We’ll be giving you a handful of apps every month so you can put that computer in your pocket to work, not only when you have a little extra time between patients, but also when you’re at the head of the bed getting ready to intubate.
The Essential App: Medscape
A handy app you can use every day
Easily your one-stop shop for education, bedside reference and refreshing your memory on diseases. Register for free, and you’ll have access to news, disease descriptions, work-ups, decision rules, procedures, medication formularies and even a pill identifier. Good for the med student reviewing cardiac work-up basics all the way to the seasoned attending trying to figure out what tests to order for that once-in-a-blue-moon porphyria exacerbation. Available for both iOS and Google Play.
The Specialized App: EMRashes
You may not need it every shift, but when you do, you’ll be happy to have it.
The app takes the guesswork out of most rashes. Select a rash type, go through the algorithm and get a narrowed differential with treatment tips. This app was designed by two emergency physicians, Dr. Heather Murphy-Lavoie from New Orleans and Dr. David Kammer from Raleigh. It is available only for iOS, for $4.99.
The Educational App: Read by QxMD
This download will help you brush up and stay sharp.
Free for both iOS and Google Play, this is a smartphone and web-based app that can help you search millions of articles and create a personalized, digital medical journal to stay up with the science and your favorite topics. You can also use Read to share articles via social media.