If you are a nurse or paramedic and also own an iPhone, there are plenty of apps out there that could make your life a lot easier.. There are quite a few apps out there that are specifically directed to you and your profession. There is a wide variety and some of them even allow you to keep up to date not only with your medical team but with your patients needs as well. Understand though, that a lot of the top apps listed here are not free so you will have to pay for them. But if you find any that apply to you and what you do, you will discover that they are well worth the money that you have to pay.
One of the best apps out there is the A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator. A lot of patients with iPhones already have this so, if they have it, stands to reason a nurse should too. It’s an app that makes it extremely easy for you to find out the symptoms of a variety of different diseases and disorders. It also contains a lot of self care help in it as well.
Bio Dictionary is an app that covers most of the biological terms that you need in your every day work. There are a couple of ways that you can search for the terms and there are also explanations of each of the terms. The explanations are audible so you don’t even have to worry about reading them, just look up the term and let the app do the rest.
Epocrates RX is a great program that just happens to be free. This app includes a drug guide, information of formulas as well as different drug interactions. It also has a continual update feature that is also free and it comes not only with drug updates but medical news and updates as well. You also don’t need to have a wireless connection at the time you are using it since most of the information is stored right on your phone.
The iChart is an app that allows you to keep track of your patients and all of their personal medical information. This becomes your own medical assistant for your patients. It will store all of your patient info from their charts and will keep all of their medications and other important notes well organized so it is easy to access.
Lab Test is a lab test database and is broken down into categories such as:
- Blood bank
- Clinical Chemistry,
- Tumor Markers
- Therapeutic Drugs
It will give you information on the different ranges for these tests as well as the importance of the tests given.
Medical Reference is a nice handy medical terminology app that makes it easy for you to find different terms without having to look through a huge medical terminology book.
Nursing Central is an app created by nurses and it is the complete deal for mobile phones. This app includes disease, test and drug information that is needed and used by all nurses.
One final hot app for nurses is called Skyscape Medical Resources. This is a great app that has Outlines in Clinical Medicine, Archimeds and a Medical Calculator, a Drug Dosing Tool and a MedAlert which comes free with your paid download. This is basically an overall app that covers things that a nurse deals with on a daily basis, especially if they work in a hospital.