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Nursing Resources: Pharmacology

Nursing (and other allied health) students will find the resources in this guide helpful for investigating and/or researching topics and issues in the field of nursing.


Safe Medication Focuses on the safe administration of medication. Also has a printable "My Medicine List" for patients. Created by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
CenterWatch A clearinghouse for information on drug clinical trials and the latest news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Food and Drug Administration Main U.S. agency responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Medical Dosage Calculations - Cheat Sheet Provides formulas for calculating IV flow rats, conversion factors, and a list of commonly used abbreviations and their meanings. Published by For Dummies.
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) A scientific society whose members conduct basic and clinical pharmacological research and work for academia, government, large pharmaceutical companies, small biotech companies, and even non-profit organizations.

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