Category Archives: technology - p4
In a recently published article in the journal Resuscitation, 28 doctors and seven medical students in the pediatric department of a British hospital “were asked to prescribe both a dopamine infusion and an adrenaline infusion for a hypotensive child. For one calculation they used the BNFC as their reference source and for the other they [...]
If colleges and universities begin mandating that all class texts be eBooks, what would this mean for libraries?
In a recent post, the Krafty Librarian blog thoughtfully delves into the control issues faced by hospital IT departments when doctors make their rounds with iPads or other tablets, iPhones or other smartphones, etc. It has forced a paradigm shift for these departments: previously, security was focused on department or institution-owned equipment. They must now [...]
Review of the EBSCOhost app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Overall, it is a robust application with plenty of search options and tools. One feature lacking is the ability to export to citation management software.
Review of SpringerImages mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch.
According to the Technology Review website published by MIT, using a nanosensor “tattoo” and a modified iPhone, cyclists could closely monitor sodium levels to prevent dehydration, and anemic patients could track their blood oxygen levels. A team at Northeastern University’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is working to make this possible. They have created a specialized, [...]
Kid Normal References mobile app helps parents know where their child is in terms of height, weight, growth, etc.
Mobile medical app Dosecast can help patients track their medications better, which may help cut healthcare costs in the long run.
Undergoing surgery can be frightening at the best of times. But for children, surgery can be terrifying. At the Shriners Hospital in Chicago, child-life specialist Kia Ferrer has developed an iPad app that will provide a kid-friendly virtual walk-through of their treatment. As noted in Medill Reports, Ferrer explains that: “With Keynote, an iPad application [...]
In April 2011, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released its Embryo mobile app. Using images from the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s Carnegie Embryo Collection, this free app shows images of early stage human embryos for mobile devices. Features include human fertilization videos, photo micrographs of early-stage embryo development, 2D and 3D digital [...]