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About this app

Steth-o-cope helps medical interns to stay calm when they get a challenging ward call. It supports them when they are called to manage an acutely unwell patient on a ward, by providing a structured approach and a series of steps to follow.
The primary audience for the app is medical interns in the West Northwest Intern Training Network though it will be useful to any intern or junior doctor involved in managing acutely unwell patients in any clinical setting.

Features include:
• Support and guidance developed by a team of senior clinicians and interns.
• Checklists for the different stages involved in reviewing a patient - prepare, assess, investigate and manage.
• Practical and useful tasks for interns to do when reviewing and assessing patients with a selection of common acute problems.
• Guidance on clinical features which should trigger escalation to more senior decision-makers.
• Prompts for stopping and thinking.
• List of web resources to related protocols and guidelines.
• Tool for creating a task list and setting reminders for notification with alerts.
• Share features to support peer learning.

Steth-o-cope has been developed by a team of clinicians at the National University of Ireland, Galway and at Galway University Hospital. The topics and design are based on research and an iterative approach to the challenges faced by interns on call. It is designed to be used only by qualified medical staff.

The app includes checklists to help you prepare and plan when you receive a ward call. It is not a substitute for your training and we make no claims that the information is appropriate to every situation or is comprehensive or can be relied on for accuracy.

Steth-o-cope includes tools for creating task lists and setting reminders. Please follow hospital guidelines with regards to use of patient data.

Steth-o-cope is not a substitute for your clinical judgement. It does not replace or take precedence over local, national or international guidelines

By choosing to use Steth-o-cope you acknowledge and agree that you remain responsible for your decisions and actions.

A special thanks to the subject expert team - Dr Lyle McVicker, Dr Louise Rabbitt and Dr Dara Byrne and Producer - Mairin Murray.

Offered by: Armour Interactive Ltd and Digital Doddle Ltd.
Updated on
27 Jul 2021

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