Apps Doctors and Nurses Should Download This Week

Lots of medical apps for doctors, nurses,  providers, and patients get released each week. We’re committed to picking the most useful ones for medical professionals as they come along. Here is our selection of must-download medical apps for Android devices.

And don’t forget to see what we thought were the best medical apps in 2018.

GOLD 2019 Pocket Guide

The GOLD 2019 Pocket Guide offers the ability to access 2019 reports and tools at the bedside. GOLD is an acronym for the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. It is intended for use by physicians, residents, and healthcare professionals who participate in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). The interactive tools include diagnostic assessments, dyspnea scales, and treatment algorithms. Ongoing updates to risk factors, pharmacological management, and other topics enable providers to practice safely and in line with current standards. Additionally, users can bookmark their favorite tools and add notes.

Price: $2.99
Download on Google Play

EKG – SecondLook

Description: The EKG – SecondLook app from the University of Michigan allows students to review and self-test their knowledge of electrocardiograms, or EKGs. The app introduces the basic principles of electrocardiograms and then moves onto more complex pathologies. Arrhythmias, infarctions, hypertrophies, and aberrations are all reviewed. Students are also introduced to the concerns and surrounding common diagnoses of each condition.

Price: $6.99
Download on Google Play

AAOS Code-X Lite 2019

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published this app to expedite coding for surgeons. It includes all orthopaedic CPT (current procedural terminology) codes, ICD-10 (tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) codes, and RVUs (relative value units). Physicians can search by code and by body site. Patient-specific content can be emailed to a user outside of the application; RVU tabulations can also be imported into any spreadsheet. Conveniently, the app will synchronize users’ favorite codes across all devices. Those with information in the 2018 version can export favorites into the 2019 version.

Price: Free
Download on Google Play