Looking for some useful medical apps for clinicals to use on your iPhone / Blackberry / Android / Windows Phone?
Below are some great apps (including links for at least the iPhone version) that will definitely come in handy and will help you in so many aspects! Some of these are free while others cost just a little but are well worth their fee!
Medical Apps (with iTunes Links):
Medscape – WebMD – THE #1 DOWNLOADED FREE MEDICAL APP IN 2010! Medscape from WebMD is the LARGEST, MOST COMPREHENSIVE, FREE medical app available for healthcare professionals (available free for iPhone, iPod touch & iPad).
Epocrates – Epocrates – Epocrates is the #1 mobile drug reference resource used by healthcare providers at the point of care. Trusted for accurate content and innovative offerings, physicians choose Epocrates 3 to 1 as their point of care drug reference of choice.
Skyscape Medical Resources – Skyscape – The Skyscape Medical Resources app is used by more than 1 million healthcare professionals (HCPs) to access the medical resources they know and trust at the point of care. This valuable decision-support tool helps physicians, nurses, students and other HCPs find the right answers, right away.
Calculate by QxMD – QxMD is a medical calculator that gives you easy access to complicated medical formulas, scores, scales and classifications.
USMLE World App – This app will allow you to do UWorld / USMLE World questions on your iPhone or iPad!
ECG Rhythms – Anesoft Corporation – Learning and reviewing electrocardiograms with “Ecg Rhythms” is better and more fun than a book because the electrocardiogram waveforms sweep across the screen of your iPhone just as they do on a real ECG monitor. The dynamic nature of the moving waveforms simulates the clinical environment and forces you to identify the rhythms quickly. A standardized approach to rhythm recognition is reinforced as you try to rapidly identify the all the ECG rhythms necessary for ACLS.
There are two ways to use the program. The app can randomly select and display over 80 ECG waveforms and you must try to identify it from the list of rhythms. The number of correct answers will be tallied. Built-in help is available to assist you to identify difficult waveforms. The app can also display specific examples that you select from the list of rhythms. Most rhythms have several examples. Built-in tutorials explain how to recognize the selected rhythm for each example.
The Merck Manual – Professional Edition – Agile Partners – The Merck Manual – Professional Edition has an easy-to-use interface for finding the right information quickly, wherever and whenever you need it (a Wi-Fi/Internet connection is not needed to access the content of the app). The app does not require visiting another website for registration, subscription or software downloads. The Merck Manual – Professional Edition is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and takes full advantage of the large iPad screen for displaying medical images, charts and figures.
Pedi Safe – ICU, OR, ED Medications – iAnesthesia LLC – An advanced airway management and cardiac resuscitation app for the pediatric patient. In an emergency, healthcare providers can quickly identify a patient’s weight or Broselow color, and then Pedi Safe displays all appropriate weight based dosing, equipment sizes, and normal vital signs. Pedi Safe is an excellent reference during an emergency or code situation. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare providers who care for pediatric patients will appreciate how Pedi Safe simplifies the medication delivery system.
Lange Q&A: USMLE Step 2 CK – Modality Inc. – Prepare for your boards and in-service exams efficiently and thoroughly with this app from the best-selling Lange Q&A series, brought to you by Modality, the premier developer of digital learning, assessment, training and reference applications for Apple handheld devices, and McGraw-Hill Professional. Over 1,100 USMLE Step 2 CK-style practice questions and answers that focus on what you most need to know in order to pass the exam. Detailed explanations for every question and answer choice, elaborating on why each is correct or incorrect. Questions cover all subjects on the Step 2 CK exam and have been written and reviewed by top medical school faculty and practitioners to ensure they match the style and difficulty level of the exam. Focus on exactly the type and quantity of questions you want to cover at that moment using Modality’s customizable quiz dashboard.
Handbook of High-Risk Obstetrics – JL Software – This brand-new 250-page Handbook is intended for medical students on their core or elective OB rotation, OB residents and fellows, and practitioners in any specialty who care for pregnant women.
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