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