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Software is like sex, it’s better when it’s free - Linus Torvalds
This page lists the most useful free PDA software which doctors and other healthcare professionals might find useful.
Epocrates - free drug reference for Palm and PPC; free updates on syncing and bonus multi-drug interation checking.
John Hopkin’s Antibiotic Guide -a handheld-ready adaptation of the online ABX Guide. It is optimized for use at the point of care for Palm OS devices
Shots - immunization guide for PalmOS
Medcalc - the best very comprehensive medical calculator for PalmOS (and now PPC)
Archimedes - free calculator for PalmOS and WM
MedMath - another free medical calculator
PICU Tools - a collection of several databases and calculators for use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
PALS 2006 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support algorithm (PPC only)
Nephro v4.0 : a medical calculator to get quick test results on nephrology based problems.
ICUmath - medical calculator for adult ICU that uses 85 medical equations
Cardiomath - a PalmOS calculator with over 50 commonly used formulas in cardiovascular medicine
OB Suite - includes a standard OB wheel and more!
Lipid Calc - calculates lipids and the metabolic syndrome
General References and Utilities:
Diagnosaurus: McGraw-Hill’s free PDA tool which has 1000+ differential diagnosis to help you make informed decisions. Palm and PPC.
MD on Tap: an application for PDAs that retrieves MEDLINE� citations directly from the PDA through a wireless connection to the Internet (download link)
My Procedures v1.1: a freebie which trainees and students who need to keep medical procedure logs might want to have in their PDAs.
CME Watch - keep track of your CME Hours on your Palm.
Neobassinette - NICU rounding tool and database.
Eponyms - a list of 1,600 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing’s sign, Virchow’s node) with descriptions.
Statcoder Productivity Suite: lots of free utilities like Growth charts, Cholesterol guide, Hypertension guide. Grab the full suite download here
PalmEKG - an ECG/EKG field guide for the Palm PDA
HCSIT- Handheld Computer Smoking Intervention Tool
Meistermed’s Free Clinical References in iSilo format. Check out more references in the iSilo Medical Depot
Pulmonary Embolism Paths - a free program to help you in the management of PE
Medrules - useful clinical prediction rules taken from the medical literature
Apgar score - point score evaluation in your Palm
BiliTool - uses the 2004 AAP Guidelines for management of Hyperbilirrubinemia in Newborns (download link)
BreastCa 1.0 - a breast cancer risk prediction tool
COPD Guidelines Tool 1.0 - contains the guidelines developed by The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) (download link)
EM Rules - A compendium of decision rules, calculators, scores for the EM physician
GAYF - Geriatrics at your fingertips, free PDA version of the online reference for Geriatrics. Palm and PPC.
Haemoncrules - my very own of course
dt-MMSE : Mental State Examination
MenStat - another MMSE guide
Pedi-dose - calculation of pediatric drug doses, burn fluid replacement, pediatric trauma Score, GCS, and age related vital signs
Pneumotox - a database about drugs that may damage the respiratory system
Pneumonia Severity Index Calculator: an interactive tool to assist clinicians in determining the most appropriate care for newly diagnosed cases of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at the point of care. Palm and PPC
General PDA Applications and Utilities:
Date calculators: we might need to work out “how many days have elapsed since surgery/transplant” , appointment dates etc. See the posts on Date calculator, Date calculator II, Date calculator III for links to these useful apps.