10 Essential Apps For Nurses

August 7, 2017

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Stephanie Goraczkowski

31643807_l.jpgIn the age of technology, there truly is an app for everything... and that includes helpful resources for nurses. Whether you need to check symptoms or stay organized at your job, check out these 10 apps for nurses that can help keep all the information you need only a touch screen away.

 

Pill Identifier by Drugs.com

Search over 24,000 prescriptions and pills by color, shape, strength, and more. The Pro edition allows you to install over 10,000 images and search additional information, like NDC Codes, coating, clarity, and repackaging.

Cost: $0.99

Other apps like it: Pocket Pharmacist, iPharmacy, my CME

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PediSTAT

A great, quick resource for treating pediatric patients. Gain knowledge on airway interventions, cardiac resuscitation, seizure med doses, hypoglycemia treatment, and other age-specific vital sign information.

Cost: $4.99

Other apps like it: PEPID®, WikEM, MD on Call 

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Human Anatomy Atlas

Perfect for anatomy study and used by professionals and students alike. Includes body systems, microanatomy, disease definitions, medical terminology descriptions, quizzes, and more. The newer 2017 edition includes 3D models, MRI and CT scans, cadaver images, and physiology animations.

Cost: $24.99

Other apps like it: Essential Skeleton 4, Essential Anatomy 5, Pocket Anatomy 

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Nurse's Pocket Guide

A great guide to help you make accurate nursing diagnoses and care plans. All diagnoses include a definition, related factors, characteristics, actions, interventions, NIC/NOC classifications, and guidelines for documentation.

Cost: Free

Other apps like it: Skyscape Medical Library, Nursing Clinical Mastery, Jones & Bartlett's Nurse's Drug Handbook

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Med Page Today

Daily clinical and policy coverage of over 30 specialties, breaking medical news, and references make this app a must-have for relevant information and staying up to date in the field. 

Cost: Free

Other apps like it: Medscape, Medical News Online, Offline Medical Wikipedia

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Diseases Dictionary

A medical disease resource with detailed descriptions, terminologies, symptoms, treatments, and medication side effects with possible interactions. This app is a handy pocket guide for nurses in the field to reference in emergiencies.

Cost: Free

Other apps like it: Drugs Dictionary - Best Drugs & Medical Dictionary, Yomi's Medical Dictionary, Smart Medical Reference

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Heart Pro III
 
A medical disease resource with detailed descriptions, terminologies, symptoms, treatments, and medication side effects with possible interactions. This app is a handy pocket guide for nurses in the field to reference in emergencies. 

Cost: Free

Other apps like it: Drugs Dictionary - Best Drugs & Medical Dictionary, Yomi's Medical Dictionary, Smart Medical Reference

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Medscape

This is the leading medical resource for all healthcare professionals. This app is all-encompassing with medication and dosage look up, medical news and procedural articles, medical calculators. If you're going to have only one nursing app on your phone, this is the one.

Cost: Free 

Other apps like it: Omnio, Essential Skeleton 4, ASCVD Risk Estimator

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Nursegrid

A calendar, independent of your hospital system, so it works across the board so you can add your shifts, swap shifts with fellow colleagues, see who you work with, color code your work sites, search for jobs, and chat using group and 1:1 messaging. 

Cost: Free

Other apps like it: Medscape CME & Education, Skyscape Medical Library, AHRQ ePSS

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CDC Vaccine Schedule

Get quick access to immunization schedules and recommended vaccines for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. You can also group lists according to age or medical conditions.

Cost: Free

Other apps like it: Epocrates Reference Tools for Healthcare Providers, AHRQ ePSS, American Academy of Family Physicians

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If you're looking for more tech savvy ways to stay up to date, check out these Instagram accounts we think nurses will love. What apps and social media accounts do you use to make your life easier and keep your head in the game?

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