Let’s now take a look at the patient feature found on the home screen. On the patient screen there is an “Add” option where you can add name, weight, height, problem, and notes. From this screen you have quick access to the calculator found on the bottom of the screen. In theory this sounds like a fantastic idea – making note of the patient’s problems and progress – however, it is not very practical. The only practical portion is the ability to store the patient’s weight; nonetheless it’s nice to have those options available.
It’s also worth checking out the “Resource” tab on the home screen for great overview charts/tables on various topics, e.g. vasoactive agents, Matthew-Romack Nomogram, paralytics, and sedation.
Who would benefit from the app?
- EM residents and critical care physicians, especially in community ED settings where ED pharmacists might not be as readily available
- Residents rotating through ICU
- dosage calculator
- covers a variety of drips and drugs for various organ systems
- serves its function as a quick reference tool – covers basics without getting too detailed
- can bookmark most frequently used pages
- numerous ways of finding information – system, diagnosis, medication category, medication listing, dosage calculator
- recent update – new/updated content and more appealing design
- not available for Android — for an app that is extremely useful, and has been out since 2013, it’s borderline crazy that EMRA hasn’t provided this for the more than 25% of physicians who have Android devices
- the new update did not improve app navigation
- finding dosage through the medication option is not user friendly
- no password protection for patient profiles
PressorDex does a great job of providing both EM physicians and physicians working with critically ill patients with a minimalistic, quick therapeutic reference to critical illnesses needing prompt attention and a dosage guide to drips/medications not typically used on a daily basis. The app fits the hectic, fast paced flow of an ED with the amount of content given per disease and is not overwhelming. There is room for improvement regarding app navigation and increasing content. The biggest flaw of this app is the lack of availability for physicians who own Android devices, something EMRA should remedy given the usefulness of this application.
- Overall Score
- User Interface
Easy to use but some unnecessary difficulty navigating to dosages.
- Multimedia Usage
Access to tables and graphs under resources, dosage calculator, and ability to create patient profiles and input/save notes.
- Real World Applicability
Would be 5/5, but until the app is available for Android, there is still a huge segment of the real world EM provider population that can’t use it.
- Device Used For Review
- Available for DownloadiPhoneiPad