Emergency medicine physicians are abled with immense knowledge and skill that comes in handy while saving hundreds of lives. But even men of genius require some assistance, and we’ve come up with a list of medical applications that every emergency medicine physician should have. Technology has enabled doctors to connect with their patients better. Today, one can even ask a doctor online about their health condition.
These applications, however ‘not so obvious’ they may be, prove to be exceedingly efficient! You can download them from iOS (iTunes) and Android (Google Play).
The world would be a much easier place to live in if one could have an orthopedic surgeon or specialist tagging along to check on those broken bones and fractures! UK orthopedic surgeon and emergency medicine physicians have introduced a great orthopedic application that makes fracture management much more convenient. Orthoflo helps keep a tab on changes and progressions and assists in better comprehension of surgery and fractures in all.
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Gout Diagnosis Calculator
What a relief it would be if you don’t have to bear the brunt of screaming patients and as you assess their swollen joints! Dr. Joshua Steinberg’s app on Gout Diagnosis helps you base your decisions on a validated study. One of its many perks includes a free download devoid of any prerequisites of registration.
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4.STD Tx Guide by the CDC
CDC apps are a delight for clinicians! And this app specially designed by the CDC for STD treatment is no different. Synchronized to deliver new guidelines as and when they’re updated, it will guide one with antibiotic regimes that can be used in place of PCN.
One of the most proficient apps for emergency physicians, it helps one to work through antidotes and treatment in the absence of pharmacists. All you need to do is punch in the ingested poison to get the antidote you need and contact the local poison control center for further care.
Eye Emergency Manual
This manual is hand-crafted for both the health care providers and the EM Physicians in Australia.It helps them with a plethora of eye-related complaints. For instance, if one clicks the section on ‘Acute Red Eye’, then a detailed description of the complaint, which is covered over in a one-page decision tree appears. This has all the key differentials needed to manage the patient with the said complaint.
Step by Step Febrile Infant
A validation study by Gomez, Mintegi, and colleagues was conducted to better understand the management of infants that presented with fever. The able-minded Dr. Joshua Steinberg used that information to design another one of his useful apps. It’s best to use the recommendations in line with the pediatrics department.
To help remind and notify its users with new pearls that are released regularly by Maryland’s EM department and venerable UMEM Education Pearls website, UMEM Pearls is great for the period and consistent informative content.
Calculators and decision tools based application, Ottawa rules helps generate and provide users with interactive information. Along with the source, the app has listings of physiology and anatomy pictures for more clarity.
Making Healthy Choices
The plight of a patient getting tests done is known to all! Addressing most common patients’ doubts on the tests that are not conducted, this app is peculiar and informative. (Eg: Why didn’t I get an ultrasound done?)
Airway Ex Virtual Surgery Simulator
If you want to test your fiber optic skills and knowledge of anatomy with absolute control of a microscope, check this virtual reality app out. It’s fascinating and helps you practice without any hindrances!
AAEM Flash Facts
Another great education based app targeted at residents preparing for boards. Although he UI may not be ideal, the AAEM app benefits its users with some pretty good content. Flag your flashcards to revise over and over and ace those boards!
A simulation-based app that’s useful for educative purposes, Resuscitation helps prepare for oral boards and guides the inquisitive mind in a way that helps you see through your residency.
To make ultrasounds easier and more comprehensive, SonoSupport helps you refer both, common and rare, ultrasounds. To make ultrasound guidance an informative breeze, it cruises one through nerve blockages and ocular ultrasounds.
An efficient app that helps in the refining of an infectious disease differential. Assisting physicians with disease pathology differentials, all one needs to do is punch in the patient’s test results and details and you have your diagnosis for free.