Rebuilt from the ground up for Android, you can now rapidly access valuable information to help you manage the most common nighttime situations.
Please make sure this app fits your needs before buying; it is designed primarily for junior residents, interns and medical students.
"If you have ever needed a quick reference to learn on the fly or been stumped by a late night call while cross-covering and you are willing to spend a few dollars to avoid that feeling, you should consider this app."
“It has all those handy little things that drug guides and medical references just don’t capture concisely.”
“I would pay at least double the cost for this handy little reference.”
Dr Jessica Otte, drottematic blog
In medical school, we learn a lot about diseases and the basis for their management. However, we are traditionally less exposed to apparently easy problems like pain, nausea or hypokalemia. Quite often, those issues are brought to the attention of the nursing staff in the evening. At that time, the treating team is away and you're on call, running all over the hospital.
MD on Call gives you tips on how to QUICKLY assess and manage (acutely) common problems so you can go on assessing the next patient, or to your room to get some well deserved sleep. -- it is NOT meant to replace a textbook --
✦ Issues ✦ 26 frequent on call situations (including management of some specific conditions)
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Agitation / Violence
Dysuria / UTI
Nausea / Vomiting
✦ Labs ✦ Common electrolytes abnormalities (including management)
Hypo Ca, K, Mg, Na, PO4, glycemia
Hyper Ca, K, Na, glycemia
✦ ECG ✦ Normal and abnormal ECG values, with examples
✦ Misc ✦ Suggestions on how to write orders for admission, "comfort measures only", "on call" notes, OR and procedure notes.
Transfusions: general information and common reactions
Misc: CSF values, opioid conversion...
✦ Lines and Tubes ✦ How to manage common problems, such as a blocked NG tube.
✦ Search ✦ Search using acronyms or keywords
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This publication (application) is to be used as a guide only. It is intended only for use by licensed medical practitioners and medical students. Every doctor (or prescriber) is responsible for their actions. This guide is not meant to replace clinical judgment.
The authors of MD on call make no claims regarding the accuracy of the information contained herein. The authors of this application and its content shall not be liable for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from the use of this application.
It is the responsible of the licensed prescriber to verify the indications, contraindications and dosage of the medication (and actions) they prescribe.
A research group conducted a systematic review to identify evidence from the literature regarding use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. The researchers drafted initial recommendations for practice that underwent structured review by a multidisciplinary National Advisory Panel that included 49 individuals from across Canada providing medical expertise in family medicine, pain and addiction, patient perspectives, and views of other healthcare providers. After four rounds of a structured review process, the National Advisory Panel achieved consensus on 24 recommendations for practice included in the Canadian Guideline.
The practice recommendations in the Canadian Guideline will assist physicians to use opioids effectively and safely for chronic non-cancer pain. This clinical practice guideline will also help patients to be informed about the potential benefits and risks of opioids, and enable other healthcare providers to be aware of roles they can play to achieve desired patient outcomes.
The goal of the National Opioid Use Guideline Group was to develop and implement into practice, advice for physicians to effectively manage patients with chronic non-cancer pain and to prescribe opioids in a safe and effective manner. Guideline development is complete and implementation activities are underway or planned for 2010 and 2011.