Fun, Educational and Resourceful!
These apps are provided as a fun and resourceful tool to explore the world of surgery. Another resource is iTunes University, where you can search for a variety of free university classes, surgery lectures, grand rounds, etc. It is an entertaining and educational way to pass the time!
The following searchable sites are our favorites and provide educational videos of actual procedures. They also provide a wealth of surgical information.
Valuable General Resources:
Safe Surgery Based on the official WHO Safe Surgery checklist, this app supports three check moments in the operating room to increase surgical safety, and decrease the number of complications.
Surgical Anatomy Student Edition This App includes over 180 high quality images from 68 color plates with accompanying annotations and complete text.
Surgical Logbook is a universal iOS app which aims to assist surgeons and trainees at all levels to record the operations they have completed. Be sure to abide by all HIPAA guidelines.
Touch Surgery is a mobile surgical simulator that allows you to learn by doing.
drawMD Surgery Enhances doctor-patient communication by offering a new paradigm for explaining the complex issues surrounding the care of surgical patients. In order to improve patient understanding of medical problems, drawMD utilizes the iPad’s unique interface to allow anyone to sketch, stamp, or type directly on the detailed anatomic images included in the app.
Stryker Flipchart is a patient education iPad app designed to help orthopedic specialists explain a hip, knee or shoulder replacement procedure to patients who are either scheduled for surgery or contemplating total joint replacement.
General Surgery Matching Trivia App The objective of the general surgery matching app is to correctly match the items on the screen in a limited amount of time. There are several surgical categories. This app will allow you to increase your surgical knowledge.
Below is a more extensive list of apps available and links to download them (most from iTunes):
- Surgery and Transplantation
- AO Surgery Reference
- Surgical Anatomy
- Gray’s Anatomy
- Robotic Surgery
- Draw MD
- Draw MD Female Pelvic Surgery
- Draw MD Thoracic Surgery
- Virtual Carpal Tunnel Surgery – $0.99
- The American Journal of Surgery
- Pearls of Wisdom: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- ENT Surgery Handbook
- Anesthesia Quick Reference
- Surgical Radiology
- Plastic Surgery Simulator
- Monster Anatomy
- Point of Care Patient Education for Healthcare Professionals
- Cardiology – Animated Concise Dictionary
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