The ‘Patient Safety Manual’ originally existed in paper format and had been created by senior consultants from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to aid junior doctors. Over several years this paper manual evolved into an invaluable guide to common clinical situations, such as chest pain, alcohol withdrawal or hypertension, and commonly needed reference material, such as optimum fluid management, common drug doses... more »
Your favourite existing health app
Malnutrition is a major public health issue as at any one time more than 3 million adults in the UK are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, the majority living in the community. Additionally, around 1 in 3 of adults is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition on admission to hospital or recent admission to care homes. However, much malnutrition remains unidentified and untreated, unnecessarily increasing... more »
At Birmingham Children's Hospital we are developing an app that is a paediatric anaesthetic drug dose calculator based on the drugs in our formulary that we use every day. These doses will have been checked by our pharmacists and anaesthetic consultants. Our hospital anaesthetic guidelines for emergency care of children will be available at a glance. This will provide an easy check for our doctors giving drugs and care... more »
'Thrombosis Guidelines' by Cranworth Medical Ltd. Free to download. Over the last few years the multidisciplinary Thrombosis and Thromboprophylaxis committee at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have developed a unique and expansive range of guidelines for the prevention and management of venous thromboembolism and also for the management of anticoagulation in adult hospital inpatients. The guidelines are presented... more »
Whzan has a telehealth app for Android phones and tablet PCs. With it the clinician can create a schedule of events and reminders, receive and view measurements made remotely from patient held instruments such as blood pressure/ glucose/ oxygen, weight, temperature and respiratory function, see patient responses to wellbeing questionnaires and more. All the data is logged onto a patient management website where, as a... more »
Gym Training by Weightplan.com http://tinyurl.com/weightplanapp is an exercise database and exercise routine planner. Weightplan puts over 600 HD exercise photos and videos at your fingertips. With 30 preset gym routines for you to follow you’ll quickly improve strength, tone and muscle mass. Weightplan makes it easy to plan your exercise and track your fitness progress. Watch fully qualified Personal Trainers guide you... more »
My favourite map is the Bowel Cancer Map http://www.bowelcancermap.org An interactive tool to provide bowel cancer data for your area and to highlight variations in mortality and incidence across the UK. The Map is an ongoing project and in time will become an information resource used to support and empower patients whilst making decisions about their treatment and care, to highlight inequalities in outcomes for bowel... more »
HealthUnlocked is an online support network for Patient Organizations that plugs into clinical care. We already have over 30 organizations on board and the network is growing every day. It lets patients share experiences, monitor their health, and share the outcome of their treatment with doctors online using PROMs (Patient Recorded Outcome Measures) as well as symptom tracking tools. Patients involved in these networks... more »
DynaMed a Point of Care app for Doctors: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/
Health Places from Health iQ is an iPhone app that identifies where you are and tells you all the healthcare related service, including maps and directions. It even has telephone numbers so that you can contact them directly. Available now on iPhone and iPad from the AppStore. Will be available on Android soon...
Livestrong have produced a combination of apps designed to help you lose weight. The main ones I have used is my plate which helps you, via either the app or the website depending on where you happen to be eating, track your calories, and the excercise tracker. It's the combination of access points which I found most helpful, web & mobile.
In an attempt to get my head around my grandmother's recent Alzheimer's diagnosis (I'm her main caregiver) and try to figure out a pattern to her "good" and "bad" days, I stumbled across this app http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/alztrack/id449453732?mt=8 (ALZTrack). It would be ideal if I had some way of being able to track her day-to-day symptoms/memory loss episodes/moods and be able to present them to the memory clinic/GP... more »
Sleep Cycle is my favourite health-related app. It uses the accelerometer and gyroscope in the iPhone to monitor your movement in bed and from this it can deduce the level of sleep you are in. In the morning the alarm is timed to go off when you are in the lightest stage of sleep, making it easier to wake up. The app also keeps a record of total sleep time and the patterns of your sleep. I find that by using the app I... more »
My idea/favourite app is... www.braininjurygroup.org.uk which offers support to families of people who have suffered serious brain injuries.
Mood monitoring for bipolar. Oxford university