Are you a pharmacy student? If so, your life is going to be a bit of a balancing act for the foreseeable future.
The good news is that there are apps out there to help you do just that! From managing your time more effectively to getting more done in less time, here are some of the best apps for pharmacy students (and pharmacists).
Best Apps For Pharmacy Students
As any pharmacy technician knows, it’s important to have access to critical, up-to-date information on the latest prescription drugs, their interactions, side effects, and uses. Fortunately, pharmacy technician apps can produce this data, so that critical decisions can be made in a safe and informed way. Here is a list of the best pharmacy technician apps for Android and iOS.
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This is a free, informative mobile app for pharmacy technicians. It gives health professionals and pharmacy technician students alike information about drug shortages in an efficient way. The information in the app comes straight from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as well as the FDA, and lists current shortages, resolved shortages, and drugs that are no longer available.
The LexiComp app is an extremely efficient app for pharmacy technician students. It offers comprehensive drug information that’s available at the exact moment it’s required. Includes drug administration information, potential interactions, possible side effects, and contraindications for both pediatric and adult patients.
Epocrates provides up-to-date drug information for pharmacy technicians to refer to when necessary. The app features drug safety information, drug interactions, and insurance information in relation to specific drugs, as well as complex calculations so that the correct dosages can be formulated.
This pharmacy resource app allows pharmacy technicians to search for drugs and products by ingredients or brand name. The app has over 12,000 brand images, as well as 6,000 drug types and 1 million prices! With iPharmacy, you can check out the latest drug trends, shortages, and pricing with ease.
Using this app, you can easily search for drugs using their brand or generic name in order to find out their individual properties and pricing. New drug summaries are added every month, including dosage information, interactions, precautions, strength recommendations, and side effects. You can even filter the drugs by popularity and effectiveness, ensuring that you’re confident about the best ways to treat an illness.
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PHARMACY LAB VALUES
The Pharmacy Lab Values app features over a 150 lab values that are regularly used by medical professionals and pharmacy technicians. The app provides up to date information on drug policies and general pharmaceutical news. Each update is a quick summary rather than extensive text, making it easy to read, and allows you to filter commonly used values by category.Android
This highly detailed app can be used in a variety of ways. It contains the details of over 4,300 Rx and OTC products, which are categorized so that they reflect the corresponding conditions and diseases. There’s a quick search function that allows you to look up a drug by its generic or brand name, and the app includes automatic, real-time updates that give the pharmacy technician everything they need to know about the latest drug news. Furthermore, what really makes this app stand out is its 150 medical calculators, assisting pharmacy technician students with their studies.
THE SKYSCRAPE MEDICAL LIBRARY
The Skyscape Medical Library app features a large library of medical resources for pharmacy technicians. It includes general and specific drug information, calculators to determine dosages, clinical information, algorithms, flowcharts, and 850 medical topics to read about. The app is updated regularly, and is free to download.
Medscape is a comprehensive drug referencing pharmacy technician app. It allows the user to search for specific drugs (with 8,000 brands to choose from), as well as OTC drugs, herbal supplements. and alternative medicines. The Drug Interaction Checker is a built-in feature that can deter mild to severe interactions, ensuring patient safety and accurate recording. There’s also a disease reference feature which contains information about over 4,000 diseases and clinical conditions. These can be cross referenced with the appropriate drugs. The app also contains the latest policies and procedures and medical news.
iTriage is a quick and efficient medical app which allows any pharmacy technician to access vital healthcare information at the click of a button. Reviewed by the Harvard Medical School, all of the app content is precise and up-to-date, with symptom checkers, disease information, and drug policy data.
MICROMEDEX DRUG INFORMATION
Microemedex Drug Information is a highly comprehensive database of drug, disease, and policy information for pharmacy technicians. It includes precautions and contradictions, dosages, latest drug news, and pregnancy and breastfeeding information, as well as a database of thousands of drugs and medical conditions.
Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy technician students can benefit from an efficient app to refer to for those all-important answers. It is now possible to complete dosage calculations, check drug interactions, and keep up with essential pharmacy-related news from your mobile phone and make important pharmaceutical decisions within seconds.
best pharmacist resources
Below is a short list of the top resources for pharmacy. For a listing of all library databases, see the complete A-Z databases list.
AccessPharmacy gives pharmacy students instant access to videos, games, Q&A, and leading pharmacy textbooks that will establish an important foundation for learning, and allows practicing pharmacists to get information instantly about drugs, herbs and supplements, and consult features and editorials concerning the vast array of current pharmacy publications.
AHFS Drug Information (American Hospital Formulary Service)
The mission of AHFS Drug Information® (AHFS DI®) is to provide an evidence-based foundation for safe and effective drug therapy.
USP-NF Password Protected or Requires Individual Account to Access
To access, create an account using your @cuanschutz.edu email. Then, go to USP-NF and login in the upper right corner of the site.
The USP–NF is a combination of two compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). It contains standards for medicines, dosage forms, drug substances, excipients, biologics, compounded preparations, medical devices, dietary supplements, and other therapeutics.
AccessAnesthesiology can help students excel in their clerkship; assist residents in strengthening their skills with instant access to procedural videos, self-assessment, and leading anesthesiology textbooks that will establish a solid base for learning; allow practicing anesthesiologists to reinforce their medical knowledge for recertification; and provide CRNAs with an important foundation in their career.
ChemIDplus contains over 400,000 chemical records. More than 300,000 of those records include chemical structures. ChemIDplus is searchable by Name, Synonym, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula, Classification Code, Locator Code, Structure, and/or Physical properties.
ClinicalKey is a clinical resource from Elsevier that includes journals, books, practice guidelines, patient education, drugs, multimedia, instructional videos of medical of procedures and more. All of the information accessible via MD Consult and First Consult, plus more, is now available in ClinicalKey.
To learn more about using ClinicalKey visit the Resource Center.
Dietary Supplements Labels Database
The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) includes full label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. Learn about the ingredients in over 2,000 supplement brands from this database developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
Drug Information Portal (NLM)
The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies.
When accessing the Portal on a mobile device you will be redirected to the mobile site.
Embase is a highly versatile, multipurpose and up-to-date biomedical database. It covers the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day. Indexes conference abstracts, papers, and summaries, which can be found using the Advanced Search function and specifying the publication type.
To learn more about using Embase visit Embase Video Tutorials and/or Elsevier’s Embase FAQs.
Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) Password Protected or Requires Individual Account to Access
To access, create an account using your @cuanschutz.edu email. Then, go to FCC and login in the upper right corner of the site.
The Food Chemicals Codex is a compendium of internationally recognized standards for determining the purity and quality of food ingredients.
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Online
Online contents of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Originally published in 1958, Harrison’s has become a classic in the field of medicine. Harrison’s outlines normal and abnormal physiology, while focusing on best practices of patient care.
The LactMed database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
Lexicomp Password Protected or Requires Individual Account to Access
Access to Lexicomp is limited to School of Pharmacy students. Please contact Doug Fish (DOUG.FISH@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU) for access instructions.
The world’s leading bibliographic source for biomedical scholarly literature and research. MEDLINE on the Ovid platform offers novice and expert searchers seamless and up-to-the-minute access to over 23 million of the latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,600 biomedicine and life sciences journals in nearly 40 languages (60 languages for older journals).
To learn more about using Ovid databases visit Ovid Online Training.
Merck Index – Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs and Biologicals
The Merck Index has been regarded as an authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.
Merck Index Online
The Merck Index has been regarded as the most authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.
Tools to identify medications, look up drug interactions and compatibilities, and make comparisons.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Natural Medicines is the most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.
A reference library compiled by the American Pharmacists Association that includes exercises, case studies, as well as comprehensive drug information.
Principles of Clinical Research and Design
Principles of Clinical Research and Protocol Design program consists of a series of four courses, which together provide a foundation in the essential elements of well-constructed clinical research protocols and how these elements are applied in clinical trials and observational studies.
A search engine made by biomedical scientists.
STAT!Ref enables users to intuitively cross-search full-text titles, journals, and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources.
Web of Science
The Web of Science platform connects the Web of Science Core Collection to regional citation indexes, patent data, specialized subject indexes, and an index of research data sets, all in all totaling over 33,000 journals, meaning you have the breadth you need to be truly comprehensive in your search.
To learn more about using Web of Science visit the Web of Science Training Portal.
WISER is the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders, a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.
The WebWISER will adapt to your mobile or tablet browser. However, there is also an app available.
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