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Clinical Tools & Apps

 

SA Health Library Service subscriptions provide access to an extensive range of electronic resources however not all resources provide access to an app available at no cost. In some instances you may decide to purchase an individual subscription.

Anatomical Diagrams

  • 3D4Medical apps: A variety of apps including patient education, Essential Anatomy 5, Muscle System Pro and Heart Pro. iOS/Android. Cost to purchase

Clinical Tools

  • Electronic Preventive Services Selector: Access to the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) from the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality iOS/Android/Blackberry. No Cost
  • Lab Tests Online: Includes test descriptions, screening guides, news and articles on laboratory testing.  iOS/Android. No cost
  • MediCalc: Access to a large selection of medical calculators. iOS/Android.  No cost.

Databases

  • UpToDate: There is no cost involved to install the UpToDate app on a personal device. You can access the SA Health Library Service subscription via SALUS by following the instructions here.
  • VisualDx: Decision making and reference tool including diagnoses and medical images. iOS/Android. No cost for app. Subscription cost to purchase subscription.

Dictionary

Drug Reference

  • DrugDoses: For more than 25 years, Frank Shann’s little booklet has helped physicians all around the world prescribe drugs to children. iOS/Android. Cost involved.
  • Epocrates: Clinical information and decision support tools to enable healthcare professionals to find answers at the point of care. iOS/Android. No cost for app but premium access needed for some features
  • LactMed: Information on breastfeeding and drugs created by the US National Institutes of Health. iOS/Android/Web. No Cost
  • MIMS Mobile: Access to comprehensive medicines information updated monthly. iOS/Android/Blackberry. MIMS is free to download from the App Store and subscription is paid for by SA Health Library Service. See SALUS Apps for details 
  • Opioid Calculator: This opioid equianalgesic calculator is designed for specialist and general medical practitioners as well as for medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain. iOS/Android. No cost.
  • Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy: The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy mobile app includes all the content from the print edition, plus expanded digital-only content, multi-term search functionality, calculators, tables, customizable bookmarks, and more! iOS/Android. Cost involved.

Geriatrics

  • Geriatrics at your fingertips: Provides up to date information on the evaluation and management of diseases and disorders common to the elderly. Published by the American Geriatrics Society. iOS/Android. Cost to purchase

Guidelines

Medical

  • BMJ : Numerous BMJ apps are available covering a variety of medical and healthcare applications including differential diagnosis, student BMJ, doctor's toolbag and best practice decision support for the iPhone. iOS. Some free, with a cost for premium access
  • Cochrane ipad edition :Provides access to monthly issues of the Cochrane Library in full and customised for easy viewing. Only available for ipad. No cost
  • Diagnosaurus : is a quick reference tool to formulate differential diagnoses published by McGraw-Hill. iOS/Android/Blackberry/Palm OS. Either at no cost or small cost to download the app depending on mobile device
  • Docwise :Access to table of contents from medical journals and news sources. iOS. No cost
  • Johns Hopkins Point of Care Information Technology (POC-IT) : ABX, Diabetes and HIV Guides available. iOS/Android/Web. Cost involved. Individual purchase required
  • Medscape by WebMD  :Contains clinical references with thousands of images and videos, as well as drug reference information, drug interaction checker and medical news. iOS/Android/Blackberry/Kindle Fire. No cost
  • Skyscape : A collection of clinical tools including life support information topics and guidelines, drug information, lab tests, medical calculators and medical news. iOS/Android/Blackberry. Cost involved with some free applications
  • StatRef mobile :To access StatRef mobile locate a StatRef resource eg ACP Journal Club and click on My STAT!Ref on the top right and create an Account Login. Click the ‘Temporary Login Account’ tab and then the ‘Activate/Renew’ icon to access the STAT!Ref app. iOS/Android/Blackberry. No cost as part of SA Health Library Service subscription to StatRef

Nursing

  • Lippincott Nursing Advisor : Nursing point of care tool. iOS or Android. Limited clinical content free, subscription required to access full content
  • Nursing Central : Access to information on diseases, tests, and procedures, medicines, a dictionary and nursing journal table of contents. iOS/Android/Blackberry. Cost involved

Radiology

Other

  • iMedicalApps : Reviews of medical apps by health practitioners. Search by name and device type. Platforms covered include Apple, Android and Blackberry
  • Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) : Created by the US National Library of Medicine, WISER  provides a range of information on hazardous substances and responding to emergency hazardous materials incidents. Apple/Android. No cost

Mobile Friendly Web Resources

  • Access Medicine: Access to a range of medical textbooks including Harrison’s Online, Current medical diagnosis and treatment and Hursts the heart. Login in to the website from a SA Health computer. In the top right corner click 'Sign In' and select 'Sign in or Create a Free MyAccess Profile'. Click the 'Create a Free MyAccess Profile' button and create a MyAccess username and password. To use your Access Medicine account from your device sign in with your MyAccess username and password.
  • Australian Medicines Handbook for mobile phones: is a web-based version of AMH for access via a web browser on smart phones with internet access. Note: The SA Health Library Service subscribes to this product
  • ClinicalKey: ClinicalKey is subscribed to by SA Health Libraries. The screen size and format adapts to mobile devices when accessed from one of those devices. Just use your SALUS login as per usual to access
  • PubMed Mobile: Access to over 23 million biomedical science citations