iPad in HealthCare

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

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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?
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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!
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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.
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    This website has reviews for medical apps:

    iPad
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    Thanks MM, I like the website you provided, good reviews on med apps.
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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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    According to the news they use it for the chat program during surgery!!!!
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    i am new at these ipad stuff i want to buy ipad2 and i thought the apps for ipad is the same for iphone but iam shocked that the cracked apps for ipad is very alittle
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    As a pharmacist, I've found many uses for the iPad. I have many useful sites bookmarked with links on my home page ( which are all then placed in a medical folder) including the BNF and Data Sheet Compendium, Patient.co.uk, and the GMC and nurses registration pages to check if someone can legally prescribe something. I love the Medscape app. In addition many of the other apps are very useful to have on hand, such as the dictionary and just having rapid access to the internet at work to check something is brilliant.

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