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Resources for Health Sciences - Tools

Archimedes
A medical calculator application with more than 150 essential tools which give you results in seconds. Downloadable for mobile devises and PCs. This is one of the applications available from Skyscape.

ChemIDplus
A free database from the National Library of Medicine of 400,000 chemical compounds. Records consist of name, synonyms, CAS number, molecular formula, and direct links to biomedical resources.  User may enter compound identifiers such as chemical name, CAS registry number, classification code, locator code, and structure or substructure. Searchable features include search and display by toxicity, lethal dose (LD50), by physical/chemical properties, and by molecular weight.

Diagnosaurus
This is a tool to help students and health care professionals with the diagnosis of more than 1000 diseases and conditions.  It is free to download to a Windows PC and costs $1.99 for mobile versions.

 Doctorcalc
Tools for doctors and other clinicians.  All require an iPhone or iPod.

 ePSS  Electronic Preventive Services Selector 
 
ePSS is a tool designed to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients.  This link will take you to a screen with the device options listed.  You will have to use your device to download the correct version.  Click here for instructions to use the tool.

iTunes Medical Applications

List of apps from iTunes.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
Links and descriptions to websites with resources in the health sciences.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Includes: AHRQ Evidence Reports, Hospital-Acquired Conditions, Hospital-Acquired Conditions, Complementary Web Sites, Mobile Device Resources, and Patient Education Materials.

NCBI (The National Center for Biotechnology Information)  YouTube Channel
Videos to help to use NCBI resources.

Skyscape
Skyscape is the name of the company and the name for smart phone and tablet applications.  Omnio is used for their iPad products. The tools are free downloads, but require registration.

Resources include:   Archimedes Medical calculator (described above).  RxDrugs: Comprehensive information on thousands of brands and generics, with interaction checker, pill images, dosing calculators, and formulary information.      Outlines in Clinical Medicine: Evidence-based clinical information on hundreds of topics, presented in a convenient outline format.   MedAlert™: Get notified about the latest trial results, clinical news, and drug alerts.

WebSurg, the e-surgical reference
Requires free registration. Articles, apps, and news for surgeons.  Some apps are free; some require annual payment.

Winking Skull
Web site for the interactive study of anatomy. Free access includes more than 250 illustrations and 170 test questions.  Paid access includes 600 or 1800 illustrations.