Mobile apps are transforming medical care. Volumes of information is now available with the touch of a screen. Whether for patient management, decision support, referencing, patient education, consultation, or evening finding an assignment, apps enhance and expedite care at the bedside and beyond. Let’s look at just a few apps that can improve and facilitate your quality of care. Most have a basic free version, with more advanced versions available at a cost.
MPX+ puts the power in travelers’ hands so they can search for jobs anywhere, anytime, at their convenience. MPX+ provides immediate access to all of MedPro’s jobs, alerts to jobs that meet a traveler’s preferences, one-click apply, and real-time status updates, all on an easy-to-navigate interface. A new added feature allows travelers to access their current and past timesheets 24/7. Under the My Journey tab in MPX+, travelers can:
- Get real-time status of their current timesheet, including a payment date
- View quantities and rates for each pay component of each timesheet
- Submit an inquiry with a question(s) on a specific timesheet
- Access all your historical timesheets with annual totals
Apple Store Rating: 5.0 out of 5
Google Play Rating: NONE
Download MPX+ at Google Store: https://lnkd.in/esAmN5MM or iPhone App Store: https://lnkd.in/eUuEJmXt
Proper communication can be a matter of life and death in medical situations. Medibabble downloads with Spanish, while additional languages (French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, German, and Haitian Creole) can also be downloaded for free. The app provides an extensive database of clinical questions organized around standard history-taking approaches and allows users to provide detailed patient instructions. Plus, once you download the app, you don’t need an internet connection, a common issue at some hospitals, emergency rooms, and radiology suites.
Apple Store Rating: 4.3 out of 5
Google Play Rating: Unavailable
Get immediate and vital information on medicines with Drugs.com. The app provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and natural products. From pill identification to checking interactions with other medications, side effects, dosage guides, and more, the Drugs.com app is a great information source for healthcare professionals as well as patients.
Apple Store Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Google Play Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Gahart’s IV Medications Handbook
Gahart’s is a comprehensive IV drug resource containing information on over 400 intravenous drugs. The app has a searchable index and provides age-based dosage information for neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients. Users can review IV medicine information without a WiFi connection, access a general dilution calculator, check for drug interactions and side effects, and more.
Apple Store Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Google Play Rating: 3.8 out of 5
Visual DX is an image-based reference of thousands of pictures depicting various diseases and conditions. Healthcare professionals can use the app to compare the patient’s visible symptoms to images on the app to assist in making a diagnosis. The app is especially useful for recognizing rare or unfamiliar conditions. The app will guide the users through building a differential diagnosis based on the patient’s concerns, or they can use the quick-start differential builder.
Apple Store Rating 4.7 out of 5
Google Play Rating: 3.9 out of 5
Cost: $199 per year
Pedi Stat is explicitly designed for pediatric care. Users can calculate medication dosages, equipment sizes, cardiac arrest algorithms, burn resuscitation guidelines, toxicology guidelines, other decision-making tools, and more. Pedi STAT was named one of the “Best Mobile Apps for Nursing Students” by Nurse.org and one of the “Best Emergency Medicine Apps” by Efficient MD.
Apple Store Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Google Play Rating: 4.4 out of 5