Holy Name Medical Center Libaries

Medical, School of Nursing & Consumer

Medical/Nursing Apps

  • ABG – It is a multipurpose medical calculator.
  • ACC Pocket Guidelines – This clinical practice support tool set from the American College of Cardiology Foundation provides portable references tools for clinicians.
  • AccessMedicine (Mobile Site) – HNMC users must create a free personal account with AccessMedicinefrom their myathens account or on any HNMC computer in order to use AccessMedicine Mobile. Click on “MyAccessMedicine” at the upper right corner of the AccessMedicine website. Fill out the registration form and then follow these steps to use AccessMedicine on your mobile device:
    • Access the mobile site by opening a browser on your mobile device.
    • Go to: http://m.accessmedicine.com. You will be prompted for the username and password you just created.
    • Save the site to your home screen for easy access at a later time.
  • AHRQ-ePSS – Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed and developed by US HHS for AHRQ to assist primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services appropriate for patients.
  • DynaMed (App) via Skyscape – HNMC users must obtain a DynaMed serial number first in order to access DynaMed on a mobile device. To request a serial number, email hnhlibrary@gmail.com. DynaMed is accessed via Skyscape. Therefore, users need to create a Skyscape account on a computer before downloading the app to their mobile device. Here are the steps:
    • Go to http://www.skyscape.com/index/home.aspx .
    • Click on “My Account” and then “Create Account” to complete the registration form.
    • To download the Skyscape app by choosing “Skyscape Medical Resources” from the App Store on your mobile device.
    • Launch Skyscape on your mobile device.
    • Tap “Tools” and then “Install Resources”.
    • Enter your Skyscape account. At the prompt for Skyscape serial number, type your DynaMed Serial Number. Register and download the DynaMed app.
      • Skyscape supports the installation of DynaMed on up to 5 devices of the same operating system. For example, if you have registered DynaMed on your iPhone, you can install it to your iPad using the same serial number. When you install Skyscape/DynaMed on the iPad, all of the resources that were registered to your iPhone are automatically installed. This behavior will also apply to the Android and BlackBerry platforms.
      • The maintenance of switching/adding devices is handled through the My Account page on http://www.skyscape.com. If you want to have the product installed on a sixth device, you will need to deactivate the subscription from one of the other five devices. You are able to do this from the My Account  
      • Access to DynaMed Mobile expires one year after registration. To continue using DynaMed Mobile, please follow these instructions.
  • Drug Pronunciation Lite – It plays back audio of the correct pronunciations of over 200 drugs used in medicine today.
  • ePocrates – It’s a mobile drug reference resource used by healthcare providers at the point of care.
  • Eponyms(for students) – Eponyms is a tool for looking up the meaning of medical eponyms. It contains a short description of more than 1’700 common and obscure medical eponyms to the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
    • iAnatomy Cost: 99 cents – A simple, portable anatomy atlas of the face, neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. 75 images with 60 actual CT scans of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis
  • ICD9 Consult Lite – It has the complete ICD9-CM on the iPhone or iPod touch, searchable and browsable. It is possible to upgrade to the 2011 codes from within the application.
  • iTriage  - Free – created by two ER docs, iTriage helps you answer the questions: “What medical condition could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Save, easily access, and share the healthcare information that’s most important to you.
  • MedCalc – It gives easy access to complicated medical formulas, scores, scales and classifications.  Each formula has been individually designed and optimized for the iPhone screen.
  • MedlinePlus Mobile (Mobile Site) – MedlinePlus Mobile provides authoritative consumer health information in a mobile-optimized Web site that includes summaries for over 800 diseases, conditions and wellness topics as well as the latest health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and information on prescription and over-the-counter medications. Available via the Web browser of any mobile device.
  • Medscape – From WebMD, it is the largest, most comprehensive free medical app for healthcare professionals.
  • NurseTabs Cost: $9.99 This application allows novice nurses and nursing students to search for over 340 common diseases and disorders, separated by body system. Once the disease/ disorder is selected, the user will be able to have useful information right at their fingertips, including a nursing process approach to managing client care. There are simple explanations of what each of the diseases/ disorders are and common assessment findings associated with them.
  • PubMed for Handhelds (App) – This app is just another way of searching PubMed, just like the Mobile Site version. However, it is not possible to configure it so that it will be specific to our library.
  • CINAHL with Full Text – is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 750 journals indexed in CINAHL.  This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with not embargo.  CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.  To download the CINAHL app for iPhone, visit CINAHL from myathens and scroll to the bottom of the front search page of CINAHL. Then click the NRC iPhone/iPod Application link and enter your email address in the pop-up window. Open the email that you receive on your mobile device and follow the instructions to download and activate the app.
  • Nursing Reference Center app allows you to quickly search for evidence based care sheets, CE lessons, patient information sheets, drug monographs, and e-book and journal content on the go. To download the NRC app for iPhone, visit Nursing Reference Center from myathens and scroll to the bottom of the front page of NRC. Then click the NRC iPhone/iPod Application link and enter your email address in the pop-up window. Open the email that you receive on your mobile device and follow the instructions to download and activate the app.