MEDICAL APPS I USE
List inspiration: being on 24hr call. Gone are the days of carrying reference pocketbooks crammed with information in tiny font! My white coat pockets are much lighter now :)
- •EpocratesMedication reference app. You can check for medication interaction, identify pills based on color/shape/markings (ie the loose pill you find in a drawer), and can look up pregnancy/lactation safety. There may be better ones out there, but I've used it for so long and find it very useful.
- •MedCalcAll sorts of formulas and calculators in one handy place! I use the pregnancy wheel and BMI calculator the most.
- •Amion"Am I On" call tonight? I can look up my schedule and who I can call for consults. Even comes with an MD profile and pager/messaging capability. So convenient!
- •CDC ContraceptionA great resource that covers the effectiveness of different contraceptive methods. Especially helpful to double check which type of contraception should be avoided in patients with certain medical problems.
- •ASCCPCervical cancer screening and cervical dysplasia management guidelines from American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. The only app I have ever paid for and totally worth it! The guidelines have so many algorithms and it's nice just to double check my plan. I simply enter in the age, pap and high risk HPV results, colposcopy and biopsy results and it shows me the follow up recommendations. Patients also like seeing how I got to my recommendation.
- •ePSSScreening and Prevention recommendations from the USPSTF Preventive Services Database. Has updated guidelines for pap testing, breast cancer screening, vitamin supplementation, etc. I think everyone should get this app to know what tests they may be due for and how they can prevent certain health problems.
- •ACOG (American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology)The most common question in residency from an attending or senior resident is: "What does ACOG say?" This app has news and opinion pieces I like to read to stay up to date.