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This guide provides details for using Rush Library databases on Mobile Devices compiled by the Reference Librarians here at Rush.
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Database Apps Available

The following databases have software and/or apps available for individual purchase.

Recommended Medical Apps

  • 3D Virtual Simulation Medical Apps: Upper Respiratory Virtual Lab / iLarynx
    Designed to reduce the learning curve of using the bronchoscope. It allows students to see what to expect when performing intubation before progressing to practice mannequins.
  • AHRQ ePSS (Electronic Preventative Services Selector)
    The ePSS application was developed to assist primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients based on the recommendations of USPSTF. Enter patient data, and the app will give you screening recommendations.
  • Animated Essential Atlas of Anatomy
    A sound knowledge of the structure and function of the human body in all of its intricacies is the foundation of medical education. The Focus Animated Essential Atlas of Anatomy and Physiology is one such tool that provides enormous ways to learn, review and teach the human anatomical systems and their physiology.
  • CPR game
    The CPR Game is a unique and fun cardiac arrest simulator for persons with advanced CPR training. It has been developed to help healthcare/medical students, residents, paramedics and nurses become more proficient in advanced CPR. It is designed for someone who has taken BLS, ACLS or ATLS.
  • Docphin
    Allow users to select their favorite medical journals and store articles for viewing. Works with Library’s proxy system to give access to institutional subscriptions.
  • DoctorCalc
    A list of apps available including lab values, sedation, jaundice, vaccines, etc.
  • Draw MD
    Actually a series of apps- It has been recognized in lists of top 10 medical apps for at least the last 3 years. Currently 12 different specialties covered: General Surgery, OBGYN, Cardiology, Orthopedics, ENT, Urology, Vascular, Female Pelvic Surgery, Anesthesia and Critical Care, Pediatrics, Thoracic Surgery and Transplant Surgery. High quality illustration that can be marked up demonstrate complex surgical procedures: ideal for educating students and patients.
  • Epocrates
    Another app listed over and over again among best free medical apps. A gateway to additional apps available for a fee.
  • Essential Anatomy
    Essential Anatomy contains over 2,500 highly detailed anatomic structures. Each one of these structures allows the user to access the correct audio pronunciation in English, along with the associated Latin nomenclature. Essential Anatomy is designed to be a seamless and fluid 3D experience. Simple navigation allows the user to intuitively find, isolate and bookmark any anatomic structure of arrangement.
  • Eye Chart Pro
    Eye Chart Pro is a randomizable visual acuity exam. It’s remote-controlled, pleasant for patients and providers, and FREE. Similar chart projector functionality usually costs over $1000!
  • First Aid (American Red Cross)
    Provides lessons and tests for a variety of common medical conditions including allergies, wounds, strokes, heart attacks, burns, choking, seizures, unconsciousness, etc. Provides the absolute basic and tells you to call 911 and wait most of the time. Gives first aid preparedness steps in the event of emergencies.
  • Genetics for Medics
    Includes more than 200 common syndromes. It allows searching by symptoms and shows chromosomal locations of conditions. This app provides a quiz feature.
  • Heart Murmur Pro - The Heart Sound Database
    Learn heart murmurs the easiest way possible with Heart Murmur Pro. With 23 heart sounds included along with a wealth of clinically relevant information for each, you'll master heart sounds in no time at all.
  • Hematology Outlines
    The Hematology Atlas allows multiple interactive options (e.g. rapid side-by-side comparisons of the individual entities, etc.), encompasses the normal and abnormal hematologic entities and displays them all through a very user-friendly environment.
  • iStethoscope Pro
    iStethoscope Pro turns your iPhone into a stethoscope, allowing you to listen to your heatbeat and see your heart waveform, or listen to other quiet sounds around you.
  • Medibabble Translator
    Organized around standard history taking approaches. Comes with Spanish as a default, although additional languages can be downloaded free of charge.
  • MedPage
    MedPage Today Mobile puts breaking medical news, comprehensive reference information and FREE CME/CE credits at your fingertips, with daily coverage of over 30 specialties and annual coverage of over 60 meetings and symposia.
  • Medscape
    Database with current research articles and medical references. Very good for checking drugs and drug interactions. Requires free registration.
  • Micromedex
    Contains 4500 search terms generic drug names, trade names, therapeutic class, black box warnings, pediatric and adult dosage information, drug interactions, pregnancy category, etc.
  • Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D
    Exposes the different layers of muscle within the human body. Rotating the model in one direction will slowly remove superficial layers exposing deeper muscles until the skeleton is reached. Includes quizzes.
  • New England Journal of Medicine app
    Provides content for current issue, including Online first. Includes, Articles, Images, Audio, Video entries. W/ SUBSCRIPTION: Full content to archives as well as current subscription
  • Neurolocalizer
    Neuro Localizer is a free application for medical professionals – or for anyone who wants to know more about how the nervous system works - interested in exploring the basics of neurologic localization.
  • Nurse Tabs
    Nurse Tabs comes in three parts, Fundamentals, Med Surg, Pharmacology. Or all three can be purchased as “Nurse Tabs Complete” for a reduced price. Complete allows the user to take and save note. Updates are free.
  • QxCalculate
    Focused on highlighting tools which are actually useful in clinical practice and serve to impact diagnosis, treatment or determining prognosis. Point-of-care tools in the areas of cardiology, internal medicine, nephrology, general practice, hematology, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, oncology, orthopedics, respirology, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery and obstetrics.
  • Radiology 2.0
    Provides two ways to view the data it contains, by known diagnosis and by unknown. The discussion feature highlights the relevant parts of the scans and explains what can be deduced from said parts. In this manner, the discussion offers a detailed look at the imaging of many common Emergency Department presentations, offering a compelling introduction for non-radiologists and trainees to ER imaging pathology.
  • Read by QxMD
    Read by QxMD’ provides a single place to discover new research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed. It provides a simple interface that drives discovery and seamless access to the medical literature by reformatting it into a personalized digital medical journal.
  • Shots by STFM
    Shots by STFM is a quick reference guide to the 2011 Childhood, Adolescent, and Adult Immunization Schedules for the United States.
  • Skyscape
    An invaluable clinical decision-support tool for physicians, nurses, students and other HCPs.
  • Soundbuilder
    A learning tool designed to help improve the auscultation skills of students and practicing clinicians. There are 14 unique lessons - based upon key heart sounds - that combine text, a virtual mannequin, 3D cardiac animation and dynamic waveforms. This tool is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended for diagnostic purposes.
  • Wrist Repair
    Interactive patient education app that demonstrates the Open Reduction Procedure. A common wrist fracture treatment used when the bone is fragmented or difficult to reduce and may require screws and a plate to hold the fragments in place.

MD Consult

In order to access MD Consult with your mobile device, you will first need to create an individual login.  Complete the registration form here to create a unique username and password.  Click on Continue to submit your information.  Once your account is created, go to MD Consult Mobile using the web browser on your mobile device and login using your new personal username and password.


    Facts and Comparisons

    Facts and Comparisons is accessible through a mobile-friendly website and a variety of apps.

    Nursing Reference Center App

    For mobile access to Nursing Reference Center, click on the “New: NRC iPhone/iPod Touch Application” link on the bottom of this page

    General Resources

    The following are useful general resources which have mobile-friendly sites.

    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      The CDC's mobile source for credible health information.
    • MedlinePlus
      Mobile-friendly consumer health site produced by the National Library of Medicine.
    • PubMed Mobile
      Access the PubMed database through a mobile format.
    • PubMed on Tap
      PubMed On Tap searches PubMed and PubMed Central to find, display, and import reference information and pdfs of the full article (if you have access privileges). You can search your personal reference library, organize your references in groups (static and smart), and email references from your device to yourself or others in a form suitable for reading or importing into desktop reference management applications.
    • Radiation Emergency Medical Management  
    • TOXNET
      Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
    • WorldCat
      OCLC's mobile-enabled catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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