Need to know something? Need help with a task? Need to know where your friends and family are?
Nursing is NOT on a “need to know” basis.
More than likely, there is an app for whatever you need to do or want to know. In your nursing career, there will be times when you have all the answers and know exactly how to help your patients. There will also be times when you are at a loss for how to help your patients, and you may not have coworkers available as resources.
Don’t panic. There are plenty of free mobile apps to help turbo-boost your nursing career. Download several today and just see how much easier they can make your job and how you can improve the quality of care you provide.
Here are 7 of the most popular.
1. Pill Identifier by Drugs.com
This app offers the easily searchable pill guide you’re already familiar with from the website: you can quickly search over 10,000 pills by shape, color, strength, and more.
Anyone in pediatric care or emergency care should have this app. It calculates medication for smaller bodies, analyzes symptoms, and describes procedures.
3. Medical Spanish
Depending on where you live, this app could be very helpful. Bridge language barriers and be able to offer the best care possible to your patients and their families with this Spanish app, complete with audio and commonly used phrases.
Symptomia is a great tool for nurses and emergency workers. It allows the user to lookup more than fifty symptoms, their possible causes and appropriate diagnosis. While this is no substitute for a real diagnosis, it can speed up the process with a verifiable starting point.
5. Pocket Lab Values
Need help making sense of lab results? Pocket Lab Values contains 320+ lab values to be used as an everyday reference.
6. Anesthesia Drugs Handbook
This is a comprehensive guide to all things anesthesia. It includes dosage calculations by weight, administration instructions, and interaction information.
7. Med Mnemonics
Med Mnemonics is a fully searchable database of clever acronyms, rhymes, and memory tricks to help you learn. The kicker? They’ll pay you $5 if you find a mistake!
Last but not least, Nurse Backpack itself. You knew we had to put it on the list.
Download Nurse Backpack
These apps can help you on a daily basis but should never take the place of real learning. If you find yourself struggling with a particular subject or treatment, consider asking other nurses for their input. Get the help and support from other nurses, download the Nurse Backpack app that helps you stay organized while tracking all your professional credentials and personal information.
If you’re looking for a way to streamline your career, give the app a try today.