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Barwon Health Library Service: Clinical Apps & Podcasts

Evidence for Excellence

Clinical Apps & Podcasts

Download any of the following apps so you can search for information while you're on the go...

Please contact us if you have feedback or suggestions for apps that should be included in this guide

Point of Care Apps

UpToDate

UpToDate
This resource is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource. The app is optimised for  iOS or Android devices. 

To access on your mobile device:

  1. Register a free UpToDate account while you are on the Barwon Health network
  2. Download the app free
  3. Sign into the app with your UpToDate registration username and password.

Nursing Advisor
Nursing Advisor provides instant evidence-based content at the point of care. 

  • Using a Barwon Health computer create a personal Lippincott account by self-enroll. Your Lippincott account will give you access to both Advisor and Procedures content.
  • See instructions on downloading and obtaining access to the mobile app

CK

ClinicalKey
CK helps you access evidence-based, peer- reviewed information. 

  1. Register a user account while you are on a Barwon Health network.
  2. Download freely from iTunes (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
  3. Login into the app using your CK registration email and password.

bmj

BMJ Best Practice
BMJ is a clinical decision support tool. Available on iOS and Android devices.

  1. Create an account 
  2.  Use your newly registered BMJ Best Practice login details to access the App.

Lab Tests Online-AU
Developed by pathologists and scientists to help with quick confirmation regarding particular pathology tests

ViaTherapy
Best practice and evidence-based recovery interventions for upper extremity stroke rehabilitation – 
at your fingertips.

Drug Information

eTG

eTG Complete
​This is available for both Apple and Android phones. You must be on the Barwon Health network to register. 

See the eTG Complete App Guide for instructions on how to access this app.

​LactMed from the National Library of Medicine will help you find information about drugs / supplements and breastfeeding. 

mims

 MIMs 
MIMS apps contain up to date information about Australian approved medicines.  

  1. You must Register via Clinicians Health Channel.
  2. You will be sent an activation email. Select the Activate My Registration link.
  3. Download the App
  4. You will need to request access to iMIMS/MIMS. Select your preferred mobile version  
  5. You will be redirected to the MIMS request form.
  6. Enter your CHC email address and click Proceed. This will register you for MIMS and you will be sent a Token Number.
  7. Open iMIMS and login with your Registered email and password.  Use the  Token Number to finalise the login.
  8. Accept terms and conditions.
  9. Please note, due to the large file size when downloading the first time, download time may be slow.

Micromedex Drug Ref

 Micromedex Drug Ref 
Micromedex Drug Reference provides clinical care professionals with on-the-go access to drug information, when and where it’s needed most.  

  1. You must Register via Clinicians Health Channel.
  2. Get the app password by visiting the Micromedex website.
  3. Choose ‘Download Centre’ from the top right hand corner of the page
  4. Note the password displayed in bold
  5. Open the app on your device and when prompted enter the password and select ‘Continue’
  6. The app is now ready to use

General Resources Apps

BrowZine
Bookshelf your favourite eJournals to read at your leisure. More info...

Cochrane Library
The free Cochrane Database App contains systematic reviews in health care. 

Calculate by QxMD
Free Clinical calculator & decision support tool.

Skyscrape Clinical Calculator
Free medical calculator provides healthcare practitioners with trusted clinical information for more accurate, confident and informed decision-making.

Clinical Resource Apps

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)
This app contains paediatric emergency algorithms produced by Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Australia, for medical professionals working in acute care in Australia

LP

Nursing Procedures
Nursing Procedures contains over 1700 procedures covering a range of nursing specialties. 

  • In partnership with the Australian College of Nursing, 160 step by step procedures and skills have been adapted for Australian conditions
  • Using a Barwon Health computer create a personal Lippincott account by self-enroll. Your Lippincott account will give you access to both Advisor and Procedures content.
  • See instructions on downloading and obtaining access to the mobile app

RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines
The free app enables you to search and browse more than two hundred clinical practice guidelines and they can be viewed offline. 

RCH Emergency Nurse Practitioner
The free app provides in-depth guides on paediatric assessment, common diagnostic findings, and important red flags to observe for in practice. 

Micromedex Drug Ref

 Paediatric Intensive Care Guidelines 
These guidelines are the essential clinical information that registrars need to know in a busy cardiac and general paediatric ICU.  

  1. Apple available on the App Store.
  2. Android available on Google play.

Heartpedia
The app shows anatomically accurate interactive 3D images of congenital heart defects and repairs of those defects.

Podcasts

BMJ Talk Medicine Podcasts
Podcasts from the BMJ and specialist journals.

Cochrane Podcasts
Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews.

Health Translations Podcasts
recently developed five-part podcast series which explores the way language, culture and health interact.

JAMA Podcasts
Podcasts that explore the latest original research and current clinical topics.

MJA Podcasts
interviews with researchers and other industry members about medical breakthroughs, potential avenues of future research, and issues affecting the industry.