MCW Libraries provides training and support for these mobile applications. Please feel free to contact the MCW Libraries with questions or additional app suggestions at LibraryTW@mcw.libanswers.com or by calling (414) 955-8302.
AHQR ePSS 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.
AIDSinfo offers treatment recommendations approved by expert panels for the treatment of adult, adolescent, pediatric, and perinatal HIV infection, as well as the prevention and treatment of HIV-related opportunistic infections in adults, adolescents, and children.
Download the app for Android and iOS devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Access information from ClinicalKey through their mobile app, including books, journals, videos and images produced by Elsevier.
When would I use this app? You are looking for background information from textbooks or your would like to view a video on a certain procedure.
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.
Use LactMed to find information about drugs/supplements and breastfeeding. This app is updated monthly and is produced by the National Library of Medicine.
Download the app for Android and iOS devices.
When would I use this app? Your patient is wondering if the medication she currently takes is safe to use while breastfeeding.
When would I use this app? A child care worker has been diagnosed with pertussis. A parent has called about her 2 year old who was exposed at the day care. Is there a recommendation for chemoprophylaxis?
Shots Immunizations is a point of care tool that provides vaccine and vaccination information about routine vaccines. The schedules are displayed in an easy-to-read chart. Each vaccine is covered in sections on the basics, special indications, catch-up, side effects, contraindications, precautions, and contents with additional sections on epidemiologic information about each disease.
When would I use this app? Your patient, who is 62 years old and is currently being treated for cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, tells you she has been seeing those ads about the shingles shot and wonders if she should get one.
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.
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 hisotry, and recent activities, you can use the differential builder to find a relevant diagnosis.