It’s been a couple of years since our last post highlighting the best nursing apps around. We scoured the app marketplaces to bring you some new specialized nursing/medical apps (free, of course) that might come in handy in the day-to-day practice of your profession. Introducing the best nursing apps in 2020.

    On the Job

    QxMD — All-in-one clinical calculator and clinical decision support tool covering more than 400 topics. The app also provides access to current published research in specialties ranging from addiction medicine to vascular surgery. Its COVID-19 tool provides a prognostic tool, ventilation protocol, and reference books. Apple and Android

    Nursing Dictionary by Farlex — Instant access to more than 56,000 medical terms, tests, drugs, and 9,000+ images from medical dictionaries including Dorland’s, Mosby’s, Stedman’s, and others. Apple and Android

    Disease Dictionary — Handbook of medical disorders and diseases with detailed definitions, symptoms, causes, and treatment information. Use on- or offline. Apple and Android Medication Guide — The easiest way to look up drug information, identify pills, and check interactions. Internet connection required. Apple and Android

    Medical Spanish — A useful phrasebook with common questions, explanations, and instructions covering a broad range of situations. Includes the options to see phrases written out phonetically or hear them spoken slowly by a native Spanish speaker. Android

    MediBabble — Another Spanish-language history-taking and physical exam application. Translated questions and instructions all playable as high-quality audio recordings. Apple

    Keeping up Your Skills

    Nursing CE Connection — Earn continuing education contact hours on the go. View and complete CE courses offline and automatically sync them with your CE Planner account to access your certificate. Apple and Android

    EKG Mastery — Now’s the time to brush up on your EKG reading skills. This app offers complete 12-lead EKG image strips, clinical guidelines, heart diagrams, and useful interpretation tips. Apple and Android

    PubMed — Find the latest research in the PubMed database of over 21 million citations for biomedical articles and life science journals. Features keyword search with options. Apple and Android

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