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Use these step-by-step instructions to install the recommended apps for Transition to Clerkship. The clinical scenario highlighted with each app gives an example of how and when to use the app in clinical setting.
When would I use this app? This app can be used during a patient encounter to help aid in decision making about the risk of heart disease, the benefits and potential harms of using statins, and finding ways to improve health.
BrowZine can be used to access and browse e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface. You can read articles, export article information to a citation manager, and create a customized bookshelf of journals.
When would I use this app? You need a convenient way to keep aware of what is new in the literature.
Learn more about this app, and find journal recommendations from the Clerkship Directors.
Use STAT!Ref to search the full text of books, journals and evidence-based point-of-care resources. Essential Evidence Plus, a point-of-care resource that contains over 13,000 topic summaries, can be searched in the Stat!Ref app. To find Essential Evidence Plus, tap Titles to find this resource.
When would I use this app? In Essential Evidence Plus, find effective treatment options associated with a high level of evidence for a 65 year-old patient who presents with progressive knee pain that is diagnosed as osteoarthritis.
UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical decision support resource.
Please note - To maintain your free app, you will need to log in to your UpToDate account once every 90 days from a computer connected to the MCW, CHW, or Froedtert network.
When would I use this app? You are treating a 5-month old child with fever and ear pain and are looking for treatment recommendations with a high level of evidence associated with them.
*If you already have an UpToDate account, you do NOT need to create another. Users may want to update their e-mail or username by logging in and changing them (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Contact Information or User Name and Password section.
USPSTF Prevention TaskForce is an app designed to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients. Use the tool to search and browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations. Instructions for use.
When would I use this app? A 40 year old, non-smoking patient has made an appointment for his first physical exam in 10 years. Use ePSS to learn about screening recommendations for this patient.
VisualDx is a clinical decision support system that helps clinicians recognize and diagnose visually presenting conditions. VisualDx contains over 32,000 images showing disease variation to solve the most challenging cases.
When would I use this app? A patient presents with a non-healing ulcer on his medial malleolus. Using information about the patient's background, including health, smoking history, and recent activities, you can use the differential builder to find a relevant diagnosis.
App suggestions from the course directors.
Use the Adobe Reader app to read, highlight, and comment on PDFs. Additional features include the ability to turn pictures, documents, and screenshots into a PDF, and you can sync a picture of your signature to your mobile device so you can quickly sign PDFs on the go.
The app is available in Google Play and the App Store.
The Aspirin-Guide app from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, helps clinicians decide which patients are candidates for the use of low-dose aspirin in the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) by balancing the ASCVD benefits against the risk of harm due to gastrointestinal (GI) or other bleeding.
Calculate by QxMD is a clinical calculator and decision support tool.
When would I use this app? A 67-year-old patient with diabetes and a history of stroke was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Warfarin therapy is being considered, however you know this therapy carries a risk of major bleeding complications. Find out the level of risk using the Warfarin Bleeding Risk calculator.
When would I use this app? You want to quickly look up the recommended treatment regimen for an adolescent with chlamydia.
The U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use has recommendations for using specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions.
When would I use this app? You are working with a patient who recently had a baby, is breastfeeding, and would like to start birth control. Use this app to identify contraception options that would be safe for her and her child.
Epocrates has drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and over-the-counter drugs. Modules in this app include an interaction checker, pill identification, guidelines and calculators.
When would I use this app? A patient has a vial of different pills and is unsure of what they are. Use the Pill ID tool to identify them.
The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide is available in the UCentral app. This guide contains information on infectious diseases, drugs, and pathogens written by content experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Access to this app is funded by Froedtert and is limited to Froedtert and MCW affiliated users.
When would I use this app? To find information about drug dosage and adverse reactions, or to discover or confirm a diagnosis with details on pathogens and clinical considerations.
The UCentral app also includes access to Calculators, Grasp and you can search the contents of MEDLINE.
Shots Immunizations App by AAFP and STFM is a point of care tool that provides vaccine and vaccination information about routine vaccines.
Use the app to view 2020 CDC schedules: Adult, Childhood/Adolescent, and Child Catch-up; input patient characteristics (age, conditions, special circumstances) and receive a list of recommended vaccines; access exclusive schedules for combination vaccines: ProQuad, Pediarix-Kinrix, and Pentacel-Quadracel; and read detailed information on each vaccine, including dosing schedules, potential adverse reactions, contraindications, CPT codes, resident education, and more.
Download the standalone Shots Immunizations app on iTunes(itunes.apple.com) or Google Play(play.google.com).