Here’s another little quick reference point-of-care app for students and residents and clinicians, this time on Pneumonia. It distills the guidance of the American Thoracic Society/Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines on hospital acquired, healthcare associated, and community acquired pneumonia from 2005 and 2007. It is nearly identical to the PalmOS version that I wrote as my first app 2 1/2 years ago.
Not only does the app suggest what to do, it also walks a clinician through a thinking process to arrive at guidance on hospitalization, workup, antibiotics, and more.
Josh has said “feel free to port to webOS”. I would gladly but the “free” bit in terms of time is a little short of late so I shall try to get round to it when I can.
In the meantime, if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can check out Pneumonia Guide in iTunes