Pocket medicine books vs iPhone? 📚📞 There's one thing no one can argue... and that's the fact that pocket resources can be uber heavy 😒 And when I was on my feet standing through long patient rounds, that weight on my white coat made me look like the hunchback of Norte Dame 👹
What do I carry around now? One thing, my phone, of course.
Yah, I love the good ol' fashioned books that have been used for years. But I'll take my posture over them, thanks! 👌🏼 Some of my fave iPhone apps, for all you medical peops out there:
1. PEPID- drug doses, bullet point, clinical management for any condition you can think of, at your fingertips
2. UpToDate- similar to PEPID but more information and written in paragraph form. Has all your "up to date" doses and how-to's
3. Pedi-STAT- still my fave pediatric app in a pinch! Type in the patients age or weight (if known) and you have pediatric drug doses and management pearls in STAT fashion
4. VisualDx- for all those pesky skin conditions. I'm not a dermatologist but sometimes I play one in the ED... and this app asks me to describe the rash I see, then gives me a differential with photos included
5. TigerText- this is useful if your hospital or group uses this universally. A secure way to text and send pictures to anyone on hospital staff without breaking any rules **Bonus** 6. MyFitnessPal- SO easy to track what I'm putting into my body, and how much I'm physically working, on shift. I love the barcode scan feature to input virtually any food/beverage product you brought for lunch 😉
Now you have my favorite apps, share with your favorite medicine-loving friends, and comment below with your favorite apps!