Mobile options for viewing subscribed resources

All subscribed resources can be viewed from mobile devices as most will dynamically resize. Some resources display better with mobile specific apps. Most require WIFI or a data plan for access. Occasional re-authentication will be required from a Library link. Where apps or mobile specific sites are available, it is essential to first establish an account from a Library link and then use those credentials to login on the mobile device, eg for BestPractice and UpToDate. Check details below for each resource.

Apps on this page

Point of care Drug information General medical Medical calculator Podcast

Point of care apps

UTD

UpToDate
You can access UpToDate anywhere using the app. Register for an account while on the South West Healthcare network then download the app from your app store.

BMJ

BMJ Best Practice

Evidence-based information for clinical questions. To use BMJ best practice, you will need to be connected to the South West Healthcare network, or have a Clinicians Health Channel account.

To install BMJ Best Practice:

  1. Register for a BMJ Best Practice personal account
  2. Download the BMJ Best Practice app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store
  3. Open the app and login using your BMJ Best Practice username and password, you do not need an institutional number.
CK

ClinicalKey & ClinicalKey Nursing

ClinicalKey helps clinicians rapidly access evidence-based, peer reviewed information. To use the app, you will need to register for a personal account with ClinicalKey while on the South West Healthcare network or using your South West Healthcare email address, then enable remote access under personal settings.

RCH

RCH Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. The Clinical Practice Guidelines have been developed to deliver up-to-date health information for both medical practitioners and the wider community.

Emergency NP

Nurse Practitioner Guidelines from the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. The Nurse Practitioner Guidelines have been developed to deliver up-to-date health information for paediatric specialties.

PICU

Paediatric Intensive Care Guidelines from the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. The Paediatric Intensive Care Guidelines have been developed to deliver up-to-date health information for paediatric specialties.


Drug information

ETG

Therapeutic Guidelines is available in app form for online or offline use eTG Complete

The process for registering, receiving and entering a token to access the eTG complete app is set out below. A user must register for a token from within their institutions authentication system.

  1. Registering for a token/receiving a token
    1. To request a token, go to the ‘Request a token’ page via this link: eTG.
    2. Complete each of the fields on this screen (see image below) and select ‘Submit’ to register for a token.
    3. You will receive a token. A token number should appear on the screen. This token is needed for accessing the app.You should also receive the token in an email.
  2. Entering a token to access the eTG complete app.
    1. Download the app from the App store or Google Play.
    2. Go through the usual steps to install the app.
    3. Choose ‘Institutional user login’ from the two options on the screen.
    4. Log in using your email and your token.

Renew your token here

MIMs MIMS apps

Available as both iMIMS (for iPhone) and MIMS for Android, the app contains a comprehensive list of Australian approved medicines. 

MIMS apps contain comprehensive, up to date information about Australian approved medicines.

iMIMS

To install iMIMS:

  1. Download iMIMS from the App Store on your phone. As it is a large file, we recommend downloading while using WiFi.
  2. Click this link to request access to iMIMS. Choose iMIMS. The next screen takes you to the MIMS request form. 
  3. Enter your  email address and click Proceed. 
  4. This will register you for MIMS and you will be given a Token Number
  5. Open iMIMS and login, entering using the Token Number when requested.
MIMS for Android

To install MIMS for Android:

  1. Download MIMS for Android from the Google Play Store on your phone.
  2. Click this link to request access to iMIMS. Choose MIMS for Android. The next screen takes you to the MIMS request form. 
  3. Enter your email address and click Proceed. 
  4. This will register you for MIMS and you will be given a Token Number
  5. Open the app and login, entering using the Token Number when requested.

Note: iMIMS and MIMS for Android applications are 430MB. We suggest that you download the content while connected to WiFi.

Mirco

Micromedex

MICROMEDEX Drug Information, MICROMEDEX Drug Interactions and MICROMEDEX IV Compatibility are available as mobile apps.

LactMed

LactMed App

A database of drugs and dietary supplements that may affect breastfeeding. Produced by U.S.  National Library of Medicine

Opioid

Opioid Calculator

This opioid equianalgesic calculator is designed for specialist and general medical practitioners as well as for medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain. Developed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FPM ANZCA). The opioid equianalgesic calculator has also been developed as a smart phone application in both Apple and Android versions. Free download from the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play Store.

Australian Medicines Handbook is available on the Clinicians Health Channel. We recommend creating a bookmark or home tile on your phone from the Clinicians Health Channel page, you will need a CHC account or OpenAthens account for this. 


General clinical resources

cardiology

American College of Cardiology Mobile Resources

physicians

American College of Physicians Mobile Clinical Guidelines

Australian Bites & Stings: First Aid Guide to Australian Venomous Creatures

CALD Assist

CALD Assist

CALD Assist™ iPad app is now available for free download from the Apple App Store - with the newly developed and evaluated Nursing Module. CALD Assist™ offers a simple and dynamic way for nursing staff and allied health clinicians to communicate with patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds when an interpreter is not available. CALD Assist™ was developed by Western Health in partnership with the CSIRO with support from Better Care Victoria, and with previous support from the Victorian Government Technology Innovation Fund.

Cochrane

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care. Our monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically chosen by the Editor-in-chief. Abridged Cochrane Reviews provide the best possible tablet and phone reading experience and they are downloadable for reading offline. The Bookmark feature allows you to create your own special collection of Cochrane Reviews across issues.

EBSCO eBooks

Read our collection of EBSCO eBooks from your phone. First you will need to create an EBSCO sign in, this can be done onsite using our EBSCO Discovery Service.

Download EBSCO eBooks from your app store and select South West Healthcare as your library. When you find a book you want to read it will ask you to sign into your EBSCO account. Find more information here

Heartpedia

Heartpedia

To educate families about the heart, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers an interactive, 3D app for iPhones, iPads and Android Devices. The app shows anatomically accurate images of congenital heart defects and repairs of those defects.

iAnatomy

A simple, portable anatomy atlas of the face, neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. 75 images with 60 actual CT scans of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.

iRadiology

iRadiology has a catalog of over 500 radiology cases designed to help medical students and residents improve their plain film, CT, and MRI reading skills.

Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online-AU is the mobile version of Lab Tests Online®AU, the free, award-winning website developed by pathologists and scientists that to help you better understand the pathology tests that are part of routine healthcare, diagnosis, and treatment.

Medscape

MedScape

“Medscape provides fast and accurate clinical answers at the point-of-care and is the leading medical resource for physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

With the Medscape app you can:

  • Quickly look up medications and dosages with our Drug Reference Tool
  • Avoid adverse drug combinations with our Drug Interaction Checker
  • Find vital information for patient care with evidence-based Disease & Condition reference
  • Stay current with the latest medical news and earn CME -- all in one place
  • Other useful resources within the app: Step-by-Step Procedural Articles, Medical Calculators, Pill ID Tool, Image Collections, Formulary Information, and more!”

MedX Secure Messaging System

MedX is a secure messaging system for AHPRA registered Australian doctors, designed to allow rapid communication of confidential medical information between verified medical colleagues. 

Medical Eponyms

Provides a database of eponyms for the iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Pocket PC.

Neomate

Neomate helps neonatal staff deal with various difficult situations on NICU. The app offers drug and fluid calculations, guides, and concise checklists to guide acute neonatal intensive care.

NeuroMind

NeuroMind offers neurosurgical differential diagnosis (text and mindmap), clinical scores, and the WHO Safe Surgery checklist.

Trauma

NSW Trauma App

Developed for NSW Health and NSW ambulance, the app include guidelines and facility information, educational material, medical calculators and evidence-based practice resources.

Okee

Okee in Medical Imaging

Help Okee and friends as they dodge sharks, navigate pipes before heading to X-ray, MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy. This app helps patients coming to hospital for a medical imaging appointment know what to expect. Through the use of games and information in this app, you and your family will feel more comfortable with everything that will happen at your appointment. Developed by the Royal Children's Hospital.

OKee
PubMed

PubMed for handheld

An app for finding journal abstracts and discovering relevant health information. Use PICO searching to find information.

ReadQxMD

ReadQxMD

Read by QxMD (Web / iOS / Android) allows you to follow your favourite ejournals along with keywords and topics.This app uses Open Athens, if you do not have an account set one up here.

Download Read by QxMD by following this link http://qx.md/read or search "QxMD" in the app store.

Once you've downloaded the mobile app and created an account for Read, follow the instructions below to connect to your institution.

  • From the homepage, click on the Account Settings icon at the top-left corner.
  • On the Account Settings page, select Institutional Access.
  • Click on the Add button at the top-right.
  • A list of institutions should appear. Search for our institution 'South West Healthcare'.
  • Select your open Athens account details. Click the Check icon. Congratulations, you're all set!

In addition to the App, you can also access on the web.

Test to See if You Have Logged in Successfully:

To see if you have correctly entered your credentials or logged in successfully to your institution, you can try to access one of the articles below. These are pay-walled articles that most institutions subscribe to, so you should have access to them. You can either click the hyperlinks below, or search the PMID of the article directly through the search bar in Read. If these do not work, please make sure your credentials are correct and contact your librarian to to make any necessary changes to your library account.

Please make sure when you are testing papers, you are not connected to your institution's WiFi-network. 

REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management)

Provides information about how to diagnose and treat radiation injuries.

TRAUMA

Trauma VictoriaCompanion app for the Victorian State Trauma System guidelines.

WHO

WHO e-Pocketbook

The WHO e-Pocketbook provides up-to-date, evidence-based clinical guidelines for children requiring hospital care.


Medical Calculators

Calc

Calculate by QxMD

Clinical calculator and decision support tool available freely for iPhone, Android, Windows 10 and web.

Sky

Skyscape Clinical Calculator

Free Medical Calculator provides mobile healthcare practitioners with the latest in trusted clinical information for more accurate, confident and informed decision-making at point-of-care.


Podcasts

Curated List of Podcasts

The subject areas in this guide contain websites which provide open access to clinically-oriented podcasts. Podcasts are audio recordings which can be listened to online, downloaded for playback via mobile devices such as iPods or smart phones or tablets, or converted to CD. Podcast series can often be subscribed to, so that each new broadcast is automatically downloaded.

Each of these sites are targeted towards health professionals. They deliver a broad mix of lectures, interviews, conversations, opinions and commentary. The content length can range from a few minutes to well over an hour. There are many journals which now release podcasts with quick editor summaries of the latest editions and author interviews. Podcasts can focus on specialised topics like this short Cochrane Podcast : Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise or this extended discussion from iCriticalCare podcast Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock You can listen while driving to work, doing the housework or when you are out for a walk on mobile apps like SoundCloud and PlayerFM, both of which are free to download.

Please contact us if you have feedback or suggestions for apps that should be included in this guide.

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