Pharmacy Labs for Technicians

Pharmacy Labs for Technicians

Pharmacy Labs for Technicians teaches students detailed lab procedures and skills using hands-on practice. Included are 32 labs that teach administrative and clinical procedures such as using pharmacy reference texts, filling prescriptions, compounding medications, and preparing sterile intravenous products.

  • Essential background and context with each lab reinforces learning by helping students understand the reasons for protocols.
  • CD packaged with text offers realistic practice using a simulation of the NRx pharmacy management software by QS/1 – the most widely used product on the market.

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Below are the minimum system requirements for using Pharmacy Labs for Technicians:

  • Intel®Pentium® III 1 GHz or faster processor, 512 MB of RAM (recommended: Pentium 4, 2 GHz or faster, 1 GB of RAM)
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista®,  Windows7, or Windows 8
  • 50 MB of free disk space
  • A connected printer to print reports, labels, and student performance results
Mac OS X:
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor; PowerPC® G4, 1 GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X operating system
  • 512 of RAM
  • 50 MB of free disk space
  • A connected printer to print reports, labels, and student performance results

To install the software onto your computer, do the following:

  • Insert the CD
Mac users should then navigate to the CD and select PharmacyLabs.air PC users will observe that the CD will “auto run” and the Application Install dialog box will appear automatically
  • All users will then be asked to install Pharmacy Labs by Paradigm Publishing, Inc.
  • Click “Install”
  • Click “Continue”
  • Wait for the application to install. (If your computer does not have the Adobe Air application, you will be prompted to review and accept the license agreement and then install it by clicking “I agree”)

What is the username and password for the NRx Simulation software?

This login information can be found on page 69 of the text. The username is "Student" and the password is "Training"

The Labels Do Not Print Correctly

The student or instructor cannot significantly alter the printing format of the single-sheet labels that are produced by the NRx simulation CD. The only way to adjust for different label types is to move the margins slightly via the printer command function. However, that action does not significantly alter the label itself. To achieve the goal of completing “the total fill process” per ASHP accreditation, students might find it simplest to print out the single-sheet labels on a full-sheet-sized sticky label. The student would then cut out the label area needed and apply it to the vial or bottle that was filled.

*Note: We do not recommend using custom labels with the NRx Simulation.

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