iPad in HealthCare

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by jes1me, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. jes1me

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    Hey everyone, I would like to hear from those of you in the healthcare field. How are you using your iPad? Which Apps do you find the best?

    To get the ball rolling, I use:

    Wunderlist- for a To Do list. Love the push notifications
    Medscape- Drug interactions, drug info
    Qx Calculate- medical calculators
    NoteShelf- to write on my iPad during meetings/ conferences
    PDF expert- to read/edit/ add comments to PDF files
    iCal- for calendar

    Any favorite apps? Better choices to the above list?
     
  2. jumpman023

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    I use it for multiple things. I use epocrates for general stuff, especially drug interactions, and am still looking for a good anatomy program-for clearer explanations for patients. Just like they say, a pic is worth a thousand words!
     
  3. Marabou Muddler

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    I use:

    Todo for a task list
    Goodreader b/c I can write on PDF files and it opens zip files
    Medscape
    WebMD - I like the quick rx info better than epocrates
    DocsToGo
    Nook and Kindle for iPad for the reference books that are in ebook format
    Penultimate to quickly jot down messages that I have to return right away - I can scribble them w/ my finger
     
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    Yay! So glad I'm seeing a thread like this! We should also include our professions in the medical field.

    My profession: Currently an LPN, working in LTC and going to school for my ADN to become an RN. I hope to at least achieve my BSN.

    My medical apps:
    Skyscape - great drug references and updates and medical calculators
    Micromedex - great drug reference tool
    IV Drugs - for IV drugs (obviously)
    Lexi-Complete - specialized drugs for peds, geriatric, etc. Expensive! Luckily, someone gifted me this app!
    LabTests+
    I also have a drug guide and lab reference guide on my phone as well.

    My school apps:
    All of the above AND
    Papers
    Flashcards
    iFile + Safari Download Manager = great for downloading school files off the website
    ReaddleDocs - read my documents after I download them
    Office To PDF - when I need to convert a ppt to PDF for UPAD
    iStudiez Pro - keep track of due dates
    Dropbox - access my files on my computer
    Pages - if I need to whip up a document
    NurseTabs - Pharmacology - handy reference tool
    NurseTabs - Med/Surg - great for easy access in clinical
    CourseSmart - I bought eTextbooks of just my heaviest books (especially med/surg) so I don't have to lug them around all over
    UPAD - for notes
    AudioMemos - to record lectures

    Those are mine! I'm sure I'll get more...I have an app addiction. My apps take up more space than anything else...
     
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    They have one by McGraw-Hill (I think) called Color Atlas or something like that. It's pricey, but it's like an encyclopedia of the more well-known diseases with full color photos of real people. A friend has it...it's pretty cool but expensive. It's also written in layman's terms - not professional terms - so anyone could read it and understand.
     
  6. Marabou Muddler

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    This website has reviews for medical apps:

    iPad
     
  7. jes1me

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    Thanks MM, I like the website you provided, good reviews on med apps.
     
  8. Lenc

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    All good to know
     
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    I also use my iPad to access our hospital computer system, Cerner. It works reasonably well, sometimes a little slow. Anyone using a EMR on their iPad? Which one and how well does it work?
     
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    Good thread topic. I would like to know dicom viewer or similar to look at imaging and also to manipulate it similar to your hospitals PACS system. I think an ipad would be a great X-ray CT viewer.
     

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