iPhone/iPod Touch apps for nurses?

  1. 0 I am starting my first RN job as a new grad on Aug 10 -- the 1st 2 days are "general orientation" for ALL new employees. Word is that large amounts of it will not apply to me, and I've been advised to bring something subtle to kill time. I'll probably bring my iPod Touch which does have a few time-killing apps (Scramble anyone?) on it, but I would love to use the time to brush up on nursing stuff -- A&P, pathophysiology, pharmacology, lab values, etc. Any nurse-y apps I should look for? I will be working on an inpatient hem/onc unit, if that helps.

    Thank you!
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    dreavt has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Hematology/Oncology'. From 'Vermont'; 43 Years Old; Joined Apr '09; Posts: 71; Likes: 19.

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  4. Visit  NeoNurseTX profile page
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    I have a Med Calc one but I've never actually used it at work because most of it doesn't apply to neo.
  5. Visit  sim-sim future nurse profile page
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    You should go to Unboundmedicine.com. They have tons of apps for Blackberry's and iPhones for sale. Check out the Nursing Central app, I bought it and use it all the time at work. It is awesome!!!!!
  6. Visit  chctwqueen profile page
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    Quote from sim-sim future nurse
    You should go to Unboundmedicine.com. They have tons of apps for Blackberry's and iPhones for sale. Check out the Nursing Central app, I bought it and use it all the time at work. It is awesome!!!!!

    Wow, this is good to know. I will let my aunt and sister who are both nurses know about this. Hopefully, I 'll need it soon!
  7. Visit  chctwqueen profile page
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    Quote from dreavt
    I am starting my first RN job as a new grad on Aug 10 -- the 1st 2 days are "general orientation" for ALL new employees. Word is that large amounts of it will not apply to me, and I've been advised to bring something subtle to kill time. I'll probably bring my iPod Touch which does have a few time-killing apps (Scramble anyone?) on it, but I would love to use the time to brush up on nursing stuff -- A&P, pathophysiology, pharmacology, lab values, etc. Any nurse-y apps I should look for? I will be working on an inpatient hem/onc unit, if that helps.

    Thank you!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your first RN job!
  8. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
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    Epocrates, Med Calculator (I have two of them- Mediquations and Medical Calculator), Units (converter), stop watch (already installed), Quick Bones (taking graduate anatomy), Eponyms, DiagnasarausDDx (for NP school), MedCards, and I also use the included calculator at work a lot.
  9. Visit  netglow profile page
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    Congratulations!

    Hey just got a 16GB iTouch a few weeks ago. LOOOOOVE IT. Right away I got the Free version: epocrates, Medcalc, Eponyms. Paid: Davis Drug Guide (excellent). I'm thinking about iAnesthesia LLC and Instant ECG. Check those out! I'd love a disease app. and know epocrates has it, but no way am I gonna pay that kind of cash for the full version.

    Anybody have: pathophys, disease/conditions apps that are really good?
  10. Visit  netglow profile page
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    I'd love to get that grouping. A little too much money for me right now, think it's like $160. If all goes well, next year I'll get the that bundle. I do have a great pathophys book, will lug it around a while longer!
  11. Visit  prmenrs profile page
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    Don't forget to to save the receipts on any app you use @ work--tax deductable!!!

    If you're in MCH, look for an app called "Jaundice"--it's my fave!
  12. Visit  juliewoo profile page
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    I just downloaded a free app to my iPod touch the other day called "MedScape." I haven't had a chance to play around with it that much, but I liked that it had a tool for finding drug interactions.
  13. Visit  netglow profile page
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    Got iAnesthesia's "Instant ECG", cost $4.99 at iTunes yesterday. Pretty cool. Has a tutorial to analyze/learn how to read, cardiac diagrams, and show's rhythms across screen live. WAY COOL. I did read that it might be lacking some tricky little rhythms but I can learn from this, and seems that it will be updated! Go check it out!
  14. Visit  dreavt profile page
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    Thanks so much, everyone! I will definitely check out all your suggestions. 'Course I love the freebies (if I don't like 'em, delete 'em), but a fully-featured, not *too* expensive app or two would be nice. ECGs are a weak area of mine, that is very intriguing...

    And thanks for the job congrats too -- I am anxious of course, but mostly very excited, and feeling VERY grateful that I was able to land a job in my chosen speciality in this job market!
  15. Visit  ⚕annanonymous⚕ profile page
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    Definitely Epocrates. If you're in the med room, I still think it's usually faster to just look in a med book though.

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