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The following lists of free resources has been taken from library subject guides and resource lists. e-HLbc has not evaluated any of the following resources.

Please note that several of the listed resources are known to collect and report what their users have been searching. Please consult the privacy policy of any resource before downloading it to your mobile device.

Descriptions of each resource are taken directly from the home page or "about" page of the resource.

 

Free Resources for iPhones and other Apple products

Anatomical Diagrams
Clinical Decision Support
Drug Reference
Eyecare
Flashcards/Games
Guidelines and Decision Making Tools
Medical Calculators
Medical Dictionaries
Mental health
Medical Reference
News and Alerts
Neurology
Obstetrics
Patient Care
Pediatrics
Point of Care Tools
Pronunciations/Translations
Study Guides

 

Free Resources for Android products

Drug Reference
Flashcards/Games
Medical Calculators
Medical Dictionaries
Medical Reference
News and Alerts
Obstetrics

 

Free Resources for Blackberry products

Drug Reference
Medical Calculators
Medical References
Obstetrics

 

Resources for iPhones and other Apple products

The Best Medical iPhone Apps for Doctors and Med Students (From SoftwareAdvice.com Medical)

UBC Health Wiki's list of iPhone apps

Anatomical Diagrams

Muscle Head and Neck System
This app is a high-end learning/reference application covering the muscles of the head and neck.

Clinical Decision Support

Clinical Decision Support ACC Pocket Guidelines
This clinical practice support tool set from the American College of Cardiology Foundation includes the Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography (TTE/TEE) Appropriateness Criteria Tool which provides a list of common uses of echocardiography and a decision support application that helps guide physicians in the ordering of SPECT MPI for the detection and risk assessment of coronary artery disease.

Drug Reference

Epocrates Rx
Free mobile drug and formulary reference.

Skyscape RxDrugs: Dosing Companion
Provides dosing guidelines on thousands of commonly used brand and generic drugs and now includes nearly 400 integrated weight-based drug dosing calculators.

Eyecare

EyeChart
A Snellen Eye Chart is an eye chart used by eye care professionals to measure visual acuity. While the classic Snellen chart is typically placed at 20′ or 6m, pocket-sized versions such as this one can provide useful screens for rough visual acuity.

Flashcards/Games

Diagnose the Disease Game
Race against the clock to diagnose the disease and test your knowledge! This game challenges you to identify diseases as the images are revealed. Physicians, nurses, medical students or others interested in medicine will find this game interactive, educational and fun.

Speed Bones Lite
A must have game if you are tackling anatomy for high school, university or medical school. It is more captivating than flashcards and practice mode allows you to learn specific regions without doing all the previous levels. Review mode lets you replay all the mistakes you’ made in the last game to facilitate learning.

Guidelines and Decision Making Tools

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide
State-of-the-art resource for diagnosing, managing and treating infectious diseases. All handheld, mobile devices are supported including Palm, PocketPC, BlackBerry® and iPhone. Mac and PC compatible.

Johns Hopkins HIV Guide
All handheld, mobile devices are supported including Palm, PocketPC, BlackBerry® and iPhone. Mac and PC compatible.

American College of Cardiology
Multiple cardiac pocket guidelines.

Medical Calculators

StatCoder Medical Calculators
The following free calculators are available from Statcoder:

  • Stat Growth-BP:
    Calculate accurate growth percentiles and Z scores using the latest CDC Growth Charts including the Body Mass Index-for-age charts.
  • Stat Cholesterol:
    This interactive application guides clinicians through the new ATP III cholesterol guidelines released in May 2001. It includes calculation of Framingham MI risk, total heart disease risk, and target LDL levels based on individual risk factors.
  • GRACE ACS Risk
    This beta test program predicts the likelihood of death based on a GRACE risk model. It incorporates the following variables: age; CHF; heart rate; systolic BP; serum creatinine; cardiac arrest at admission; ST-segment deviation; elevated cardiac enzymes. Includes new nomogram for death and death/MI up to 6 months.
  • Stat Cardiac Clearance
    Two step-by-step, side-by-side algorithms guide you through the most recognized guidelines for perioperative cardiovascular evaluation: American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association (2002 Update) and American College of Physicians (1997)
  • Stat Hypertension JNC 7
    The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (May 2003) provides new guidelines for clinicians. This easy-to-use program puts the drug lists and 45 individual clinical topics at your fingertips for rapid reference.
  • Stat A-Fib Stroke Risk
    Calculate the individual 5-year risk of stroke and stroke or death based on a study recently published in JAMA by The Framingham Heart Study.
  • Depression PHQ-9 Score
    The Patient Health Questionnaire contains a brief, 9-item, patient self-report depression assessment specifically developed for use in primary care (PHQ-9). The PHQ-9 has demonstrated usefulness as an assessment tool for the diagnosis of depression in primary care with acceptable reliability, validity, sensitivity, and specificity.
  • Stat Diabetes
    A new consensus algorithm for the management of hyperglycemia in Type 2 DM published in August 2006.
  • ICD-9 Search Tool
    STAT ICD-9 Search 2006 is a freeware database which is identical to the search module of STAT ICD-9 Coder. TealDoc is used to search the official ICD-9 code list by text entry.

MedCalc
A popular free medical calculator.

Medical Dictionaries

Eponyms
Brings a short description of more than 1,600 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing’s sign, Virchow’s node) to your iPhone or iPod touch. A perfect tool to quickly look up the meaning of any eponym.

Medical Reference

MedScape for PDA and iPhone
An authoritative and accessible point of care medical reference. The evidence-based content, updated regularly by more than 8,000 attributed physician or health care provider authors and editors, provides the latest practice guidelines in 38 clinical areas.

iRadiology (Harvard University)
A catalog of radiology cases designed to help medical students and residents improve their plain film, CT, and MRI reading skills.

NeuroMind
An iPhone app that offers neurosurgical differential diagnosis (text & mindmap), clinical scores, and the WHO Safe Surgery checklist.

MSK Radiology Teaching Files – LITE
A free version of Radiopaedia.org’s Radiology Teaching Files

Medical Encyclopedia
This comprehensive and free medical reference is from the University of Maryland Medical Center, one of the nation’s oldest academic medical centers. It contains more than 50,000 pages of in-depth and consumer friendly medical information in both English and Spanish.

Skyscape Medical Resources
A collection of free Medical Information and Decision Support resources for Healthcare Professionals, including Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, Nursing Students, and more.

BLACKBAG Medical Resources
BLACKBAG™ offers medical news, tools, and resources for healthcare professionals across 35+ specialties and therapeutic areas.

Mental health

Mental Illness
Mental Illness is a useful application that discusses the most important topics in mental health. This application is ideal for all medical professionals, medical residents and interns, nurses and medical students.

Psych Drugs
Learn important and useful information about various psychotropic medications such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and anti-anxiety medications. You can use the search box to type a psychotropic medication you are looking for, or you can scroll alphabetically through the list and quickly jump to a letter with an A-Z side panel.

PsychTerms
Contains a rich selection of 1000+ frequently used psychiatric and mental health terms, phrases and definitions — concisely written for quick and easy review. Ideal for all medical and mental health professionals, psychiatric residents, medical students, psychology students, therapists and counselors.

News and Alerts

Medical Radio
A satellite radio channel, by medical professionals, for medical professionals, on XM 160. Access over 5,000 searchable podcasts featuring medical information, conversation and education, or look up programming based on your specialty.

Obstetrics

AirStrip OB
Let's obstetricians monitor patients' statuses, such as baby's heartbeat, remotely. Requires the AirStrip fetal software suite to be installed at the hospital.

Patient Care

Allscripts Remote
Doctors can review a patient's summary while speaking with the patient on the iPhone, quickly access prescription details--including favorites and full medication search--and send up-to-date patient summary information directly to emergency rooms.

Pediatrics

Pediatric Care Online (PCO)
Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and powered by Unbound Medicine, Pediatric Care Online delivers fast, to-the-point guidance on the clinical problems pediatricians face in everyday practice.

Point of Care Tools

Allscripts Remote
Enables providers to remotely control their Allscripts Enterprise EHR or Allscripts Professional EHR from any location. In a matter of seconds, providers can access their practice’s EHR through their Apple® iPhone™, iPod Touch®, BlackBerry®, or Windows Mobile device.

Care360 Mobile
Free mobile interface Care360 Labs & Meds.

Pronunciations/Translations

Anatomy Pronunciations Lite
Plays back audio of the correct pronunciations of many of the anatomy terms you have trouble with. Lite version has 100+ pronunciations. Full version has 700+ pronunciations!

Drug Pronunciations Lite
Simple application that will play back audio of the correct pronunciations of over 200 drugs used in medicine today. Be confident when pronouncing drugs by knowing how to pronounce them properly beforehand.

Study Guides

BoardReview
Busy students can prep for their board exams by reviewing electronic drug information on their iPhone or iPod Touch. nursing students can study electronic nursing review cards to prep for the NCLEX-RN, on their iPhone or iPod Touch so they can test their nursing knowledge anytime, anyplace.

 

Free Resources for Android products

Drug Reference

Epocrates
Offers a free drug reference application—Epocrates Rx—featuring thousands of drug monographs, drug-drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and health plan formularies. Premium applications—Epocrates Essentials Deluxe, Epocrates Essentials, and Epocrates Rx Pro—include additional features such as disease information, alternative meds, billing codes, and more.

Lexicomp
Keep updated with Lexicomp’s trusted clinical knowledge, now at the touch of a button!

Monthly Prescribing Reference
Provides concise prescription and OTC drug information, side effects and interactions for medical professionals.

Flashcards/Games

Speed Anatomy Quiz Free
Speed Anatomy is an addictive game that tests your speed and challenges your knowledge of human anatomy!

Medical Calculators

Calculate by QxMD
Essential tools in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery, Obstetrics, Nephrology, Hematology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Respirology, and more.

Medical Dictionaries

Eponyms
Descriptions for 1700 medical eponyms are available with links to Google and Wikipedia; a clean simple interface organized by categories and based on systems and specialties.

Medical Reference

Medscape
A medical resource most used by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information.

Disease Codes IDC-10
Anytime, anywhere, always have the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) at your fingertips.

Skyscape
Provides free and paid versions of a suite of medical information products:

  • MedAlert (free): News alerts by specialty. Nicely designed reading environment.
  • Archimedes (free): 100+ basic medical calculators.
  • RxDrugs: (free) Standard prescription and OTC drug reference. Extensive information. Includes Canadian specific content.
  • Oulines in clinical medicine: (free) Overviews of diseases, symptoms and signs. Search-able

News and Alerts

Medpage Today
Puts breaking medical news and CME/CE credits at your fingertips, with daily coverage of over 30 specialties and annual coverage of over 60 meetings and symposia.

Obstetrics

Ob (Pregnancy) Wheel
Multi-function pregnancy calculator.

Free Resources for Blackberry Products

Drug Reference

Epocrates
Offers a free drug reference application—Epocrates Rx—featuring thousands of drug monographs, drug-drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and health plan formularies. Premium applications—Epocrates Essentials Deluxe, Epocrates Essentials, and Epocrates Rx Pro—include additional features such as disease information, alternative meds, billing codes, and more.

Monthly Prescribing Reference
MPR provides concise prescription and OTC drug information, side effects and interactions for medical professionals.

Rx Drugs
RxDrugs™ provides comprehensive information on thousands of brands and generics, with interactions (including multi-drug analyzer tool), pill images and over 400 integrated dosing calculators.

Medical Calculators

Calculate by QxMD
Point-of-care tools in the areas of cardiology, internal medicine, nephrology, general practice, hematology, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, oncology, orthopedics, respirology, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery and obstetrics.

Medical Reference

Medscape
A medical resource most used by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information.

Skyscrape Medical Resources
This valuable decision-support tool helps physicians, nurses, students and other HCPs find the right answers, right away. Includes:

  • RxDrugs: Comprehensive information on thousands of brands and generics, with interactions (including multi-drug analyzer tool), pill images and over 400 integrated dosing calculators.
  • Archimedes: Medical calculator with more than 200 interactive tools, organized by specialty.
  • Outlines in Clinical Medicine: Evidence-based clinical information on hundreds of diseases and symptom-related topics, presented in convenient outline format.
  • MedAlert™: In-context and specialty-focused journal summaries, trial results, breaking clinical news, drug alerts and other information.

Obstetrics

Pregnancy Wheel
This simple Pregnancy Wheel allows calculation of pregnancy due date based on LMP (Last Menstrual Period), pregnancy due date based on ultrasound dating, and gestational age based on due date.