In two days, four new medical apps have appeared in the iTunes App store. You might want to check them out if you own an iPhone or iPod Touch.
1. The Human Body 2
This app will help you understand the basics of different systems:
1. The nervous system
2. Muscle System and parts
3. Some internal organs of the body
4. Skeletal System
5. And basics parts of the brain
Authors promise they will update the app every few months, but so far it doesn’t show much promise. For something much better in the same domain look at the Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards.
MedCalc is a free medical calculator, that gives you easy access to complicated medical formulas and scores. It has been available on mobile platforms for almost a decade, so it leverages years of experience in bringing medical equations to physicians in an easy to use, yet very powerful format.
This app provides quick access to procedural sedation and analgesia information. Imaging if you just meet someone and they were browsing through you iPhone to see what apps you have, and they saw one called Sedation. Ups, this guys is up to no good, I am not going on any more blind dates, ever!
Sedation includes medications, reversal agents, major tranquilizers, preparation, pretreatment, and calculated drug doses for the patient’s actual weight. It also supports kg and lbs. Drug details include doses, pregnancy category, preparation, onset, duration, indications, contraindications, major side-effects, method of use, approximate pharmacy cost, and more.
4. ATP3 Lipids
This app features:
- Patients’ specific cholesterol classifications and goals
- Specific therapeutic recommendations from the ATP III based on cholesterol levels and risk factors
- Details of cholesterol management drugs (dosing, percentage change, side effects, and contraindications)
- Complete Framingham Cardiac Risk calculator, shown automatically when needed
- Fast input via the MediMath interface
- Complete ATP III Quick Desk Reference and full report available within ATP3 Lipids
- Maintains information across program uses