilitate alternative methods of elimination (urinary and bowel)