The on-call experience is one of the most daunting, yet rewarding experiences for any junior doctor. A good doctor navigates their way through the myriad of jobs and treats patients efficiently and safely.
Pocket Dr: On-call Essentials is an evidence-based app indispensible to managing on-call situations as a junior doctor. It contains the most common on-call situations, succinct treatment plans and much more.
Packed with current updated essential clinical guidelines and aides-memoires, in line with NICE guidelines, the BNF and current best evidence.
PocketDr is the must-have app for all junior doctors with on-call responsibilities.
It is an aide-memoire for the things you know - but may not recall quickly in the dead of night with constant bleeps and distractions.
Succinct. Pre-digested info. When you need it.
- Checklists for assessment of the deteriorating patient. Be prepared for any NEWS call: Hypoxia, Tachycardia, Hypotension, low GCS.
- Checklists for management of 21 acute medical conditions including: ACS, AF, Asthma, Delerium, Hyperkalaemia, Sepsis and Seizures.
- Investigations: Interpret ABGs, blood results, CXR and ECGs quickly and correctly.
- Rational Prescribing: Prescribe the right drug at the right dose: analgesia, antiemetics, electrolytes, sedation and end of life care.
- Scores: Quickly score your patient: GCS, AMTS, CURB-65, Wells (PE), CHA2DS2-VASc to guide your management plan.
- Up-to-date, evidence-based information, on-hand when you need it.
Readership: Junior doctors with on-call responsibilities, up to junior registrar level. Clinical years medical students.
The indications for transfusion provided in this app are taken from national guidelines for the use of blood components in adults.
Amalgamation into this summary document aims to act as a prompt for clinicians to facilitate appropriate use and to enable robust documentation of indications.
Each indication has been assigned a number, to permit reproducible coding, when requesting blood or for documentation purposes. Specific details regarding the patient’s diagnosis and any relevant procedures to be undertaken should also be provided at request either on a written request form, electronic blood order or by telephone when the request is urgent.
Release date October 2016.
Update: this app has now been re-formated and released for iPhone and Android as Blood Components App. Visit https://goo.gl/whCRF6
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