Rating: Excellent

Platform: iPhone/iPad/Android

Cost: Free (full access requires a subscription).

Strong Points: Excellent user interface. Enormous amount of information that is well-organized and easy to navigate.

The Epocrates app contains a wealth of useful information for medical professionals and healthcare providers. The app contains several sections which include a general reference, a news feed, and a collection of continuing medical education activities. The reference portion of the app is conveniently broken down into several categories, making it easy to quickly find what you need. Included in the reference section are a drug interaction checker, a database of commonly prescribed drugs, assessments for common conditions, and up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines. There are also numerous calculators for typical medical equations, whose uses range from calculating appropriate dosages to predicting acute heart failure based on clinical features. In the continuing medical education section of the app, users can find numerous activities, modules, and recorded lectures that cover a wide range of topics. The Epocrates app is an essential tool for medical professionals and provides an extensive reference in the palm of your hand.

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