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Our Top 10 Back To Medical School iPad Apps

We know you’re all enjoying your vacation but time is getting on and before long, you’ll be back at med school worrying about your studies. Well, to help you and to reduce your worrying, we’ve rounded up some great new medical iPad apps to help you on your way – take a look at these…

ACLS Advisor for iPad


This is an expert decision-engine that assesses patient characteristics and administers advanced cardiovascular resuscitation. ACLS advisor follows the American Heart Association guidelines. Inputs are interpreted by the cardiology decision engine, which advises the exact action that should be performed. Defibrillator energy dosages and resuscitation drug dosages are given.

Physicians, nurses, medical students, paramedics, and EMTs, can use this application to effectively administer ACLS and basic life support.

Categories: Basic life support, ACLS, pulseless arrest, acute coronary syndromes, bradycardia, tachycardia, pulseless electrical activity, asystole, stroke, anaphylaxis, electrolyte abnormalities, asthma, toxicology, medications, pediatric basic life support.

Key Features:
• Drug dosages and indications
• Evidence-based guidelines
• Biphasic defibrillation
• Acute coronary syndromes
• Evidence-based guidelines
• ACLS algorithm flow charts
• Sample ECGs for easy reference
• Includes the new, updated 2010 ACLS changes
• Powered by the ACCI Cardiology Decision Engine

Price: $11.99/Download

Acupoints Ultimate 穴位 for iPad


This is specialized acupoints software for iPad. Compared with the widely acclaimed iPhone edition, this edition has adjusted its interface to make most of huge screen and facility. With its increased screen space and well-designed functions like auto-search function, full and accurate method to locate the point, indication information, bilingual setting, chart zooming and so on, Acupoints Ultimate for iPad only make no difference in comfort of browsing. These functions exceed real acupoints chart. It’s really an essential mentor for people to study and research Chinese medicine acupoints.

√ Below is a BASIC FLOW to guide you:
1)    Select the language of traditional Chinese or English;
2)    Press the search button;
3)    Use chart sort as default index, tap the screen to start table view, and find the points you need;
4)    The other way, think about the keywords, Traditional Chinese – English bilingualism support;
5)    Enter them, choose the correct acupoint from the list;
6)    Automatic location system start
7)    On the bottom-left screen, you can see the method to find the location of the point and indication information.

Price: $16.99/Download



Lexi-COMPLETE, our most comprehensive software package, includes
Lexi-Comp exclusive databases plus complementary licensed content!

Lexi-COMPLETE provides detailed information on drugs, drug interactions, diagnosis, disease management, patient education, and more.

Lexi-COMPLETE for the iPhone includes:
~ Lexi-Drugs
~ Lexi-Interact
~ Lexi-Drug ID*
~ Pediatric Lexi-Drugs
~ Nursing Lexi-Drugs
~ Lexi-Drug Allergies
~ Lexi-Pregnancy & Lactation
~ Adult Patient Advisory Leaflets
~ Pediatric Patient Advisory Leaflets
~ Lexi-Natural Products
~ Lexi-Infectious Diseases
~ Lexi-Lab & Diagnostic Procedures
~ Lexi-Pharmacogenomics
~ Lexi-Tox
~ Household Products
~ AHFS Essentials
~ Harrison’s Practice
~ The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult
~ Medical Abbreviations
~ Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions & Nursing
~ Lexi-CALC
~ Lexi-I.V. Compatibility**

*Drug ID Contains ~140 MB of data and can take several minutes for the initial download. Please do not close your software or disrupt your signal during the download process.

**I.V. compatibility information © copyright King Guide Publications, Inc.

Lexi-Comp’s application for the iPhone include the tables, comparative charts, and appendices from Lexi-Comp’s print titles!

Lexi-Comp’s in-house clinical team conducts constant surveillance of the FDA, pharmaceutical industry, and clinical literature to develop timely, unbiased information that helps healthcare providers make more informed decisions, reduce adverse drug events, and deliver better patient care.

Note: Currently, all iTunes applications are one year subscriptions. For multi-year subscription information, please visit www.lexi.com.

Price: $299.95/Download

Anatomy Atlas


This application is a reference for anyone who studies in Anatomy. It not only contains lots of anatomy drawings but also allows the users to create their own reference within touches. It is also an important reference tool for professionals. The user can add and edit description of the label on the image directly on the iphone. When the finger touches the label next time, a transparent windows will appear with your customized description.

News: This app supports iPad natively with full width and height.

This application also contains a list of flash cards for students who studied in Human Anatomy. All topics are listed at the end of this description.

Each category can have any number of drawings associate with.
Simply double click on the image, you can have a new menu for navigation on photos. It currently contains more than 60 small drawings. More will be added in the future.

When you have many anatomic drawings and you want to make it as a reference, you can do that with this application. You can create a new category and add as many as images you like. When you try to view those drawings, you can select that category and it will show you the first image in the list. Now you can use your two fingers to zoom in and out. By double click on the image, a navigation menu will appear which allows you to go to the next or back. It also allows the user to add more images or delete the current image in that menu.

It is so easy and simple to use this application.

It comes with a list of cards in topic of:

Blood Vessels and Lymph nodes
Brain and Spinal Core
Digestive System
Head and Neck
Heart Lung Connections
Muscle Bone Connections
Urinary system

Price: $4.99/Download

Anesthesiology i-pocketcards


The Anesthesiology pocketcard Set is a conscise clinical refernce guide with a compilation of scores, classification, algorithm and dosage information necessary for the Anesthetics environment.

The Anesthesiology pocketcard Set includes:

Complete hyperthermia treatement algorithm
Pediatric drug dosage table and important vitals for anesthesiology
The Difficult Airway Algorithm according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists
Fluids and electrolytes management
Table of anticoagulation and neuraxial anesthesia
Special information about cardiothoraacic and obstetric anesthesia ( hemodynamic values, drugs, risk stratification, changes during pregnancy)

Additional: peripheral nerve blocks and pain management (PCA Regime)

Price: $3.99/Download

Anatomical structure (Human Anatomy)


All features of this application are described below. This application allows the user to search the topic list. Within each topic, the user may view pictures and text description simultaneously. The user can adjust the display window in real time to customize the view to show more or less of the text description. The user can size the font on the text description up or down. Pictures can be panned in all directions, zoomed in and out, and fit to fill the screen. Each topic may have one or more pictures. Most pictures are high definition so that the user can zoom in and out to see details. The application maintains a history of the 100 most recently viewed items. There are 1200 topics and 6000+ pictures of human anatomical structures. 1200 topics cover 4 major categories of human body:
1) A to z Human Anatomy topics
2) List of distinct cell types in the adult human body
3) List of regions in the human brain
4) List of bones of the human skeleton

Any suggestion for improving this application will be considered.

English only

iPad Device with OS 3.2.1

If you like this app, please try our other apps:

Medical Dictionary (A-z), Drug & Medications (A-Z), Diseases & Conditions, Vitamins & Supplements, Human Anatomy apps, Interactive Periodic Table, iTrigPro, The Ultimate Ambient Sounds Collections, Vitamins, Herbs, and Dietary Supplements (A-Z)


Price: $19.99/Download

Nurse Notes XL for the iPad


NurseNotes XL for the iPad is the perfect all-in-one nursing medical study tool for a student or a medical professional looking to study medical terms, notes, mnemonics or questions on the go.
-Landscape View.
-An Index section that lets you navigate easily and quickly to any chapter or page.
-"Last-Page Recall" to return to the last page where you left off at.
-Magnifying glass upon holding your finger on page.

NurseNotes contains-

-Over 1500 common medical abbreviations

-Over 600 common medical prefixes, suffixes and root words

-How to calculate:
Metric Conversions
Tablet Dosages
Fluid Dosages
IV Fluid Dosages

-Common medical conversions

-Hundreds of general medical notes in the following categories:
Surgical Medical

-Hundreds of medical facts & trivia

-Nearly 750 medical questions
479 questions with rationales
267 questions with answers only

-Nearly 600 mnemonics in the following categories:
Behavioral Science
Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine
Physical Exams

Price: $4.99/Download

The Muscle System Pro – iPad edition iPad Only


This app has been designed specifically for the iPad. It is a must have app for anyone studying anatomy and is aimed at students with a basic to advanced level of anatomical medical knowledge as well as medical professionals. It is far more interactive than flash cards with several amazing features (see below) and has an interactive quiz section for testing your knowledge of the the muscle system.

It can be used as a powerful reference tool that allows the user to zoom in and identify an individual muscle or part of a muscle within the full muscle system.

•    Ability to zoom in and identify any region, muscle or muscle part.
•    Ability to rotate the muscle or region for anterior, lateral, posterior and medial views.
•    Ability to drill down and remove each layer of muscle, (using the scalpel button), revealing deeper muscles (up to 7 layers).
•    Over 350 high-quality 3-Dimensional images of the muscle.
•    Over 1,000 flags that label all muscles.
•    A magnification mode for when there are multiple flags.
•    Label descriptions that include Origin, Insertion, Action and Nerve Supply.
•    An index that finds any muscle.
•    Ability to test yourself with a fun Quiz function.
•    Change background color from black to white and vice-versa.
•    A ‘Home’ button that takes the user back to the start screen.
•    No internet connection required.

Price: $19.99/Download

Emergency Medicine Q&A Review: Board Exam Prep iQ Series


Prepare for ABEM board certification, recertification, USMLE, or simply test your knowledge in Emergency Medicine with Challenger’s EM iQ’s – a pocket Q&A collection made expressly for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from Challenger Corporation’s renown and continually-updated emergency medicine board review and CME database. Master critical concepts found on today’s emergency medicine exams and stay up to date on many common and not-so-common emergency presentations with this handy, yet robust, set of 300 case-based, board-style, self-assessment Q&A’s.


300 CASE-BASED, BOARD-STYLE Q&A’s in Emergency Medicine, written and peer-reviewed by emergency medicine physicians.

TEST YOURSELF on all questions or select question sets by category

EM MODEL categories contain the exact number of questions per ABEM board exam content specifications for a faster, more effective board exam review

TEXT and IMAGE-BASED multiple-choice Q&A

DETAILED EXPLANATIONS for correct and incorrect answers, including additional images and references

REPORT CARD tracks the total number of questions answered, percent correct, and percent incorrect over all questions and by category

REVIEW MODE provides correct answers immediately upon viewing

SHUFFLE MODE to mix the order of questions while taking a test

RESET button to start your test over – It’s a reusable resource

FREE updates with initial purchase

Categories Include:

Cardinal Presentations
Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Disorders
Cardiovascular Disorders
Cutaneous Disorders
Endocrine, Metabolic & Nutritional Disorders
Environmental Disorders
Head, Ear, Eye, Nose & Throat Disorders
Hematologic Disorders
Immune System Disorders
Systemic Infectious Disorders (ID)
Musculoskeletal Disorders (Non-traumatic)
Nervous System Disorders
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Psychobehavioral Disorders
Renal and Urogenital Disorders
Thoracic-Respiratory Disorders
Toxicologic Disorders
Traumatic Disorders
Procedures & Skills
Miscellaneous Components

Please make sure you post a review so we can view your recommendations for future improvements.

Challenger’s iQ Series is designed for students, residents, fellows, nurses, assistants, attendings, and anyone interested in testing their knowledge in specific medical specialties. Look for more great Challenger apps available in the app store.

Price: $29.99/Download



iSpineCare is a 3D animation library of spine anatomy and pathology movies that can be used to increase the quality of your patient education, while decreasing the time involved in delivering it.

Great app !
I have had this app for 4 days and have already used it twenty times to demonstrate various spinal pathologies and anatomical details to patients. It works quickly and the animations are crisp and detailed. As a chiropractor I would not hesitate to recommend this app to all my colleagues in the spinal care specialities as a wonderful alternative to pointing to a chart on the wall. Patients love it! Bakdoc1980 USA

Great app !
One of the doctors in our pratice has been using this on his iPhone for awhile. It’s great to show patients what’s going on. The larger screen on the iPad makes it even better. ChrisCub USA

‘I have played with this app and found it very useful for any professional involved in spine care. The animations are first class and importantly anatomically accurate. I am a spine surgeon and can demonstrate various pathologies to patients on my iphone. This is a very useful application for physical therapists, physiatrists, pain physicians and spine surgeons. This would also suit nurses and PAs involved in spine care and patients as well. The speed of loading is good and there are a plethora of animations. Overall, for the right user group the cost is justifiable given the paucity of material that’s out there. Well done! +++++’ renodoc USA



Very practical Artayeb France

iSpineCare provides rapid, mobile, reproducible spine anatomy and pathology education. Our movies, images and educational notes allow you to quickly show –
• how disc herniation leads to spinal stenosis or nerve root radiculopathy
• why nerve root impingement causes limb pain
• how facet joint pain can be stopped with a medial branch nerve block
• how pelvic muscle contraction lifts the pelvic floor sling
• and much more.

Price: $42.99/Download

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