For decades, medical education has followed a timeworn path — heaps of book learning and lectures, then clinical rotations exposing students to patients. But as technology explodes into patient care (surgeons can preview operations using virtual 3-D images built from a patient’s scans), the gap between medical education and real-world care has “become a chasm,” said Marc Triola, director of N.Y.U. Langone’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education, created in 2013 to address the issue.
Working as a nurse can be extremely challenging at times. Not only are nurses expected to care for multiple patients, they’re expected to perform scheduled procedures and administer medications at precise times. Occasionally, it can feel like staying on top of your responsibilities as a nurse is impossible. For this reason, getting a little help is better for you and ultimately better for your patients as well. Believe it or not, sometimes the best help for nurses comes in the form of a smartphone app.
We’ve pulled together a list of the 10 smartphone apps that every nurse needs to help you narrow your search. We’ve included five medical apps, but also five non-medical apps focused on making your life easier. All apps are available for both iPhone and Android so regardless of your device, you can download whichever (or all!) apps that speak to you.
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that medical facilities strive to offer the most advanced technologies possible. Those developments don’t just apply to machines and techniques, though. Today’s medical professionals are more likely to greet you with an iPad and stylus in hand, rather than a paper folder and pen.
The days of manual note taking, and pencil pushing are consistently being replaced with thousands of diverse apps, nurses can use in every area of their career.
The Pill Identifier App is a searchable database of pill images which includes more than 14,000 Rx/OTC medications found in the U.S. You can search based on imprint, drug name, color and shape. The app requires an internet connection to view the pill images.
IDdx was built for queries. Users can find lists of matching infectious diseases by using the disease search criteria (99 signs & symptoms, 39 epidemiological factors, and 16 regions of the world). The user can see all the symptoms associated with a disease or see all the diseases associated with a symptom.
NurseGrid was founded by RNs, and our mission is to help nurses take control of their work life. We found the amount of time it took to manage our work schedules was exhausting, so we created a better way for all nursing staff.
Pedi-STAT is a rapid reference for RNs, paramedics, physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for pediatric patients in the emergency or critical care environment.
Our medically accurate, male and female anatomical content is packed with over 100,000 words of learning content, clinical facts and self-assessment quizzes, so now you really do have the entire human body in the palm of your hand.
In addition to laying out the ACLS algorithms, this app has such helpful information as the rule of 9s for burns, chest X-ray interpretation and 12-lead EKG interpretation. This will come in handy for any nurse who is working in the ICU or other critical care area.
Test your knowledge of medical-surgical nursing. More than 1,000 questions let you study anytime, anywhere. It's easy to build your own quizzes, analyze your strengths and weaknesses, and create new quizzes designed to improve your performance.
Point-of-care digital solutions including drug reference, educational and clincal apps, and interactive information services.
Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (90 languages).
Harriet Lane Handbook is the irreplaceable source of practical pediatric information with a renowned drug formulary, treatment recommendations, immunization schedules, and therapeutic guidelines specific to children.
The Johns Hopkins POC-IT Guides are evidence-based clinical decision resources. Trusted content in the ABX, Diabetes, and HIV Guides is easily accessed, promptly applied, and frequently updated.
Available only on the iTunes App Store, Instant ECG is a must have iPhone App for any health care professional!
We all need help remembering the vast amount of information that comes at us in nursing school and on the job. One of the easiest ways to remember is with mnemonics that help to jog your memory. This app lists all the common aides to studying in a simple format.
palmEM is an excellent, rapid point-of-care reference perfectly designed for the time crunch of the emergency department. Its succinct design works well with either the iPhone or iPad, and users needn’t be torn choosing between either well-optimized versions.
All nurses can access vital information and save precious time twenty-four hours a day, because PEPID is available all ways as PDA software; online, local wireless, and broadband mobile wireless service.
Skyscape trusted resources are a fully-integrated solution that leverages our SmartLink™ functionality. So busy nurses can "link-like-they-think" among hundreds of different nursing and medical resources - from dictionaries and clinical and drug guides to drug interaction analyzers and lab interpretations manuals.