This year’s best new medical apps for iPhone & Android cover a lot of territory and surprisingly most are free.
iConcur is a game for anesthesiologists developed by the maker of anesthesia drug Ultiva, mixing questions about anesthesia & random trivia.
If you use Ultiva frequently, this app can help with case planning.
Regional anesthesia iPhone medical app review on anticoagulation guidelines
Gas Guide is a simple anaesthetics reference app most suited to junior doctors in anaesthetic rotations or training.
‘Analgesic’ is a simple app by Skierkowski LLC that could potentially avert errors in opioid conversion. It has a basic layout and is extremely easy to use. There are however several major drawbacks to this app.
A niche product that is tailored for Anesthiologists to practice a required skill.
Safe Dose is a practical and use-friendly app which could reduce medication errors for pediatric therapeutics from Dr. James Broselow
MyAnaesthetic attempts to fill the void with “clear jargon free explanations” of anesthesia techniques. It was developed by UK anaesthesiologists who wanted to improve patient information after they apparently found a lack of clear information on the internet. If you are a patient looking for more information about anesthesia I would suggest you speak with your anaesthesiologist or visit the excellent websites of the American Society for Anesthesiology or the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
10th Hour Anesthesiology Review: A great review app, but overpriced
By: Manoj M. Lalu
A plethora of review apps exist for our colleagues in internal medicine, but in anesthesiology this category of app is just beginning to develop. 10th Hour Anesthesiology Review, an app developed by Dr. Avinish B. Kumar from the University of Iowa, is a pricy but nice addition to this category.