Today’s clinicians are using various apps to improve safety and avoid liability. Consider these recommendations from your peers:
- IScrub Lite is an app designed to record hand hygiene observations. Designed by The University of Iowa, this free app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can monitor compliance without transcription, which might help avoid errors. You can record your observations with time, location, and job role, and you can customize these functions. The iScrub Lite app also allows you to email your observations. You can export a spreadsheet that is compatible with popular spreadsheet applications.
- Anesthesiologist is a free Android app that allows anesthetists to input an adult or pediatric patient’s weight and age, and the app provides doses of many common drugs. Airway management information is provided based on the patient’s weight and age. Reviewers say it doesn’t work with Android lollipop.
- Pristine EyeSight is a HIPAA-compliant app that allows remote consults with smart glasses such as Google Glass with a secure feed. Uses have included guiding a clinician through a wound care treatment, receiving remote support from medical device representatives, and allowing biomedical engineers to call technicians for assistance with device repairs. You need a pre-existing username and password from the company to use the app. The app is priced on a per-user, per-month basis. Video and images taken by the smart glass user are time-stamped, attributed to the device, and uploaded to a secure location in the cloud. EyeSight runs natively in the user’s website browser, supporting Android, iOS, and multiple brands of smart glasses.