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.

Point of care apps

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 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.

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 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.

Drug information

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.
    4. 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.

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.


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.


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

LactMed App

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

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

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


“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. 


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

Medical Eponyms

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


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

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.

REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management)

Provides information about how to diagnose and treat radiation injuries.

PubMed for handheld

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

WHO e-Pocketbook

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

Medical Calculators

Calculate by QxMD

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

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.


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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