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iMedicalApps: Best Medical Apps for Those in Medicine

Every week, new medical platforms and apps are added to app stores. To save you time, we’ve sorted through them to find the most exciting new ones. Here are this week’s top picks:

SafeLocal app for iOS devices was developed by Johns Hopkins to provide an efficient and safe way to calculate local anesthetic doses. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other medical providers can utilize the app by customizing it for each patient. Using the patient’s weight and comorbidities, the app calculates the maximum safe dose and can even be used during procedures to track how much anesthetic has been given and how much more the patient can safely receive. Complex and non-standard concentrations of anesthetics are included within the calculator’s options. Importantly, multiple anesthetics can be inputted, calculated, and viewed simultaneously.

From the Duke Cardiology program in North Carolina, Duke Heart on the Go offers healthcare professionals a plethora of continuing education options and overviews of recent American College of Cardiology Congresses. Programs for credit can be viewed by category, or organized by popularity or date published. There are also non-certified educational programs, such as highlights from conferences and summits throughout the U.S. New research is analyzed and debated on by Duke staff and invited speakers, with the goal of improving cardiology practice by staying abreast of current research.

The Android app version of the College of Optometrists app provides members with flexible access to core clinical guidance, even offline. Clinical management guidelines are logically organized and include up-to-date clinical images. An optometry-specific formulary is also built into the main menu. Users can add guidance, guidelines, and formulas to their favorites for easy access. Patient videos and clinical adviser contacts are also available.

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