App Review: eBroselow, LactMed and Med Sketch

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A menu of healthcare apps you can actually put to use. This month EPM looks at eBroselow SafeDose Pro, LactMed and Med Sketch.

Essential App – eBroselow SafeDosePro

When seconds count and dosing is tricky, use eBroselow Safedose to treat pediatric patients during critical situations. Research featured in the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics showed that after app training, critical medications were prepared eight minutes faster and 25% more accurately.

Price: Free (with In-App Purchase) on Google Play and iTunes


Specialty App: LactMed

LactMed is a comprehensive database focused on how medications affect nursing mothers and their babies. This reference tool tells you about drug levels in breast milk, their adverse effects and also suggests alternatives. The app was produced by the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Toxicology Data Nework (TOXNET).

Price: Free on Google Play and iTunes

Professional App – Med Sketch: Anatomy Drawing App

With Med Sketch: Anatomy Drawing App, you can now more easily explain “your L4 vertebra has slipped and is causing central canal stenosis” to a patient using this app, featuring more than 100 high-resolution, annotatable anatomical images. You can even email it to them!


Price: $2.99 on iTunes

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John Dayton is an emergency physician, educator and entrepreneur. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah and former president of Utah ACEP.  John writes about medical innovation and is the founder of, a ‘yelp’ for medical education.  He can be reached on Twitter at @drjohnnyd and via email at

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