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PDA Resources: PDA Medical Software

Drug Information

Note: All of the software on this list is either free-of-charge, or provided by the Himmelfarb Library to GWUMC students and faculty.

 

Title

OS

Size

Description

epocrates Rx

Palm, Pocket PC

various

3,300+ drug monographs plus formulary information.

mobilePDR

Palm,
Pocket PC

1.9-5 MB

FDA approved drug labeling organized by brand and generic name. "Free for qualified physicians, NPs, PAs, medical students, and residents."

Mosby's Drug Consult via FirstConsult/PocketConsult

Palm,
Pocket PC

1.6 MB

More than 900 monographs including brand name indexing, 20 medical calculators, and drug interaction tool.

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Calculators & Reference Tools

Title

OS

Size

Description

ABG Pro

Palm

14 KB

Program to analyze arterial blood gases.

Archimedes

Palm, Pocket PC

0.53-0.65 MB

70 formulas for specialties including Cardiology, Pharmacology, Hematology, FEN, Pediatrics, Pulmonary, and Renal. Search for 'Archimedes' on website.

BMI Calculator

Palm

n/a

Calculates BMI and provides relevant guidelines.

Diagnosaurus

Palm, Pocket PC

0.8-1.1 MB

Diagnosaurus Medicine contains 1000+ differential diagnoses, searchable by disease, symptom or organ system. Diagnosaurus Surgery is also offered. Free download with registration.

EBM Calculator

Palm

56-106KB

"Designed to calculate relevant statistics for diagnostic studies, prospective studies, case control studies, and randomized control trials."

Eponyms v1.83

Palm

168 KB

"List of over 1,520 medical eponyms, common and obscure, with descriptions."

MedicalMnemonics.com

Palm

Various

"A free, non-profit, online searchable database of medical mnemonics to help remember the important details."

Shots 2005

Palm, Pocket PC

279 KB

Quick reference guide to the 2005 childhood and adult immunization schedules.

USDA National Nutrient Database

Palm

n/a

Database that calculates calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat, cholesterol, sodium, and vitamins and minerals for foods.

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Textbooks

Title

OS

Size

Description

eMedicine

Palm, Pocket PC

Various

Download Mobipocket Reader then download specialty textbooks in dermatology, emergency medicine, otolaryngology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, and more.

FirstConsult

Palm, Pocket PC

12 MB

Evidence-based clinical reference tool providing differential diagnosis, medical conditions, and drug information.

John Hopkins POC-IT Antibiotic Guide

Various

n/a

"The Antibiotic Guide is a 'decision support tool' intended to provide clinicians with concise, digested, timely information about the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases."

Mobil Merck Medicus

Palm, Pocket PC

Various

Free copy of The Merck Manual, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Reuters Medical News, MEDLINE journal abstracts.

NCBI Bookshelf

Palm, Pocket PC

Various

Free downloadable textbooks from the NCBI Bookshelf, viewable using the MobiPocket Reader.

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Clinical Guidelines

Title

OS

Size

Description

CDC STD Treatment Guidelines 2004

Palm

Various

Download guidelines, guideline files, and tips for viewing the guidelines.

Hospice Reference Card
 

n/a

n/a

Contains talking points about hospice, including the definition, philosophy, and referral information. Available in Word and PDF formats, a reader is required to view the content. This card was created by GWU students as an ISCOPES project.

National Guideline Clearinghouse

n/a

Various

Links to all PDA versions of National Guideline Clearinghouse Summaries.

National Heart Lung & Blood Institute: OEI Treatment Guidelines Implementation Tool

Palm, Pocket PC

n/a

Generates individualized and evidence-based assessment and treatment recommendations for each patient at the point-of-care for overweight and obese patients.

TB Treatment Guidelines

Palm

n/a

"A practical point-of-care reference tool."

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PubMed/Abstracting Services

Title

OS

Size

Description

BioMedCentral

Palm, Pocket PC, Windows CE

n/a

Abstracts and news from BioMed Central journals.

JournalToGo

Palm, Pocket PC

200-500 KB
3-5 MB

Peer-reviewed journal abstracts and news articles.

NLM/GW PubMed on Tap

Pocket PC, Palm

112-148KB

Search PubMed (MEDLINE) using evidence-based filters.

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Other Resources

Title

OS

Size

Description

PDA Applications in Toxicology & Environmental Health

Palm

n/a

Reviews of selected PDA applications in the fields of toxicology and environmental health, provided by the Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicine

WISER
(Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)

Palm, Pocket PC

n/a

Information on 390 hazardous substances and performs substance identification. Provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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