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David Esho Azadeh Moaveni Andrew Sparrow November 28, 2013

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1 Top 10 Apps for your Smartphone or Tablet: Teaching and Learning in the Office
David Esho Azadeh Moaveni Andrew Sparrow November 28, 2013 10:45 to 12:15

2 Faculty/Presenter Disclosure
Faculty: David Esho Program: 51st Annual Scientific Assembly Relationships with commercial interests: NONE 2 2

3 Disclosure of Commercial Support
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5 Faculty/Presenter Disclosure
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8 Faculty/Presenter Disclosure
Faculty: Andrew Sparrow Program: 51st Annual Scientific Assembly Relationships with commercial interests: NONE 8 8

9 Disclosure of Commercial Support
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11 Overview The increasing relevance of apps to medical practice
App categories you might find useful in your work Hands on Examples: Apps you can use to help you in your clinical work Apps that you can recommend for your patients Apps that you can use with your learners Q & A

12 What is an App App or application is a program designed to run on a mobile device Smartphones ( iPhone, Blackberry, Android devices, Windows mobile ) Tablets ( Apple, Samsung, Sony etc..)

13 Apps and Patients Smartphone use in Canada rapidly rising
Smart phone use increased by 40% Tablet use increased by 100% Canadians increasingly likely to get their health info from electronic sources 70% of Canadian internet users looked up medical information online 34% of app use related to health/fitness/wellness

14 Apps and Physicians Increasing adoption of apps by physicians
Fulfill multiple roles for a clinicians Education Rx CME Reference Tracking patient symptoms

15 App Categories that Every Physician Should Consider having:
Point-of-Care Reference Drug Database Note App Textbook / eBook App File Repository Medical Calculator Podcast/Video Player Explain an example of what each of these are P-O-C – Medscape / Epocrates – find and retrieve small piece of information while you are working – all within a minute. Synthesized evidence based medicine within 1 minute. Drug Database – different doses, pediatric dosing, pricing, generics, pill picture, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, pharmacology etc. Note App – something to easily file, edit and search for the nuggets of medical wisdom Textbook / eBook App – replace your giant bookshelf sagging with medical texts Calculator - …medical calculators, clinical prediction rules, risk stratificaiton, diagnostic criteria Pod and video player: watching to listening to programs via your phone

16 Clinical Question A 68yo M with gallstones and CAD is seen by a general surgeon and deemed too high-risk for cholecystectomy. He continues to have biliary colic despite dietary tx and analgesics. How well does Ursodiol work to dissolve cholesterol stones when surgery is relatively contraindicated? Android: Skyscape "gallstone" - DynaMed. BMJ: no match. UpToDate

17 Point of Care Apps iPhone Android Blackberry Medscape
Dynamed (Skyscape; free from CMA) Tarascon Family Medicine ($20) UpToDate ($$) BMJ BestPractice mobile site Epocrates ($100/yr) Skyscape 5-Minute CC ($99) or native app $99 or Epocrates Skyscape 5-Minute CC ($99) Wikipedia Apps DEMO MEDSCAPE

18 Dermatology You are working with a clinical clerk today. The clerk sees a diabetic patient with a new bullous rash on the shins. The clerk is unsure of the diagnosis. What app could you use to come up with a differential diagnosis of bullous rashes?

19 Dermatology Helper Apps
iPhone Android Blackberry Google Images (free) Google Images VisualDx ($100/year for family practice; $50/year for peds) Derm101 ($10/month; free 1 month trial) - Derm101 ($10/month) VisualDx (‘’) Skyscape Dermatology Suite ($99 x1) – Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas VISUAL DX DEMO MARCO Derm101 – online library for diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases. VisualDx – allows you to enter visual findings, body location, and other findings in order to generate a differential diagnosis

20 Scenario The clinical clerk you are working with has seen a 30 y.o man with uncontrolled asthma. You would like to start Advair. Your clinic rooms are full, but your phone is in your pocket. The same patient is also on lithium and ramipril. Do you have to worry about interactions? (100mcg) Drug Dosage Lookupe.g. adding Singulair to a patient with asthmaOpioid Conversione.g. switching a patient from Percocet to hydromorphone Rare Drug Side Effecte.g. a patient on lithium and ramipril has a history of non-pulsatile tinnitus for 3 months. Is it drug-related? Drug Interaction Checkinge.g. a patient on warfarin is diagnosed in the ER with pyelonephritis. Check interaction for cipro, Septra DS -> cefixime 400 mg po qd x 2 weeks ok

21 Drug Dosage Apps iPhone Android Blackberry Medscape Epocrates
Micromedex eCPS ($40/yr) Skyscape: RxDrugs(free) For Pediatric ER Drugs: Pedi safe ($1) Pedi safe ($4.50) DEMO EPOCRATES MARCO IS AN EPOCRATES LOVER DOUG LIKES MICROMEDIX

22 Drug Program Comparison
Use Case Best App(s) Very quick dose lookup Medscape, Epocrates, Lexicomp Detail on adverse effects, monitoring Micromedex, Lexicomp Canadian-specific formulary eCPS Drug interaction checking Epocrates, Medscape Opioid Conversion Opioid Converter (Android), Opioids Dosage Conversion (iOS), Opioid Morphine Equivalence Table (PSS) Rare Drug Side Effecte.g. a patient on lithium and ramipril has a history of non-pulsatile tinnitus for 3 months. Is it drug-related?Drug Interaction Checkinge.g. a patient on warfarin is diagnosed in the ER with pyelonephritis. Check interaction for cipro, Septra DS -> cefixime 400 mg po qd x 2 weeks ok

23 Scenario Ms. O’Brien is an 78 y/o new patient. She has a history of atrial fibrillation and COPD. Your clerk has taken a history and notes she is not on anticoagulants for her A fib. Ms. O’Brien has seen a cardiologist remotely but doesn’t remember why she is only on aspirin. What can you use to assess her risk of stroke on her current regimen? Clinical Prediction Rule or Mediquation

24 Examples of Useful Calculators and Clinical Prediction Rules
CHA2DS2-VASc Score, HAS-BLED score, CHADS2 for Afib Ranson’s Criteria Pregnancy date calculator Modified strep score / McIsaac Well’s criteria / DVT Clinical Probability FRAX

25 Calculator apps iPhone Android Blackberry Calculate by QxMD (free)
Archimedes (Skyscape; free) MedCalc ($10; used to be free) Mdcalc.com Mediquations Medical Calculator ($5.13) Mediquations Medical Calculator ($?) Ob (Pregnancy) Wheel FRAX app ($5.99) Not available... CAROC.pdf NO DEMO unles someone really wants to see it

26 Clinical Day Uptodate (membership connected)
Medscape (pharmaceutical funding) MedCalc Qx Calculate DxSaurus RX Files Stat ICD 9 Insulin DM2 Figure 1

27 Patient Resources A family comes in with a child with a fever. What handout could you give them quickly? Your G1P0 patient anxiously presents with a number of questions regarding her pregnancy. What apps can help? A type II diabetic sees you after a myocardial infarction and is looking for advice on lifestyle changes and disease management. Doug

28 Techy ways to educate patients
iPhone Android Blackberry WebMD Aboutkidshealth.ca BabyCenter My Heart & Stroke Health Diabetes GPS Visual Anatomy Smart phone to print to printers at the office Direct to website Direct to app Wireless printing from smartphone No reply Consider setting up smartphone printing or using an outgoing no-reply address (as long as you warn about security implications)

29 Apps to use with patients
MindShift DrawMD ImmunizeON Lose It Pepid MedSpeak Twitter

30 First Night on Call An elective med student resident is nervous about his first overnight call. He is worried he won't know what to do in the middle of the night when he is paged by the nurse. He is also nervous about having to dictate, since he has no idea what is expected in a standard dictation on this rotation. • Standard Dictations• MD On Call

31 On Call Apps iPhone Android Blackberry MD on Call ($5) MD On Call
Standard Dictations Medscape Quick Lab Ref ECG Guide by QxMd $~3 ECG Guide by QxMd $4.75 DEMO MD on call

32 Apps to use with your learners
SoundBuilder Auscultate ECG Guide Resuscitation MD on Call Read Podcasts

33 The Future of Medical Apps
The Wireless Future of Medicine: Eric Tolpol

34 Q and A How do I get started Which Apps are your favorites
Where can I find reviews of apps Non medical apps you find useful

35 Getting Started with iPhone/iOS
iTunes App Store MARCO 2 BASIC WAYS USE DEVICE ONLY WITHOUT USING COMPUTER AT ALL, EASIER CAN DO WITH ITUNES AND SYNC UP, ONLY COMPLICATE IF CHANGE COMPUTERS ICLOUD MAKES IT SEAMLESS Apple ID & account

36 Getting Started with Android
Buy an Android 4.0-compatible smartphone, e.g. Samsung Galaxy S3/4 Set up a google account and gmail Search and explore play.google.com/store Consider creating an outgoing account e.g. DOUG

37 Getting Started with Blackberry
Download the following apps: Skyscape Reader (www.skyscape.com/reader) DynaMed for Skyscape (www.cma.ca/dynamed) Epocrates Rx (www.epocrates.com/mobile/blackberry/rx) Medscape (www.medscape.com/public/blackberry) Blackberry App World (appworld.blackberry.com) MemoPad (preinstalled) for note taking Create quick home links to apps DOUG

38 Azi’s Favorite Apps (so far!)
Qxcalculate Epocrates Evernote CDC contraception 2010 BestPractice: as a website shortcut AFP by topic

39 Andy’s Favorite Apps Lexicomp – drug resource
Figure 1 – Instagram for healthcare workers LU Offline – Limited Use Codes Read – Finding articles CCS Lipids – CV risk scores to show patients QxCalculate – medical calculators Evernote – keeping track of info

40 Dave’s Favorite Apps Up to Date – Point of Care reference
MedCalc – Calculator Repository Stat ICD 9 – Look up Dx codes Pedi Stat – Genral Ped reference DxSaurus – DDX generator RX Files – Drug resource iBooks – Storage of Pdfs

41 Useful Sites iMedicalApps.com cma.ca/k4p Dozens of useful articles
Top 10 lists for each platform cma.ca/k4p Knowledge for Practice Links to free online resources DOUG


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