Eye Emergency Manual

Made for health care providers in Australia to help with triage of eye complaints, but also very useful for all EM physicians. If you click on the “Acute Red Eye” section, there is a fantastic one-page decision tree with all the key differentials you need to manage a patient with an “acute red eye”. The app has a great appendix as well, with a detailed layout of how to use a slit lamp among other things.

Available for iOS (iTunes) and Android (Google Play)


Step by Step Febrile Infant

Another medical app by the prolific physician app developer Dr. Joshua Steinberg. This app is adapted from the validation study by Gomez, Mintegi, and colleagues on management of infants that present with fever. If using this app, it’s critical to understand what the local standard of care is, and to use the recommendations in conjunction with your pediatrics department and your EM department policies. Recently, we did a video review of Step by Step Febrile Infant detailing how to use the app.

Available for iOS (iTunes)


UMEM Pearls

From Maryland’s EM department, a medical pearls app. The app is a sync from Maryland’s venerable UMEM Education Pearls website. A great app that gives periodical medical pearls. You can set it to give notifications when new pearls are released. The read time on the content is short – ranging from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.

Available for iOS (iTunes) and Android (Google Play)


Ottawa Rules

Although the calculators in the Ottawa rules app can be found on MDCALC, I prefer to use The Ottawa Rules app since you get the information straight from the source along with key pictures of anatomy and physiology.

Available for iOS (iTunes) and Android (Google Play)


Making Health Choices

A great app to tell patients to use when they have questions about why a particular test isn’t being done (e.g. why didn’t I get an xray for my lower back pain, even after you explained to them the reasoning). The app is free to use and is from Consumer Reports. The app enables providers to give patients another perspective as to why over-testing is bad.

Available for iOS (iTunes)