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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...

Clinical Apps & Resources Quick FAQ Information

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

Point of Care Apps


This resource is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource. Barwon Health staff can install the UpToDate App on their mobile device. 

To access on your mobile device:

  1. Register for an UpToDate account while you are on a Barwon Health network computer
  2. Download the free app from your App Store
  3. Sign into the app with your UpToDate registration username and password.
  4. If you have an existing UpToDate account from another health organisation log into your account on a Barwon Health computer and your account will be then moved to Barwon Health

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 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 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

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

Medicines Information


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

  1. You need a token to activate app on a mobile device - token information found on CHC webpage


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

AMH - Currently there is no mobile app developed for AMH - access AMH through the CHC webpage 

  1. AMH Mobile Site Information.
  2. If you are accessing offsite you will need to log in with your Clinicians Health Channel login

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

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


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

CALD Assist
CALD Assist™ offers a simple and dynamic way for nursing staff and allied health clinicians to communicate with patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds when an interpreter is not available

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.

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

General Resources Apps


A comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge accessible anywhere. 

To access on your mobile device:

  1. Create a MyAccess Profile by clicking on Barwon Health Library in the top right-hand side of the webpage while you are on a Barwon Health computer
  2. Download the free app from your App Store
  3. Sign into the app with your MyAccess Profile username and password.
  4. To keep your MyAccess Profile active, you must sign into your profile every 90 days on a Barwon Health computer.

Bookshelf your favourite eJournals to read at your leisure

Read by QxMD
One tap access to full text provided by the library.

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.


Barwon Health 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.

This Study Shows Podcasts explores how to connect research with emotions and experiences, transforming the way science is shared

Clinical Podcasts by subject -  (you will be directed to a podcast list compiled by the librarian at The Prince Charles Hospital Library)