There are many mobile apps out there which are designed and intended for paramedics and EMTs. These apps bring pharmacology and clinical reference, procedure guides, and communication tools right at their fingertips.
Although there are many useful apps for paramedics and Emergency Medicine technicians, some of them are more popular than the others. Here, we listed some of them.
Pulsara app is a real-time, team communication platform that brings an entire emergency network at your fingertips.
The app keeps responders and hospital staffs connected throughout specific emergencies like a heart attack or strokes, which are all time-sensitive.
The goal is to improve the speed and efficiency of the treatment and eliminate miscommunication and delays in care.
Pulsara app is intended to facilitate communication and accelerate the preparation of acute care coordination only, not for making diagnostic or treatment decisions.
All communication is HIPAA-compliant and secure.
The app is available for Android and iOS for free.
eMedic app is one of the most popular mobile guides for paramedics, first responders, EMTs, and other medical professionals.
It provides them with more than 100 records covering medical and trauma emergencies from chest pain to hypernatremia, more than 700 medical acronyms and abbreviations, 200+ anatomy diagrams, algorithms and calculators, 400+ most prescribed medicines, including all popular emergency medicines and many over-the-counter drugs, and more.
eMedic app is available for $9.99 on iOS only.
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Paramedic Protocol Provider App
Paramedic Protocol Provider app provides quick offline access to over 350 field treatment protocols from the USA, Canada, and Ireland.
Users can quickly browse indexed content, or by using search option or favorites tab. The app also allows adding notes for each individual entry.
Paramedic Protocol Provider app provides customized hospital contact information and mapping, which is available on iOS devices only.
The app is available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for $9.99.
Paramedic Pocket Prep App
Whether you are seeking employment as an EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic, you will have to pass an NREMT (the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) exam, which is the nation's standard in EMS certification.
Paramedic Pocket Prep app is a powerful exam simulator that allows users to create customized practice tests with detailed answer explanations for every question in order to prepare for the NREMT Paramedic (NRP) exam.
The app provides two practice modes: Simulation and Study, with 30 free questions available with the initial download, and 600 total questions that can be unlocked with in-app purchases.
The app covers the following topics: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation, Trauma, Cardiology & Resuscitation, Medical & Obstetrics/Gynecology, and EMS Operations.
Paramedic Pocket Prep app is available for iOS and Android.
Paramedic Tutor App
Paramedic Tutor app was designed to help paramedics and Emergency Medicine technicians improve their skills, knowledge, and ability in the field of paramedicine.
The app provides several ways to interact with the material to enhance learning. There are over 800 multiple choice questions, around 600 flashcards, 28 scenarios, 24 medical calculators, and a quiz with 47 ECGs.
The app pays special attention to Airway, Cardiology, Pediatrics, OBGYN, and EKG topics.
Users have the ability to bookmark a question or flashcard for later review, and the app provides detailed explanations for each answer.
Paramedic Tutor app is available on Android and iOS for $9.99.
Paramedic Academy App
Paramedic Academy app is a complete training guide for EMT-Paramedic level EMS personnel.
It contains flashcards with questions which are revised and updated multiple times per year. Some flashcards include full-color illustrations, and all can be bookmarked for quick access later.
Paramedic Academy app also uses gamification concepts allowing users to play their friends, compete on leaderboards, and earn achievements.
There's also a quiz written in the style of the NREMT-P certification exam that uses scenario-based questions and covers 22 topics ranging from airway to emergency medications.
The app is available only on iOS for $3.99.
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Medrills: Obtaining IV Access App
Medrills is a series of mobile apps that provide interactive exercises for testing various critical clinical skills.
Medrills: Obtaining IV Access app provides compelling training material for preventive and general medical tasks such as obtaining IV access, performing CPR, or using an AED.
It focuses on Intravenous Infusion lessons including preparation of the IV, performing the venipuncture, and discontinuing the IV.
Thanks to the 3D graphics and instructional animations, users are capable to fully understand the medical procedure.
The app is available for Android and iOS for $3.99, and it also includes an in-app purchase of $4.99 which enables users to evaluate their knowledge and skill level and receive 3.0 CEH advanced credit certificate.
NREMT Paramedic Medications App
Having a good knowledge about medications used in emergency situations is one of the requirements for being a paramedic/EMT.
NREMT Paramedic Medications app helps paramedics stay on top of the medications commonly used in emergency situations.
The app contains information about 111 of the most commonly used emergency medications, as seen in Brady's Guide for paramedics, as well as 1473 common home medications and their classes.
The app is available only on iOS for $2.99.
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Paramedic Meds App
Since NREMT Paramedic Medications app isn't available for Android, paramedics, and EMTs using this mobile OS should look for an alternative.
Paramedic Meds app provides similar features for Android users, i.e. a quick reference on 100 of the drugs and drips most commonly used in emergency situations with detailed information about the class, action, indications, side effects, dosing, and more.
The app also includes calculators to help with correct dosing and the standard infusion rates for certain medications.
The app costs $1.99 to download and use.
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OmniMedix Medical Calculator App
Finally, paramedics and EMTs need a good medical calculator that can be used during the emergencies. There are many medical calculator apps around, many of them available for free, however, OmniMedix Medical Calculator app is perhaps the best choice for paramedics and EMTs, although it costs $4.99 for Android, and $6.99 for iOS.
The app was created by a practicing street medic with a simple design that allows providers to calculate the proper medication infusion rate within seconds instead of browsing through countless menus.
This design may seem a bit outdated for recent standards in mobile app design, but the functionality and ease of use are real values of this app.
Besides infusion rates, OmiMedix app also includes weight and temperature conversions, common pediatric calculations, medication bolus calculations, and the Parkland Burn Formula for fluid resuscitation.