1. SonoSupport: A Clinical Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Reference Tool
Clinical Utility: This is essentially an ultrasound course packed into a medical app. The app is divided into chapter form and is extremely detailed. Not only do you have the typical sections within the app, such as IVC, eFAST, Cardiology, and more — but you have some sections not found in other Ultrasound apps, such as Testicular and Appendicitis. There are sections within this app that aren’t even found in the Pocket Atlas of Emergency Ultrasound app. User Interface: The overall interface can sometimes feel sluggish when going through transitions. When you are within a chapter, there is a great tab that enables you to jump to key sections. This is especially useful when you want to use the app at the point of care.
Based on our initial analysis of the EM ultrasound apps available in the iOS store, we feel this category is still ripe for the addition of other entrants. We feel Ultrasound teaching lends itself well to mobile form due to the ability to use rich multimedia and has potential for point of care use. (1) Witting, Michael D, Brian D Euerle, and Kenneth H Butler. “A comparison of emergency medicine ultrasound training with guidelines of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.” Annals of emergency medicine 34.5 (1999): 604-609. (2) Sheng, Alexander Y et al. “Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma and Abdominal Computed Tomography Utilization in Adult Trauma Patients: Trends over the Last Decade.” Emergency medicine international 2013 (2013).