|Handheld computer technology or personal digital assistant (PDA)
is one of the fastest growing technology advances to assist healthcare
professionals in quickly accessing health and medical information.
This category provides web sites with medical software (shareware,
freeware or purchase), database software, and publications. Submit
your favorite site at Suggest a Site.
PDA Freeware/ Shareware
- ABG Decoder
Analyzes ABG results and places the values in the appropriate fields.
- Asthma Treatment
Guidelines - NHLBI/NAEPP
Features succinct and practical point-of-care reference including diagnosis
and assessment, contributing factors, pharmacologic treatment, medication
dosages and patient education.
- ATP III
Cholesterol Management Guidelines - NHLBI/NCEP
Presents the Adult Treatment Panel III Cholesterol Guidelines in an
interactive guideline tool to assist the clinician at the point of care.
Programs also contains ATP III classification of lipid levels, ATP III
CHD risk assessment, Drug therapy for lipid lowering, etc.
- BMI Calculator
Features include BMI classification table for adults. Provides information
about BMI from the Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation
and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Created by National
Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
- Doser4.2 - Drug
Calculates mcg/kg/min mg/kg/hr, rate mcg/kg/hr mg/kg/min useful for
calculating various drug infusions.
- e-MedTools - Nutri-Rx
Review The eGuide to Enteral Feeding that compiles essential data on
over 50 enteral feeding formulas, presenting the information in an easy
to use format. Nutri-Rx provides helpful information when determining
what enteral feeding solution best meets your patient's needs. Free
- Epocrates qID 1.0 Infectious
Provides fast and complete antimicrobial treatment recommendations without
complicated cross-referenced tables. Accesses over 400 bugs and 400
- Epocrates qRX 4.0 Clinical
Features adult and peds dosing, contraindications, drug interactions,
adverse reactions, mechanism of action as well as a multi drug interaction
checker, regimens, DocAlerts and auto updates.
- Glasgow Coma Scale
Rates three categories of patient responses: Eye opening, best Motor
response, and best Verbal response. Levels of responses indicate the
degree of nervous system or brain impairment.
Check this list of medical calculators, MedMath and several statistical
Features more than 20 formulas sorted by category, with selectable units
and onscreen numeric keypad. MedMath is a free medical calculator for
the Palm, written by a physician for rapid calculation of common formulas
in adult internal medicine.
- OEI Treatment Guidelines
Implementation Tool - NHLBI
Allows you to instantly generate individualized and evidence-based assessment
and treatment recommendations for each patient at the point-of-care
with this free interactive program. Features include BMI calculation,
Cardiovascular Risk Factor Assessment, Weight Loss Goals, etc.
- Palm ECG
Features 25 ECG arrhythmias with explanations of P, PRI, QRS, Rate,
Rhythm, etc. Push buttom explanations and zooming features for the ECG/EKG
- P.I.C.U. - Pediatric
Calculates various drugs that are most commonly used in a pediatric
I.C.U. It calculates reanimation intubation and vasoactive drugs by
simply entering the weight of the patient.
- Rapid Sequence
Calculates drugs used in their rapid sequence intubation protocol (adult
& pediatric), just by entering the weight. Developed for Medflight
- STAT Cardiac ClearanceTM
Navigate the ACC/AHA or ACP Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular
- STAT Cardiac RiskTM
Estimates coronary heart disease risk using the Framingham Heart Study
- STAT CholesterolTM
Guides clinicians through the new ATP III cholesterol guidelines. It
calculates absolute risk of MI using the point method outlined in the
ATP III Executive Summary. Low memory requirements of less than 50k.
- STAT Growth
Calculates growth percentiles based on the June 2000 revision of the
CDC Growth Charts for the United States. It includes new body mass index-for-age
Presents the electronic version of the Pocket Pharmacopoeia for handheld
personal digital assistants using Palm OS. Currently, downloads are
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Clinical Strategies - Medical Books in Palm Format
Access a listing of medical books in palm format. One-time charge of
$9.00, you can download as many of these references as desired.
- e-MedTools - Alternative Medicine
Offers software on Alternative Medicine. The database contains common
alternative medicines such as herbs, vitamins, and other over the counter
supplemental products. Drug interactions, side effects, and data regarding
the benefits and risks of these agents from the medical literature are
included. Purchase price: $30 US.
Principles of Internal Medicine 14e Companion Handbook
Remains the "pocket book" of choice for quick information
on pahtophysiology, clinical presentation, deiagnois, and treatment
of all disorders. Updated 1/31/00. Requires 1070 KB and handheldmed
software reader. Price is $79.95.
- Interactive Medical
Preview this series of portable, hand-held medical textbooks arranged
by specialty. They are designed to bridge the gap between the printed
'pocket guides' crammed into your lab coat pockets and the standard
encyclopedic reference texts lining your shelves.
Manual of Geriatrics e-Book
Remains the definitive reference for those specializing in care
and treatment of the geriatric population. Third Edition. Requires 1,670
KB and handheldmed software reader. Purchase reference for $74.99.
- Nursing Drugs
Provides detailed drug database introduced by Lexi-Comp's Clinical Reference
Library. Minimum requirement - Palm OS v3.0
- PEPID (Portable Emergency
and Primary Care Information Database)
Presents a vast amount of point of care information for physicians and
nurses through the use of a portable electronic database. Current areas
of focus include emergency medicine, nursing, and primary care.
- Physicians Desk Reference
Customized for specific audiences, including consumers, physicians,
RNs, advanced practice nurses and pharmacists. Handheld version will
be available, Winter 2002.
- Pocket Physician
Offers the most commonly used tables, lists, equations and algorithms
needed by the busy healthcare professional. A concise and intuitive
interface lets you use this powerhouse of information within minutes.
Serves as a patient medication management tool as well as a portable
medical history. Stores and maintains medication information and updates
are easy to enter. Minimum requirement - Palm OS v2.0
- STAT CPT CoderTM
Includes all CPT 2001 surgical procedure codes with medium length description.
Categorized by organ system. Runs on any Palm OS PDA.
- STAT E&M CoderTM
Provides an interactive Evaluation and Management checklist to automate
the complex HCFA 1995 and 1997 codes. E & M coding is both a compliance
and a revenue problem for most physician practices. Take the guesswork
out of the coding and documentation process.
- STAT ICD-9 CoderTM
Includes the 15,000 ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes and has been updated for
2001. Categories are by disease classification to the highest specificity.
Free demonstration software available.
P.E.T v 2.0
Designed for teachers, by a teacher, it offers grading, attendance,
contact information, and more. Keep tabs on up to 10 classes at a time.
It's easy to use and can make the chore of tracking students and marking
assignments a real pleasure.
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Cup Wireless Web Builder
Create and build Web pages and Web sites for viewing on cell phones,
PDAs, and other Internet devices. Get everything you need for creating
and maintaining your Wireless Web site, all in one easy-to-use package.
Brain: Palm OSR Handhelds in Clnical Practice
Serves as a starting point for physicians and nurses interested
in exploring the potential of handheld computers in clinical practice.
Provides links to basic applications, medical applications, medical
calculation files and more.
Provides an affordable software platform to build custom palm applications.
Also provides the world's largest FREE handheld database library. Free
- Healthy PalmPilot
Provides over seven categories of resources that are available for download.
This site is part of the pdaMD.com Network.
Provides advanced electronic signature technology for end-users to programmers.
Eliminates the need to learn "Grafitti". Free trial version.
Minimum requirement is a Palm OS v2.0.
Preview this extensive listing of over 500 medical software programs
for handheld computers.
- Nearly Mobile
Provides information dedicated to the new, non-techie Palm OS user.
Topics include the basic of palm devices, palm software installation
guide, as well as hints, tips, and tricks. Discussion board available
for palm questions.
Presents a comprehensive source for medical PDA products and information.
News, reviews, columns, features and a full selection of hardware, software
and accessories for Palm, Pocket PC, and EPOC handheld devices
- Palms & Nursing
Acquints nurses with PDAs and the application in nursing. Multiple sections
provide excellent information: Choosing a PDA, Basic Functions, Clinical
Reference Guides, and software links. Written by nurses for nurses from
the bedside, advanced practice to the classroom.
Offers a variety of software programs to assist educators in tracking
student's attendance to quiz taking. Teachers P.E.Tv2.0, Flip Chart
Express and Quizzler 2.01 are examples of the programs at Palmgear.com.