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What's your favorite Iphone app?

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Specializes in LTC, Rehab, CCU, Alzheimers, Med-Surg. Has 3 years experience.

I have seen a lot of docs and nurses lately using their Iphones to look things up (and maybe texting, who knows :lol2: ).

Do you have a favorite app? I have tried to find some nursing related ones, and there don't seem to be many. The only ones I have found are for studying for the NCLEX. If you could make an app, what would you want it to do?

I love my IV drip rate app, and my ATI NCLEX testing app.

I guess it's more of a student nurse app.

annaedRN, RN

Specializes in LTC/hospital, home health (VNA). Has 10 years experience.

I am a home health nurse, and I find Medscape very helpful to look up interactions with their new meds...or those OTC meds, herbs and supplements that the patient never tells the pharmacist or the doc about!

RedhairedNurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Ortho.

I have many spanish translator app... iTranslate is my new favorite

OutlawNurse86, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTAC, Critical Care.

Jibbigo English to Spanish (vice-versa) translator

Epocrates drug reference

ECG Guide

Facebook

Call of Duty World at War: Zombies

(FYI the last two ain't really "nursey" apps):D

nerdtonurse?, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Telemetry.

Skyscape's Nursing Constellation -- Davis Drug guide, IV drug guide, calculators, tons of good stuff!

itsmejuli

Specializes in Home Care.

Angry Birds...for when I just need to take the stress out on those little piggies.

TrixieRN1

Has 2 years experience.

Do the previously mentioned apps work on ATT/Sprint/TMobile/Verizon smart phones? :jester:

azcna

Specializes in LTC, Rehab, CCU, Alzheimers, Med-Surg. Has 3 years experience.

Are there any apps that help with careplans? Lol.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Will move this to the Nursing and Computer Forum.

bekindtokittens

Specializes in Psych..

Medscape is awesome for looking up meds. Better than Epocrates, in my opinion.

I also like my menstrual tracker, also free, so I don't get surprised at work...

OutlawNurse86, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTAC, Critical Care.

Medscape is awesome for looking up meds. Better than Epocrates, in my opinion.

I also like my menstrual tracker, also free, so I don't get surprised at work...

Thank You God for my "Y" chromosome....:D

MaryAnn_RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 15 years experience.

Skyscape, RN Notes, Epocrates, Instant ECG, Medscape, ACLS Sim, ACLS Wiz, ACLS Advisor, Student BMJ (British Medical Journal) BMI Tool, Medcalc, iResus (UK resuscitation council guidelines).

Facebook, Settlers, Tetris, Twitter for break times etc

...and Farmville!

Edited by MaryAnn_RN
forgot Farmville lol

I have both Skyscape and Lexi-comp on my ipod touch and from playing around with both..... I was not impressed with Skyscape at all. Yes its cheaper but alot of the programs they offer on there are not really interactive and cluttered. Many pages are in pdf format and it feels like you have to scroll just to find the right info.

Lexi-comp on the other hand is easier and faster to use. It is also interactive and easier to read. And it seems like they did a good job on the ipod/iphone.

But yeah so far my favorites are Lexi-comp, MedCalc, Lab & Diagnostic Tests, Emergency Medical Spanish Guide, Instant ECG, Physical Exam Essentials, Micromedex (free), Medscape (free) and tetris.

There are alot of nursing apps you can find once you get it jailbreaked and know where to look.

Thanks for the info everyone, i started downloading several of these apps to help me on my lvn nursing career im about to start.

adnrnstudent, ASN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

Micromedex. It's free and great drug lookup source.

Robublind

Specializes in ED. Has 1 years experience.

I second Micromedex, I wish it had everything that is available on the Micromedex on the hospital computer but for free it is a great app. I also use Nursing Central but Davies drug guide is lacking (On micromedex the app breaks down which of the adverse effects that are likely and those that are rare. Davies give them all in one list). I flip back and forth between the two. What I wish I had was a quick and easy way to look up incompatibility of drugs and fluids. Neither app does this as good as Micromedex on the computer does. Epocrates drug reference takes too long to look anything up. I haven't reupped the subscription to Nursing Central and I think when I get a new phone I going to look at Lexi-comp.

BluegrassRN

Has 14 years experience.

Call of Duty World at War: Zombies

Oh crap. I love and hate that this exists.