NHS South Central SHA has recently produced two learning modules in the form of apps for mobile phones. Aimed primarily at nurses and midwives, one provides refresher learning on Adult Drug Calculations, the other on the Compatibility of Injectable Medicines. Developed with content from local subject experts, both are free to anyone in the UK with an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. Google 'Adult Drug Calculations ...more »
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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 »
iphone app which uses established formulae to show people how their blood alcohol level will rise and fall after a drink, it also shows the astonishing increase in the risks of having an accident while driving with various alcohol levels.
In 2010, NHS Coventry launched a smartphone app which supported the Get the Right Treatment campaign. The app uses data from NHS Choices to give the user the locations of their nearest GP, pharmacy and Walk-in Centre from their current position. An update was launched earlier this year which included information and directions to the various sexual health services in the city. As of June 2011, the app had been downloaded ...more »
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 »
Wellnote by Dr Darzi has been developed by Professor Ara Darzi and a team of doctors from Imperial College Healthcare and Imperial College London. The app empowers users to take more control over their health and allows them to rate the quality of care they receive. The app includes the following functions; Find Services - see all your local healthcare providers (currently available in England only) Ratings - see Wellnote ...more »
Thrombolysis (or “clot busting drug”) is used to treat stroke caused by a blocked blood vessel to part of the brain (ischaemic stroke). Before treatment, a clinician must assess the patient to ensure they are suitable to receive thrombolysis and then consider the balance of risks and benefits with the patient and/or relatives as appropriate. The main side effect of thrombolysis is bleeding in the brain (intracranial haemorrhage), ...more »
Vasculitis Webinars is a facility delivered by The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation offering an online seminar with a guest panel of Vasculitis specialists. The facility allows patients to access a quarterly seminar to listen to the latest guidance information from the comfort of their home. The panel provide presentation on specialist elements of the disease and patients have the facility to interact and submit questions. ...more »
CaSH 2U (Contraception & Sexual Health). An App designed for young people to dowload to their mobile phones giving details of clinics and venues where emergency contraception, chlamydia testing, advice, pregnancy support, free condoms are available across Wirral. Young people do not like leaflets!!! Now they have our services at their fingertips. Allows a postcode search to find nearest venues, lists the high schools ...more »
Rally Round helps carers seek and co-ordinate practical help from family and friends - fetching the shopping, cutting the grass, mending the dripping tap etc. It can also help reduce loneliness "Can someone please pop in Thurs after 2pm to see John, as he's been on his own for 2 days". Rally Round is at www.rallyroundme.com and a video tour is at www.rallyroundme.com/tour The 'state of play' for each person being helped ...more »
I Can Do It is a site that integrates with facebook and encourages people to commit to activities, related to the 5 ways to wellbeing. See www.icandooit.com for a short video tour. 43% of UK population have a Facebook account - only Hong Kong and Canada have a greater proportion of citizens as users! Users choose activities from a default list for each of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing (keep active, connect etc) or they type ...more »
My Favourite app is from Heart Uk and is called HealthUnlocked. Here people who have inherited cholesterol can discuss and get advice on this illness. When diagnosed with inherited cholesterol it can be a worrying time and this site comes with help and ways to combat the problem.