Purpose of App Review
- How useful is a clinical tool to help with dosage and decision support in critically ill pediatric patients?
Pedi STAT, developed by an emergency physician, is a useful app for physicians, nurses, and paramedics working with acutely ill pediatric patients.
Users can enter the patient’s age, height, weight or Broselow Tape color to view data on critical care drug dosages and life support management.
The app is very intuitive with a small learning curve.
The medications are presented clearly for each type of pediatric emergency, including the drug dosage, ranges when applicable, and any other pertinent information. The user can change the age, weight or height of the patient within each emergency, altering the calculated dosages easily without having to start over.
Pediatric emergencies are arranged into various categories in alphabetic order, including anaphylaxis, burns, Glascow Coma Scale, pain management, and seizures. The app gives rapid results for various emergencies, like endotracheal tube sizes, depth, intubation drug dosages, ventilator settings and sedation for airway interventions.
- Well-designed and solid navigation, which is important when administering critical care to pediatric patients
- Provides appropriate drugs, dosages and interventions for common pediatric emergencies
- No customization
- Steep price for the Android version of the app
- An important tool that provides useful information regarding medical care for pediatric patients
- Very easy to use and presents information in a sequential manner for quick results
- Appropriate and useful for emergency room workers
Device used for review–Samsung Galaxy S3
Rating: (1 to 5 stars) – 4/5
- User Interface – 5/5
- Multimedia usage – 3/5
- Price – 4/5
- Real world applicability – 4/5
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your health care provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or health care provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your health care provider.