Nurses are always on the move. Whether you are a student running between classes or a professional running to patient rooms. Nurses are constantly running around. One way nurses are able to stay on top of their game is using their smart phone. Whether you are studying for an exam or cross-referencing a specific drug, mobile apps have provided a variety of functions for nurses. Below you will find the 18 top mobile apps for nurses in 2018. If you are not using these 18 top mobile apps for nurses in 2018, we have provided links for iOS and Android.
18 Top Mobile Apps For Nurses In 2018
1) Diseases Dictionary. Diseases Dictionary is complete offline and FREE app. This app is a great reference for medical disorders and diseases. Learn all information about symptoms, treatments, and medical terminology. Over 27,000 people have used and reviewed this app.
2) Nursing Central. Nursing Central is the leader in providing disease, drug, and test information. This is the complete mobile resource that delivers answers to you anytime, anywhere. Whether you are a student or professional nurse, this app allows you to input symptoms and be served a list of possible conditions.
3) Symptomia. Similar to Nursing Central, Symptomia allows you to input symptoms and learn possible conditions based on those symptoms in 2 taps. Symtomia allows the user to look up more than 50 symptoms and is perfect at bridging the gap between patient and healthcare professional.
4) Nursing Essentials. This is a great app for students and graduate nurses. It is a helpful resource and easy to use. Nursing Essentials is a great resource whether you are studying for specific coursework or just need to brush up on general information. Nursing Essentials also offers books marks, notes sections, and a medical calculator.
5) Nurse’s Pocket Guide. Make accurate diagnoses and develop effective care plans with this comprehensive app. This mobile app includes 440 medical conditions with associated nursing diagnoses. Care plan guides and an index to search allows for quick navigation. Nurse’s Pocket Guide also features NIC and NOC labels for each diagnosis.
6) Nursegrid. Nursegrid is a great app for scheduling and communication. It was developed by nurses to help manage the scheduling process for nurses and nursing departments. Nurses can connect with other nurses within the department. They can see who they are working with, communicate via messaging and request a shift swap. This app has been used by over 200,000 nurses.
7) Black’s Medical Dictionary. When deciding which mobile application to select why not start with one that has been used for more than 100 years? Black’s Medical Dictionary is a quick-and-easy reference resource to keep at your fingertips. This app has the necessities such as over 5,000 definitions. It also has a social media feature allow you to share information with friends.
8) Medscape. Brought to you by WebMD, Medcaspe if not the is one of the most popular free apps for healthcare professionals. Whether you are a nursing student or an experienced professional nurse, this is a must download mobile app. Medscape is an all-inclusive resource that offers drug look-up, a disease and condition reference, medical news, dictionary, and news. Medscape offers other perks such as image collectors, formulary info, procedural articles and a medical calculator.
9) Epocrates. Epocrates offers a tremendous amount of features but it does come with a cost. The app itself is free to download but there is an upgrade for disease and diagnostic access at the price of $175. Coined as the #1 medical reference app, more than 1 million health care providers have used this app. This app is a great source of information for nursing students. Nursing students can prevent mistakes on exams, and most importantly, provide proper treatment when they begin practicing.
10) Med Mnemonics. As a nursing student, you are required to memorize a lot of terminology. This app offers over 1,500 acronyms, rhymes, and memory tricks to help the information stick in your head. It’s easy to use and a fun app to help you learn numerous medical conditions, symptoms, and other medical terminology.
11) Pill Identifier. This app provides a quick way to identify more than 12,000 medications. You will be able to easily identify pills by imprint, shape, color, or drug name.
12) Pedi STAT. If you are a professional nurse or a nurse pursuing their degree in mediatic care or emergency care you should download this app. Pedi STAT is a rapid reference for RNs caring for patients in a pediatric, emergency, or critical care environment. While it does carry a price tag between $4.99 – $5.49 depending on your phone’s operating software, it does provide tremendous value. With just a few taps, users have access to all the necessary data to care for a pediatric patient in the emergent setting, including weight-based and age specific medication dosages and equipment sizes.
13) IDdx: Infectious Disease. This app allows users to search by description and lists many infectious diseases that could relate to it. Currently, you can segment more than 250 illnesses by 39 epidemiological factors and 16 world regions. IDdx also displays pictures for diagnostics and support for emergency situations.
14) MediBabble Translator. If English isn’t your first language, download this app. MediBabble Translator helps with communication with patients and improve care. Currently seven languages are available: English, Spanish, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian and Haitian Creole.
15) Eponyms. Ever come across a term that you don’t know the meaning? If not, you will. When you do, you will want to have this handy app. Eponyms features hundreds of obscure medical eponyms for easy searching.
16) Skyscape Medical Resources. This free app provides countless amount of insight. From drug information, to access to medical journals, and the latest industry news, Skyscape Medical Resources is an all-in-one resource.
17) NCLEX Flashcards. This is a great app for those in nursing school. This app is also a good reference for those who could use a refresher. NCLEX Flashcards app has over 2,400 premade flashcards that covers all aspects of the National Council Licensure Examination exam. This app will make studying for the NCLEX exam exciting and fun.
18) Nurses Aid. This free app allows nurses to organize duties with your fingertips. You can list all random duties and set reminders for each task in seconds. This user-friendly app creates efficient and competent nurses.
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