The Medical PDA is Not Dead - Expanding your ectopic brain without changing your phone.
Smartphones are terrific but not the only option.
Access to free or cheap quality software is still within reach without a smartphone and its associated monthly costs. The Wi-Fi capable Apple iPod Touch gives you access to numerous quality iOS medical applications without having to switch your phone or carrier.
3 Exceptional Examples of General iOS Programs Useful for the Respiratory Therapist:
MedCalc gives you easy access to an astounding array of medical formulas. It includes detailed information and bibliographic references for each formula. Free http://itunes.apple.com/app/medcalc-medical-calculator/id299470331?mt=8
Epocrates is one of the most most widely used medical apps. It provides clinical information on thousands of prescriptions and OTC drug products. It features a pill identifier, formulary information, a drug interaction checker and calculations. It is the exceptional free 1st part of a paid for comprehensive suite. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epocrates/id281935788?mt=8
Diagnosauras DDX is a reference tool that assists healthcare professionals with differential diagnosis at the point of care. You can quickly search over 1,000 diagnoses by organ system, symptom, disease or view all entries. $0.99 http://itunes.apple.com/app/diagnosaurus-ddx/id306402834?mt=8