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Bugs and Drugs and Bugs: The power of a medical app name
The terms "bugs" and "drugs" certainly aren't anything new, even used together as a common moniker in medical speak for prescription medications to combat infectious diseases. With hundreds of pathogens and equal numbers of anti-infective agents, a handy reference that can provide this type of up-to-date information to clinicians at the point of care would certainly be welcome. And, it's to that end that several developers have created such a tool for the smartphone, even using the "Bugs" and "Drugs" label. Here are several medical apps we've found with that label:
Orthopedic Patient Education
Orthopedic Patient Education is a point of care education tool that uses 3D animation to help patients visualize normal orthopedic anatomy, pathologic conditions, and some surgical treatments. The clinician has the ability to pause the animated videos at any point and draw on the screen, which allows for great flexibility in the use of this app as a starting point to describe a personalized treatment plan. BOTTOM LINE: While there are some other affordable options, this is an excellent tool for clinicians who see patients with a specific subset of orthopedic conditions. It provides a starting point for an explanation of select complex orthopedic conditions. It may be also useful to students and trainees in visualizing anatomy, conditions and treatments tha
PEER VIII Mini
Now in its 8th iteration, the PEER series (PEER stands for Physician's Evaluation and Educational Review) has been a question-bank that allows physicians to self-test before taking or retaking their boards. The app, available for both the iPad and iPhone (as well as print and online), provides discussions for the questions and references to the source material. Photographs and diagrams are also use in clinical scenarios. BOTTOM LINE: ACEP’s PEER VIII iPad edition is an excellent addition to other studying methods for the board exam, comes with a plethora of CME, and doesn’t have a horrible interface. The questions are thorough and authoritative and matc