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Mobile Resources

  • ABG Pro  Icon  Icon
    Program that calculates arterial blood gases. Download for the Palm OS v2.0 or higher.
  • ABXGuide (Antibiotics Guide) from John Hopkins  Icon  Icon
    Find information about antibiotics. Supports the Palm, PocketPC, Blackberry and iPhone.
  • Access Emergency Medicine  Icon  Icon
    A resource that includes information on ED procedures. It includes 13 full-text books, videos, images, and drug information.

    Provides mobile use of the "Quick Topics" from the Emergency Medicine Manual, searchable topic cards for all textbook resources currently on the AEM site, and drug monographs. You must create a MyAccessEM personal login and password to access smartphone applications from the Access Emergency Medicine page.
  • AccessMedicine  Icon  Icon
    Over 30 textbooks in the basic sciences and medicine, including the Lange Current Diagnosis and Treatment series, Harrison's, and Goodman and Gilman's. The Lange Self-Assessment Tool for the USMLEasy is also included. Includes a search feature for images and video. Can be personalized and has PDA downloads.
  • AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)  Icon  Icon
    Provides a downloadable version of the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) and the Pneumonia Severity Index Module.
  • AIDSinfo Treatment Guidelines  Icon  Icon
    A downloadable version of the guidelines for PocketPC and Palm from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Archimedes™ Free Medical Calculator  Icon  Icon
    Calculator with formulas specific to Cardiology, Pharmacology, Hematology, FEN, Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Renal medicine. Download for BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm, and other devices.
  • BlackBag  Icon  Icon
    This is a free app for your iPhone to help keep you up to date in medical news and research. It is a portal for RSS feeds for news and rich media. Download from iTunes.
  • Clinical Guidelines on Overweight and Obesity in Adults  Icon  Icon
    Downloadable to Palm and PocketPC devices. Guidelines include a BMI calculator, cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment, individualized weight loss goals and treatment recommendations, and more.
  • Diagnosaurus  Icon  Icon
    From McGraw-Hill this resource offers information regarding differential diagnoses.
  • DiagnosisPro  Icon  Icon
    Free online differential diagnosis tool. Use wireless from your handheld devices to access the usable handheld interface.
  • DoctorCalc  Icon  Icon
    Free downloadable apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Applications are calculators for lab values, sedation, and more.
  • Dynamed  Icon  Icon
    DynaMed is a clinical reference for use at the point-of-care. It includes evidence-based, clinically-organized summaries for over 3,000 topics. It is updated daily, and includes calculators and patient handouts.

    For mobile access:
    1. Download the free DynaMed App from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
    2. Access DynaMed from the OHSU campus.
    3. Click on the DynaMed mobile access link from DynaMed and enter your email address. The link will be located at the top toolbar. An authentication key will be emailed to you.
    4. Open the email from your mobile device.
    5. Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app. Note: after 48 hours, you will need to request a new authentication key.
    6. The device should be ready to go!
  • EBM Calculator  Icon  Icon
    This is the palm version of the Stats Calculator from the University of Toronto. It calculates statistics for diagnostic studies, prospective studies, case control studies, and randomized control studies. Download for the Palm only.
  • EBSCOHost  Icon  Icon
    Over 25 databases covering health, general information, business and education with significant full text. 4/20/2010 - If you are running Mac OSX 10.4 or higher and use Firefox as your browser, you will need to download a free PDF plugin in order to view PDFs.
  • Health Hotlines  Icon  Icon
    Download an app with toll-free number listings to health-related hotlines. This resources is also available on the plain old web.
  • iAnatomy  Icon  Icon
    A free app for the iPhone/iPod Touch developed by
    a physician and winner of the NLM 2011 "Show off Your Apps" award.
  • IEL(I EEE/IEE Electronic Library online)  Icon  Icon
    IndexCat, the online version of the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, U.S. Army (61 volumes in 5 series, 1880-1961), is a comprehensive subject catalog of books, pamphlets, dissertations, reports, and journal articles published from the 17th-20th century and held by NLM. Researchers will find material in IndexCat that is not in the National Library of Medicine's catalog (LocatorPlus).
  • iTunes U  Icon  Icon
    Find free podcasts on health sciences topics in iTunes U.
  • JAMAevidence  Icon  Icon
    JAMAevidence is an evidence based practice learning tool, which contains the two core textbooks: Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition and The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis. JAMAevidence also includes education guides, calculators, PowerPoint slide sets, and worksheets to assist users with the study and understanding of evidence based practice concepts.
  • JoVE  Icon
    JoVE, or the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed, scientific video journal that aims to address the challenges of poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques. Set up an account from the page linked above by clicking on "Sign Up". Verify your account via the email they send, and then either access the mobile site or download the app by searching for 'JoVE' in the Apple app store or on Google Play.
  • Medical Encyclopedia - University of Maryland Medical Center  Icon  Icon
    Free iPhone application from the University of Maryland Medical Center. It includes reviewed and regularly updated information in English and Spanish. Download the app from iTunes
  • Medical Eponyms  Icon  Icon
    Provides a database of eponyms for the Palm, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Pocket PC. Medical Mnemonics Provides a database of medical mnemonics. Download for Palm and WAP enabled phones.
  • Medscape Mobile  Icon  Icon
    Available for iPhones, iPod touch, Blackberry and Android users. Features continually updated Drug Database, Drug Interaction Checker, Medscape Medical News and WebMD Health Directories that can be searched by location, physician name, or specialty. No internet connection required for access.
  • MedSpeak  Icon  Icon  Icon
    MedSpeak is a tool that will help you communicate with patients who speak Mandarin or Cantonese. It includes written and audio recordings of questions and commands in these languages. Purchase this software through iTunes. Lite version freely available.
  • MERCK Manuals  Icon
    Medical reference books produced by pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. that cover a wide range of medical topics, including disorders, tests, diagnoses, and drugs
  • Micromedex  Icon
    Micromedex offers three different apps for Apple or Android devices, including Drug Information, Drug Interactions and IV Compatability. Click the Micromedex link above for more information, including passwords required for some apps.
  • Mobile MedlinePlus  Icon  Icon
    This is MedlinePlus's online interface for mobile devices. The interface includes a search able set of patient information health topics as well as drug and over-the-counter medication information. The entirety of Mobile MedlinePlus is available in Spanish, too.
  • Mobile MerckMedicus  Icon  Icon
    Downloadable software provides access to The Merck Manual, Reuters Medical News, and Harrison's Practice–Answers on Demand. Wireless access using a handheld enables full use of MerckMedicus. You must register with the site to use the wireless access for your handheld.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse  Icon  Icon
    Download a complete summary for each guideline in the National Guideline Clearinghouse database. For each guideline there is a "PDA download" link in the Summary box on the side menu. Downloadable for Palm.
  • National Heart and Lung Institute  Icon  Icon
    Download numerous applications such as a BMI Calculator, JNC 7, ATP III Cholesterol Guidelines and more for the Palm and PocketPC.
  • Natural Medicines  Icon  Icon
    (Natural Medicines)
    Evidence-based information on complementary and alternative therapies, including scientific data and opinions. Findings are presented in order of strength of evidence. Information is summarized into full-text reviews, including comprehensive Professional Monographs, concise Bottom Line Monographs (some in Spanish), Flash-cards and Natural Standard/Harvard Medical School Monographs.
  • Nature.Com Mobile  Icon  Icon
    Read full-text science news from the Nature Publishing Group on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Download from iTunes.
  • NCBI Bookshelf  Icon  Icon
    Download versions of books from the National Center for Biotechnology Information to your handheld. View web site for downloadable titles.
  • Nursing Reference Center  Icon  Icon
    A comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant, evidence-based, clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals, directly at the point-of-care. It provides in-depth content, including conditions and diseases, patient education resources, drug information, continuing education, lab & diagnosis detail, best practice guidelines, and much more.

    1.Log into the NRC interface.
    2.Click the Nursing Reference Center iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of the page and enter your email address. An email with an authentication key is sent to you.
    3.Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application.

    You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a ne
  • Psychiatry Online  Icon  Icon
    Although PDA access is not part of the library's current subscription to Psychiatry Online, you may individually purchase PDA E-books for Diagnostic Criteria, Differential Diagnosis, and APA Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders.
  • PubMed for Handhelds  Icon  Icon
    Access and search for PubMed citations from the National Library of Medicine using this interface specifically for handheld devices.
  • PubMed for Handhelds PICO search
    A PubMed search utilizing PICO (Patient/Problem, Intervention, Compared to, and Outcome) in a fill-in-the-blank format. The PICO method can be used for structuring clinical questions and their accompanying evidence-based literature searches.
  • PubMed On Tap  Icon  Icon
    Downloadable iPhone application that lets you search PubMed.
  • RefWorks  Icon  Icon
    RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager similar in function to products such as EndNote, Reference Manager, and ProCite. You will need to sign up for an individual account the first time you use RefWorks.
  • REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management)  Icon  Icon
    Provides information about how to diagnose and treat radiation injuries. Download from the link above or at iTunes.
  • Scopus Alerts  Icon  Icon
    Use this iPhone App version of Scopus to search for articles, create article alerts, make notes, and share links.
  • Shots 2011  Icon  Icon
    Download the 2011 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules and the 2011 Adult Immunization Schedule for the Palm and Pocket PC. A for fee version exists for Skyscape software (Windows, Smartphones, iPhones, and BlackBerry.)
  • Springer Images  Icon  Icon
    Photos, diagrams, graphs, figures and tables taken from Springer's renowned ebook collection and journal portfolio, as well as the images.MD database. Search image captions, keywords and references to find the right image.
  • The Merck Manuals  Icon  Icon
    Download either The Merck Manual - Home Edition or The Merck Manual - Professional Edition. For iPhone only.
  • UpToDate (links below)  Icon  Icon
    1. Note: You must first set up a personal username and login with UpToDate from one of the links below:

    2. Then download the UpToDate app for one of these devices:
            iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (Apple App Store)
           Android (Google Play or Android Market)
           Windows 8 (Apps for Windows 8)

    3. Open the app on your device and enter your UpToDate user name and password at the prompt.
  • USDA National Nutrient Database  Icon  Icon
    Download nutritional data for Palm or Windows devices.
  • VisualDx  Icon  Icon
    Nearly 30,000 images to aid in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional & occupational diseases, benign & malignant growths, drug-induced conditions, & other injuries. For point of care it allows a search for a diagnosis, the creation of a patient-specific differential, or look up of adverse reactions by medication. VisualDx mobile app available on iTunes and Google Play.
  • WISER  Icon  Icon
    Resource for first responders to assist with hazardous materials incidents. Information included on hazardous substances, substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. This is also available from iTunes.
  • WorldCat Mobile  Icon  Icon
    Find library materials near you using the world's largest network of library content.
  • Mosby's Nursing Consult - MNC Mobile  Icon  Icon
    Note: Requires that you create a personal log in from the Mosby's Nursing Consult site. You will also need an internet connection to access some content.

    A mobile app for use at the point-of-care with select content, including:
    - Patient Handouts (including Spanish-language handouts when available)
    - Drug Calculators
    - Point-of-care relevant sections of Drug Monographs
    - Nursing Recommendations from Evidence-based Nursing Monographs

    Mosby's Nursing Consult Mobile is available for iOSm and Android platforms and on Google Play.

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