What's a great nursing app to use during clinical rotation?

  1. Hi everyone just wondering whats a great medicine/student nurse app to use on my phone during clinicals instead of bringing a drug guide book and nursing diagnosis book! Thanks :spin:
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the Mobile Computing and Nursing forum
  4. by   Mindls
    we use medscape... it has alot of useful programs.
  5. by   dunitrazzy
    we use nursing central from unbound medicine, it's great :-)
  6. by   jcgrund
    I had nursing central from unbound medicine while in school and been using it everyday at work for more than a year. I really liked that with the subscription you get updated content for a year. Then when my subscription was over, I still got to keep what I already had, just no more updates. I mostly only used the drug guide, though. I'm going to buy something different soon. Probably Skyscape's nursing constellation. It's cheaper.
  7. by   Robublind
    I bought nursing central for $150 right before I started nursing school. I use it on the iphone. The 1st two semesters I mostly used the drug guide and tabers (tabers saved me). The 3rd and 4th semesters I mostly used the disease and disorders, drug guide and tabers. I did not find the labs values very helpful. That being said, Davies is not the best drug guide on the iphone. In my opinion Micromedix is better. I usually flip between Micromedix (which is free) and davies. Micromedix is more concise and I like the layout better. Neither guide does a very good job on fluid compatibility with piggyback and iv pushes. I have yet to find a good app for this.

    I just received an offer to update nursing central for $99. I don't think I will spend the money. Tabers doesn't need to be updated (not every year at least) and micromedix is fine. If I was just starting nursing school, I would just get Tabers for $50 through nursing central and Micromedix for free. You could get tabers on the kindle for $25 ish and use it under the kindle app on the iphone (I haven't tried it but I think it would work). Nursing central' s disease and disorder gives you an idea of whats going on with your patent but its another $50.

    One of the reason I bought nursing central was that all the guides were in one app. After using it for a while, I would prefer to have separate apps. If looking up a drug and a medical term on the same patient its a pain in the butt. If there were two apps I could flip back and forth. Since they are in the same app I have to look up the drug, get out of the drug guide and into tabers to look up the term. Of course I always need to go back to the drug guide because I forgot to check something on the drug...You have to search the drug again. Pain in the butt.
    Sorry for the long post
  8. by   larema
    Epocrates--basic version is free. The version I use has lab tests, drug, diagnosis,treatment, antidotes,med math tools and visual guide (EKG's, CT's, x-rays etc).

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