iPads are becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives and they can be extremely helpful for those in the medical setting. Below are a few medical apps that are available in the iTunes store.
PubMed On Tap Lite: searches PubMed and allows users to save references in a personal library. References can also be emailed or linked to full text depending on institutional affiliation. The free version only allows for 10 results per search, the full version which contains unlimited results is $2.99.
Medscape: contains medical news and the ability to receive critical alerts in specialty areas. Other available content includes prescribing information, CMEs, and evidence based information on diseases, conditions, and procedural videos. Medscape is a free app.
DynaMed: a point of care reference tool that contains over 3,100 evidence based summaries that are updated daily. The app for DynaMed is free with an institutional subscription.
Micromedex: provides access to over 4500 medications that includes information on dosages, interactions, administration, indications, and adverse effects. This app is freely available to anyone.
AirStrip: allows you to monitor your patient anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection. Clinicians can view live streaming patient data including such information as vitals, labs, intakes and outputs, and cardiac imaging. To use the app your healthcare facility must have purchased AirStrip.
AED Trainer: helps to educate health care professionals with the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The trainer features a 3D simulator, random scenarios, and exercises of proper pad placement. The trainer costs $5.99 and is designed to work with AED pads and CPR mannequins.
Not an app but still useful: Echo medical now offers sterile tablet covers designed for use in the OR. The sleeves are available for $125 for a box of 24. http://www.imedicalapps.com/2012/03/sterile-ipad-sleeve-operating-room-exclusive-handson-review/