Great Apps for Great Nurses
It's no surprise that nurses are taking advantage of all the new technology we have today, including apps. Apps are revolutionizing the nursing profession as we know it. This article gives summaries of five of our favorite nursing apps.
Whether you are tech savvy or not, there is no denying that there are many great nursing apps you can download with just the tap of a screen. In fact, nursing apps are revolutionizing the nursing profession as we know it, and below we have listed a few of our favorites:
For Drug Information - Micromedex Drug information
This app is a free resource for nurses to search for specific drug information. Micromedex is perfect for a nurse that is on the go and doesn't have the time to search through a drug book.
This app includes the following features: generic names including selected combination products, common trade names, therapeutic classes, black box warnings, dosages, dose adjustments, indications, administration, monitoring, how supplied, contraindications, precautions, adverse effects, drug interactions, pregnancy categories, breast feeding, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology.
For Clinicals - Epocrates
Have all the information you need during clinicals at the palm of your hand using the Epocrates app! You can use this app to do the following: find providers for consults and referrals, review drug prescribing and safety information, check potentially harmful drug - drug interactions up to 30 drugs at a time, select national and regional healthcare insurance formularies for drug coverage information, identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics, perform dozens of calculations (such as BMI and GFR), and access timely medical news.
Everything Nursing - Nursing Central
This app is perfect for both nurses and students! This app stores information on diseases, tests, drugs, and procedures. This app will have the answer to any technical nursing question you may have! This app is made up of five popular nursing apps such as Davis's Drug Guide, Taber's Medical Dictionary, Davis's Laboratory and Diagnostic Test, Diseases And Disorders, and Medline Journals. Nursing Central is updated frequently to keep you up to date on all the latest nursing information.
For Organization - Evernote
Evernote allows you to take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, and record voice reminders while keeping all of your notes searchable! This app is ideal for nursing students that need help keeping track of tests and assignments as well as busy nurses that want a guide to help them track all of their daily tasks.
For Networking - allnurses.com
Now you can join the conversation even faster with the new allnurses.com app! The app has the same bells and whistles as the website, but it's mobile friendly! allnurses.com is the largest online nursing social networking community with 870K nurses, educations, and students. Get advice and share stories with real nurses!
We shared our favorites, now what are yours? Share with us your favorite nursing apps!Last edit by Joe V on Jan 8, '15
Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,359; Likes: 16,435.2Mar 12, '14 by HappyWife77, ASN, RNThank you! So far my one and only app is AllNurses...but thanks to you guys that is changing!!
Thanks again!💖2Mar 12, '14 by UnaNayeliThe link to register for the iPad Mini pulls up as "page not found." Great article.6Mar 12, '14 by MullyResuscitation! It's a game where you are the ER doc and you get a patient and have to do everything. At the end you get an overall score and it gives you great rational for everything you did and were supposed to do. I love it and I've learned a lot!2Mar 13, '14 by chillnursemicromedix and epocrates are what i use since i can never remember the doses of all the medication unless i write a script for it continuously. also use it to check dosages on med rec forms since half the time they are not filled out correctly by the er nursing staff1Mar 13, '14 by MariachiGood apps. I'm not a fan of Nursing Central though. We use it for nursing school. It does a good basic job, but Tabers, Davis, and some of the other resources can be lacking at times. Plus you need to pay for it. Microdex and Epocrates are good free resources and give you just as much (and sometimes better) info than what one can get on the Nursing Central resources. Medscape is another that I've found useful (and free!).1Mar 13, '14 by prnqday, BSN, RNThanks for the info. I just downloaded a few of the suggested apps.0Mar 18, '14 by realnursealso/LPN, LPNPlease tell me how to rid my ipad of your mobile app. I don't like it.0Mar 18, '14 by Kitesurfing bumQuote from realnursealso/LPNReally? Delete it.Please tell me how to rid my ipad of your mobile app. I don't like it.0Mar 18, '14 by Kitesurfing bumPress and hold the icon until a little "x" appears. Press the "x" then click the home button.