Name: Medscape App
Devices: iPhone 3G, 3Gs, 4, 4s, 5, 5s; iPod touch 3rd generation and higher with OS 6.0 or higher
Available from: Apple’s App Store
Type of information:
This app is designed to support clinicians with all of their professional needs, including decision-making support at the point-of-care, medical news and perspectives from thought leaders across medicine.
For: doctors, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information.
- Main pros – Authored and reviewed by a team of 7,700 doctors and pharmacists from leading medical centres to ensure that all content is current, evidence-based, and written in a format designed to support physicians in practice.
- Main cons – Some information will be more applicable to American users than British users, so use with caution.
The Medscape app can be used to look up the most current drug prescribing and safety information. It allows access to 129 medical calculators covering formulas, scales and classifications, and provides reviews of the latest information about 4400 diseases and conditions. It also provides detailed written and video instructions for over 1000 clinical procedures.
The app allows you to search the Medline database for journal articles, and provides updates for the latest news impacting your speciality.
In addition, the app offers accredited Continuing Medical Education courses for professional development.
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