Presently, there are no guidelines or regulations for medical apps; anyone with adequate programming skills can create an app. Analyze any medical or nursing apps before downloading. Note who was involved in the creation of the app.
Follow instructions for downloading and accessing the app that accompanies the Detroit Mercy subscription.
See instructions for downloading the app that accompanies the Detroit Mercy subscription
Access CINAHL Complete. At the bottom of the homepage is an "iphone and android apps" link. Click the link and enter your email address to receive download instructions, a link, and a download "key".
The EBSCO Mobile App - Quick Start Guide provides instructions for use.
WISER Response: (FREE) Provides accurate information about hazardous substances, emergency resources available, and surrounding environmental conditions in an hazardous material incident.
ACEP Toxicology Section Antidote provides access to dosing regimens for a variety of medications and antidotes used for common poisonings encountered in emergency medicine.
CDC Opioid Guideline: helps providers apply recommendations by including the entire guideline, tools, and resources. Includes a Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) calculator*, summaries of key recommendations, and an interactive motivational interviewing feature to help providers practice effective communications skills and prescribe with confidence.
CDC Vaccine Schedules: provides ACIP recommended immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults.
Epocrates: drug reference application with info on prescription and OTC medications, pill identifier, drug interactions, and several med calculators.
ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus: by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association helps providers and patients estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
MediCalc: Comprehensive "Medical Calculator System™". It performs automatic computation of more than 300 hundred clinical formulas, equations & scores "commonly used" in medical practice.
MedCalX: Tool that enables professionals to easily use complicated medical formulas, scores and classifications. This free version permits access only to a subset of formulas.
Calculate by QxMD: can be used to calculate various clinical scores and indices.
BAM! Dining Decisions: Make smart food choices to stay powered up. Decide which foods give you more energy and powerful muscles and which ones are better to eat only sometimes.
CDC Health IQ: Challenge your Health IQ in this fun and educational health trivia app.
CDC Milestone Tracker: Track a child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
Health IQ: taking short, 5 minute quizzes to assess your level of health knowledge. In addition to the main daily 30 question quiz, you can also take the 500 daily quizzes on a variety of topics
Solve the Outbreak: CDC app that lets you be a Disease Detective, find clues about outbreaks, and make tough decisions about what to do next. A fun peak into epidemiology.
webPOISONCONTROL by Poison Control Centers provides expert help for a possible poisoning by helping users determine if an exposure is dangerous and requires medical attention.
Based on the Critical Appraisal Skills Program templates developed at Oxford, CASP helps with critically appraising EBP literature.
CDC: a great variety of content such as stories, videos, podcasts, journals and blogs with up-to-date health news and information.
DiagnosaurusDDX: Free version. Helps perform differential diagnosis. Search over 1,000 diagnoses by organ system, symptom, or disease, or view all entries. Use “See Related DDx” feature in each entry for alternative diagnoses.
USPSTF Prevention TaskForce Recommendations: Designed by AHRQ to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services (i.e. screening, counseling, medication) that are appropriate for their patients. Use the tool to search and browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on the web or on your PDA or mobile device.
Figure 1: community for medical and nursing professionals to safely share clinical cases and discuss treatment. Contribute your own medical cases in a privacy-conscious way. Available for Android also.
MediBabble Translator: Professional-grade medical interpretation app for healthcare providers;a history-taking and physical exam application designed to improve the safety, efficiency, and quality of care for non-English speaking patients.
Blood Donor by American Red Cross: Find nearby Red Cross blood drives, schedule appointments, earn rewards from premier retailers, follow your blood’s journey from donation through delivery (when possible), and create or join a lifesaving team and track its impact on a national leader board.