- Simple Single IV Dose Calculator (Provides mL to administer based on amount available, total concentration of medicine and dose ordered)
- Weight-Based Single IV Dose Calculator (Calculates the mL to administer using the weight in either pounds or kilograms, amount ordered per unit of weight, the volume of solution and the concentration of medicine)
- Simple IV Drip (Calculates drops per minute from dosage to be infused over a given period of time using the drip set, amount of time and amount to be infused)
- IV Med Drip (Calculates drops per minute of a solution based upon the ordered dose of medicine, the amount of drug present, solution present and the drip set)
- Quick Dopamine Drip (Quickly figure the drops per minute of a Dopamine drip based on common, mostly preset values that are easy to dial-in, re-figure and administer the complicated drip on-the-fly)
- Parkland Formula Assistant (Tool for quickly figuring up an accurate and speedy drip to treat burn patients)
- More coming in updates shortly!
This application originated from my own want to have this utility on my own phone and wanting it to be plain, simple, and to the point. The interface is plain black text on a white background and the interface widgets (drop-down boxes, select buttons) are all plain, simple, and easy to see in low-light, as well as daylight conditions. I have taken no effort to make this application appear pretty, trendy, or hip. In fact, aside of continuously testing it on other people’s devices and working with the layouts on phones and tablets; I’m purposely leaving the look and feel of it alone.
However, an important note is that this application will be receiving several improvements in the upcoming updates. Like mentioned above, I use this app on my own phone in the field and test it on my buddies’ devices when they leave them out where I can get to them. So, I will be providing updates when possible to improve layouts, especially on tablet devices and large screen resolutions. In addition to this, it is important to allow updates because I will be adding more utilities to it as time allows. What this means – is that if you continue to allow updates for this app, you’ll get more cool stuff in it. So, please update it when updates are available; it will be worth it.
Please remember that any tools you use while engaged in patient care must be reviewed and approved by your Medical Director Physician and/or agency's administrative staff. Do not use this app unless it is okay for you to do so. Also, always double-check complex calculations by at least a second method. If I can do it, you can too. This app was created by a Paramedic with 10+ years experience in the 911 setting. It is not meant to be your definitive means of determining appropriate drug therapy. You must rely on good, solid skills and a keen working knowledge. Use this app only as a secondary means of checking your own calculations or to give you a "quick and close" number to work with.
* Quick navigation to critical information
* Custom bookmarks let you quickly return to your favorite pages
* Search capability
* Add notes to a page
“Informative, easy to follow and distinct in their message, I would recommend Informed’s guides without reservation.”
—Joseph A. Grafft, Past President, National Association of EMS Educators
The guide in every EMT’s pocket is now available as an app for Android Phones.
Informed Publishing, the trusted leader in emergency reference information, introduced the original EMS Field Guide® in 1986. Today it is still the most widely used reference in EMS history, trusted by millions of paramedics, nurses and physicians. Whether you are a student or a 20-year veteran of emergency medical services, this guide gives you fingertip access to all the essential information you need to perform your job.
This app puts critical information at your fingertips with rich content, detailed illustrations and pioneering features. The EMS Guide app is available in two editions, Basic & Intermediate Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS), each designed specifically to correspond with the respective tier of EMT certification and practice—so you know you have the right tool for your job.
The Basic & Intermediate (BLS) app is designed for those with entry- through immediate-levels of EMT certification. It is updated with the latest cardiac arrest and CPR guidelines from the American Heart Association. This edition features the latest EMS protocols, and information about EKGs, home medications and much more. This is the resource you will use in classroom training and in practice throughout your career.
* Current AHA Guidelines
* Prescription Drugs
* Meds / Airway / Intubation
* Basic & Intermediate EMS protocols
* Basic & Intermediate Medications
* EKG Rhythms
* Anatomy, Signs & Symptoms
* Poisons & Overdoses
* Infectious Diseases
* Spell Checker
* Medical Abbreviations
* Pediatric Emergencies
* Pulse Oximetry
* O2 Administration
* Multiple Patients Triage Trauma
* Trauma & Glasgow Coma Scales
* Burn Charts
* The “Rule of 9s”
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Add a drug amount in mg, mcg, grams or units to a volume of fluid, select the dose ordered, and voila! The ml/hour necessary to deliver that dose is displayed. All parameters MUST be verified prior to infusion! However, if you accidentally enter an incorrect parameter, you may back-screen to correct it without having to re-enter each piece of data.
This program will NOT save preferences.
Also, drug manufacturers and distributors sometimes change their concentrations, therefore this program will NOT let you simply enter "Amiodarone" and perform all the calculations for you.
This is BetterWare (for lack of a better term) - if you think of any way to make it better, please share it with me so I can share it back with everyone.
Dosage Calc is an initiative to assist in the avoidance of drug errors. To do this it provides the following range of calculators for the health care professional to double check his/her own calculations:
Volume of Liquid
IV Drop Rate
Number of Tablets
IV Volume Rate
Dosage Calc works when your mobile is in "Flight Mode" making it very unlikely to interfeer with any equipment.
The application is being offered free during the initial pilot.
Please note that it is not intended to be used as the primary source for drug calculations. If your calculations disagree with Dosage Calc, please consult another authority in order to resolve the issue.
I'm making this application free. All I ask in return is that if you like it, please give it a good rating. I'll enjoy knowing that those downloading this application find it either useful or at least entertaining.
Please note that the values returned by this calculator will not be the exact decimal number you would receive if you were to use a standard calculator. The Paramedic Dopamine Calculator provides a rounded whole number as it's returned value, instead.
Some notable features of the Paramedic Dopamine Calculator are:
- Automatic conversion of selected weights.
- Toggle buttons for selecting from the two most commonly used Dopamine solution concentrations in the EMS setting.
- Quickly add or remove weight by 5 lb or 5 kg using the app's + or - buttons. Or simply type in the exact weight yourself.
Please remember that any tools you use while engaged in patient care must be reviewed and approved by your Medical Director Physician and/or agency's administrative staff. Do not use this app unless it is okay for you to do so. Also, always double-check complex calculations by at least a second method. If I can do it, you can too. This app was created by a Paramedic with 10+ years experience in the 911 setting. It is not meant to be your definitive means of determining appropriate drug therapy. You must rely on good, solid skills and a keen working knowledge. Use this app only as a secondary means of checking your own calculations or to give you a "quick and close" number to work with while you figure a more exact number, yourself.
This program is intended to provide a quick reference to the drugs and dosages required to perform a Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI). It does NOT take the place of formal classes which teach this skill - you won't learn RSI from scratch by using this app.
This app is designed to be stepped through rapidly - patient class (Adult, Pediatric, or Geriatric); patient weight in pounds or kgs, or Broselow tape if pediatric; finally, patient health considerations - does this patient have an intracranial bleed? Is this patient hypotensive?
Should hyperkalemia be suspected? - finally, here are your drugs and dosages.
Any preassessment should be performed prior to attempting an intubation (LEMONS, BONES, Mallampati scoring, etc.)
Tap Menu -> Help for further information, and remember always to stick to your protocols.
This is Betterware; if you can think of any way to make it better, please drop me a suggestion at DTsEMT@gmail.com, and Thanks!