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Here are some great apps nurses should consider downloading to their smart phones, tablets, and other handheld electronic devices.* Don't forget about Nursing2014's iPad app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nursing/id513269495?ls=1&mt=8), which offers supplemental content not available in the print journal.

 

gFlash+ Flashcards & Tests

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id286531709.

 

This app isn't designed specifically for nurses; however, it's a great resource to have when studying for exams. gFlash is a free-for-download flashcard app that allows users to create, download, and edit flashcards for almost any subject imaginable. It's compatible with iOS 6.1 or later devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).

 

Nursing Drug Handbook**

http://goo.gl/y8e8Qt.

 

The Nursing Drug Handbook app provides nurses with access to over 900 generic name drugs and more than 3,000 trade name drugs. With an emphasis on drug administration safety, it informs nurses about the newest approved drugs, approved and off-label uses, contraindications and precautions, and adverse drug reactions. It's reviewed weekly by pharmacists and nurses to keep it current. This app is compatible with Apple and Android devices.

 

Lippincott's Nursing Advisor**

http://goo.gl/B7Vvrp.

 

Lippincott's Nursing Advisor answers questions related to diseases and conditions, diagnostic tests, treatments, signs and symptoms, and more. It's updated four times a year. Clinicians can add their own protocols and notes to existing categories within the app, which is compatible with Apple and Android devices.

 

Medigram

https://www.medigram.com.

 

Medigram, a secure group messaging app, is downloadable on personal mobile devices. It was designed to improve communication and coordinate care among healthcare providers. It's compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and compatible with Apple and Android devices.

 

* This isn't a comprehensive list of all medical apps available for nurses. [Context Link]

 

** These apps are free to download; however, In-App purchases are required. [Context Link]