Free Medical app is a must-have for medical students starting clinical rotations
- How well does this medical app serve as a mobile resource for medical students and residents learning basic medical procedures?
All medical students and residents must learn several basic procedures.
These procedures range from drawing blood and inserting IVs to putting on sterile gloves and suturing wounds.
RealWorld Procedures is a mobile app for iOS created by Hyperexis that organizes videos created by the PocketSnips Procedural Skills Project. It contains educational videos and descriptions of 12 common medical procedures.
These introductory videos are aimed at medical students as well as the intern level.
Videos are stored on the device and are available to watch even without internet or data access. A detailed text description of the procedure follows each video. The text reviews the background, precautions, equipment, positioning, procedure, tips, complications, and patient education.
- Brief, high yield videos demonstrating common procedures
- Replication of material in both audio visual and text
- Easy to navigate
- Only criticism is that we would love to see more procedures!
Healthcare providers that would benefit from the app
- Medical students, first year residents, and other health professionals learning common procedures
- This simple, free medical app is an excellent resource for medical students and residents learning basic medical procedures. This app is not currently available on the Android platform.
- User Interface – 5 - Very simple.
- Multimedia usage – 5 - Excellent.
- Price – 5 - Free.
- Real world applicability – 5 – Very useful for the intended audience.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Reviewed: Version 1.0
Device used: iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your health care provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or health care provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your health care provider.