Technology applies


Where once stacks of dictionaries and tomes of encyclopaedia contained all the information, today the answer to every question can be found on mere inches of screen. Virginia Jordan presents the most useful phone apps for you.

 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

RCOG Guidelines

£4.99

This app contains all of the highly respected Green-top Guidelines developed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Rapid Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2nd Edition

£29.49

This pocket reference and revision guide is a must for all medical students and junior doctors preparing for major exams and gynaecology or needing a rapid reminder during a clinical attachment.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology

£34.99

The author team, combining both UK trainees and highly experienced obstetricians and gynaecologists, has put together a wealth of practical advice on diagnosing and managing common problems and emergencies.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Obstetrics & Gynecology, Tenth Edition

£49.99

The leading single-source book in women’s health care, reproductive medicine, and pelvic surgery.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, Handbook for Clinicians

£20.99

Completely rewritten and revised updated sixth edition. This pocket-sized compendium is dedicated to all aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology and contains over 500 tables, flowcharts and figures, making each topic easier to recall.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Manual of Obstetrics & Gynecology

£0.69

This app reviews the clinical evaluation and management of obstetrical and gynaecological problems. Obstetric calculators include estimated date of delivery and Bishop’s Score.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

OB/GYN Made Easy

£1.99

Just starting the OB/GYN rotation? Have no ideas where to start? Well look no further! OB/GYN Made Easy is specifically created for you.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology LANGE Q&A

£1.49

Questions and detailed answers covering topics in the USMLE Step 2 and Ob-Gyn clerkship exams are but a click away.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

 

 

Case Files Obstetrics & Gynecology OB/GYN (LANGE Case Files)

FREE (+ £20.99 for the Case Files)

Sixty high-yield cases in obstetrics and gynaecology are available to help you excel on the clerkship and improve your shelf-exam score. This free application includes one sample case from the 60 that are available through an in-app purchase for £20.99 of Case Files Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Case Files High-Risk Obstetrics (LANGE Case Files) McGraw-Hill Medical

FREE (+ £20.99 for the Case Files)

The ideal audience for this new app is medical students or residents in the field who like real life scenarios to accentuate their learning.  This free application includes one sample case from the 44 that are available through an in-app purchase for £20.99 of Case Files High-Risk Obstetrics.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Case Files Gynecologic Surgery (LANGE Case Files)

FREE

This app provides 40 clinical cases to illustrate evidence-based practice in the gynaecological surgery patient. Each case includes open-ended questions, extended discussions, ‘Practice Pearls’, a ‘Controversy’ discussion, comprehension questions, and references to the most current literature with a brief critique of each article.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

£0.69

Obstetrics and Gynecology covers the clinical evaluation and management of obstetrical and gynaecological problems.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

@Hand: Gynecology

£34.99

@Hand presents the history, diagnosis and prognosis of gynaecological conditions in an easy-to-use format.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

PreTest Self-Assessment and Review from McGraw-Hill

FREE

This free application includes paediatrics, medicine, psychiatry, surgery, neurology, family medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, neuroscience, and physical diagnosis. It provides questions and detailed answers covering the major topics included in the USMLE and medical boards; this app is a great place to start your test prep.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Gynaecology Multiple Choice Test

£0.69

Benefit from over 400 questions with answers that will get you ready for USMLE, ECFMG, NBME, etc.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Practice OSCEs in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

£33.99

This app is an essential practice and preparation tool for all medical students. It includes 60 practice cases, sample marking schemes preparation tips, and discussions all written by experienced OSCE examiners to ensure you excel in your exams.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

RevoLix HD

FREE

This is an app for surgeons and medical professionals. There is up to date information about specific uses of lasers in the medical field e.g. Endometriosis

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Midwifery

Tapatalk 2 for iPhone to access Midwifery Online

£2.49

Once the app has been installed on your mobile device, click on ‘Tapatalk’, click search and type in midwifery. ‘Midwifery Online’ should pop up, click on it and sign in to browse the forum via this app.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Safe Pregnancy and Birth

FREE

It is the only comprehensive app on pregnancy and birth developed specifically for low-resource settings. Perfect for working with community health workers or midwives with varied literacy levels, and ideal for those travelling to developing countries to work alongside community health workers or midwives.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Nurse Midwife Exam Prep

£2.49

The targeted, multiple-choice questions and detailed, explanatory answers are all written by midwifery experts; perfect to prepare you for the AMCB Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) exam.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Sexual health

Sexual Health Guide

FREE

A range of topics are covered which include positive sexual health, protection and contraception, information on STIs, FAQs, myths about sex, details of where to go for support and testing, useful videos and current news on sexual health.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Pregnancy

Blausen Reproductive Atlas

£2.99

This app provides a comprehensive set of reproduction-related 3D animations, detailing 51 conditions and procedures. Whether reproductive specialist, general practitioner, student or consumer, this is an ideal resource for communicating core concepts, right in the palm of your hand and right at point of care.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Ultrasound Protocols and Image Reference Handbook

£3.99

While most ultrasound students will find this application to be an invaluable learning tool, it is also created with the experienced sonographer in mind.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

Terminology

Animated Pocket Dictionary – Gynecology

FREE

The world’s first ever animated dictionaries that provide definitions of medical terms with the aid of realistic and narrated 3D animations, complimented with text definitions.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Calculators, calendars and charts

Lily Pro (Fertility and Period Tracker)

£5.49

This is an app for cycle charting, offering data charting for periods, cervical fluid and basal body temperature.

Available on the iPhone App Store

 

 

Calculate (Medical Calculator) by QxMD

FREE

Healthcare professionals working in obstetrics and gynaecology will benefit from clinical calculators and support tools for decisions found in this app.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

 

Obstetrics: OB Wheel + Medical Reference Tool

£1.49

This app contains a pregnancy wheel to calculate estimated due date, gestational age, and dates of conception, end of the 1st trimester, and end of the 2nd trimester by last menstrual period or ultrasound. After calculating this information, the application provides recommended screening tests for that gestational age.

Available on the iPhone App Store and Google Play Android Apps Shop

 

Legal disclaimer

The health information offered on this list is for general educational and informational purposes only.

The selected apps are compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and should work with the current iPhone model and iOS version at date of creation i.e. iPhone 5 with iOS 6. Some might not work on older iPhone models, and upgrades to newer versions of the iOS could also affect the functionality of the apps; please ensure that they will work with the combination of your iPhone model and iOS version before buying or installing. Some could have special iPad versions, which may have a different price. Those available on Google Play can also vary in price between devices.

Some apps might require “In-App Purchases” i.e. additional purchases, once they have been installed. iTunes and its licensors reserve the right to change, suspend, remove, or disable access to any iTunes Products, content, or other materials that are offered by the Service without notice. 

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The creator of the list is neither associated with Apple, Google or any of the companies providing apps/adverts nor responsible for the content found on these.

 

Author

Virginia Jordan, Library Assistant, Education and Training Centre Library, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester.

Virginia Jordan decided to move to England from Spain in 2003. Her career had always been focused on the tourism sector, but she found her fortune as a library assistant position, since 2004, at the Education and Training Centre Library in the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Her keen interest in research and knowledge as an iPhone user, together with the actual need for a comprehensive guide of apps for health professionals, were the perfect combination to take on the initiative and compile an app guide, once more generally for clinical and non-clinical staff, which since then through popular demand has become more specialised, in this case to cater for obstetrics and gynaecology professionals.

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