Pharmacist Resources

Pharmacist Resources

  1. GlobalRPH is something I learned to use as a student for various calculations such as renal function, antibiotic dosing, TPN dosing, ideal body weight, and ANC. There is many more useful calculators on this website. It is also a great reference for lab values, dilutions, compounding, and news updates on pharmacy practice.  I would say this is my most visited free reference for my pharmacy practice. The paid drug references such as UpToDateMicroMedexClinical Pharmacology, and Facts and Comparisons are also my go to peripheral brain.
  2. Board of Pharmacy Specialties is an organization that certifies licensed pharmacists with a specific specialty. You must take a rigorous exam and keep up with continuing education to maintain certification status. Specialties include: ambulatory care, critical care, nuclear, nutrition support, oncology, pediatric, pharmacotherapy, and psychiatric pharmacy.
  3. USP 797 is a standard of practice for sterile compounding intravenous medications for patients. It is backed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations to help reduce infection and deaths.
  4. The New England Journal of Medicine is the hub of new articles and research in healthcare. It is considered the gold standard for health information research for professionals.
  5. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition is an organization that provides guidelines for efficacious nutrition care for patients based on the most recent research data.
  6. ClinCalc is a website that provides evidence based clinical tools and calculators for medical professionals.
  7. Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) – Do Not Crush List. This list is very useful as many questions you will encounter are from nurses asking if they can crush a medication. This list gets updated several times a year.
  8. National Association of State Controlled Substances Authority – Prescription Monitoring: Each state has their own drug prescription monitoring program. The purpose of these program is to reduce diversion and abuse. Each state has different laws and are at different stages of development with regards to their programs. These programs can be used to check if a patient has filled a controlled substance before. The controlled substance will be dependent on the state program.

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