Nurses are not the only ones who need to stay on top of their game. CNA’s (Certified Nurses Assistants) often times have a lot more responsibility and work to do than nurses, with less time to get things done. This post will cover top ten apps that CNAs should be used in order to help them be as efficient as possible when taking care of patients.
This is an app for all medical professionals, but it has an especially useful feature called “Drugs.” When looking up a drug, you can look at information such as side effects, interactions, and how it works. The app also allows users to save lists of drugs they’re responsible for administering regularly so they can keep track of your record and serve the results as per your preference.
WebMD’s Medscape app is one of the leading resources used by healthcare professionals. Everyone from physicians to nurses and EMTs benefits from the huge database of drugs, diseases, images, and videos. The content in this web-based application has been reviewed for accuracy as an independent team of physicians review it every day with a dedication only found at WebMD’s head office in New York City. As a CNA you can use this tool to reference medical terms or common brands such as Tylenol or Nyquil while advancing your career into nursing school!
The app is compatible with iOS 5.0 or later and Android systems, works with KindleFire, content viewable online or may be downloaded to your device for easy access without an internet connection! It’s free but you need a login account (or create one). If you’re passionate about patient care this is a key tool that must be on your smartphone.
2. Pill Identifier
I was always confused when I went to the pharmacy and a patient handed me these pills in all different colors. It took way too long for me to figure out what medication they wanted, but now there is an app called Pill Identifier that can help! You just choose from 14,000+ medications based on common criteria such as the color or shape of a pill and it will tell you which one matches your search result – so cool!
3. Mini Nurse
With a mini nurse by your side, you can be sure that nursing is something to enjoy because it will always lead to the care and love of those in need. The app covers medical abbreviations, medical terminology (such as what different suffixes mean), dosage calculations for all kinds of medication patients may take daily or on occasion–the possibilities are endless with this program! You’ll find yourself using it day-to-day thanks to its easy navigation system and great layout.
The Mini Nurse app is a great resource for CNAs and new nursing students to learn more about the profession. With its free Lite version, novice nurses are able to get acquainted with all of the basics they need in order to excel as professionals.
4. MediBabble Translator
The MediBabble Translator is an amazing new app that makes it simple for anyone to get their message across without the fear of not being understood. The translation service can be used on a computer or phone in seven languages, and will deliver translations back immediately!
5. NCLEX Mastery
Preparing for the next step in your career? It’s never too early to begin preparing. NCLEX Mastery has a full version (available as an in-app purchase) that comes with a money-back guarantee. The app covers 1,600 passages and questions with illustrations, answers, and much more. NCLEX Mastery has an interface that is easy to use. It’s free for a limited time and can be upgraded closer to the exam date if needed with its money-back guarantee on failing NCLEX. The app works across both Android and iOS platforms so you don’t have any excuses not to get it downloaded!
6. Nursing Central
Nursing Central is a bit much if you don’t plan to make your career as a nurse. But, it’s worth the investment for students and professionals who love helping others and are planning on enrolling in nursing school to become registered nurses. The app includes everything from dosage calculators, drug information about more than 5000 medications, and over 65 thousand medical terms that anyone can use!
Nursing Central is an excellent opportunity for you to get a first-hand experience of the app, and see if it matches your needs. Maybe it’s worth shelling out $169.99 just so that you don’t end up regretting your decision when something better comes along!
7. Nurse’s Pocket Guide
Nurse’s Pocket Guide is a comprehensive app that helps you make accurate diagnoses and develop effective care plans. This mobile app includes 440 medical conditions with associated nursing diagnoses, as well as guides for developing care plan strategies to address each diagnosis. The guide also features NIC and NOC labels on every condition which allows quick navigation of all the content available within this great application!
Nursegrid is a revolutionary app developed by nurses. This new technology has been used by over 200,000 of us to help with scheduling and communication. With NurseGrid we can connect with other nurses in our department for easy swap requests or just sending messages back and forth about upcoming shifts – this helps make communicating so much easier than before!
Evernote is one of the most useful apps you can have on your mobile device. It’s perfect for taking notes at work, and nurses are always learning new things! Write down ideas or copy information from web browsers with just a few taps, then sync everything to all of your other devices where Evernote is installed – including tablets and desktops. Evernote is a program that’s being used in more aspects of our daily lives. The free version has many features, and you can upgrade to premium for even better use!
Nurses are always busy and it’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the things you need to do. One minute, you remember what needs to be done but when those minutes actually roll around during your busy workday, then that task gets pushed out of mind because something else has come up or is more important than whatever was on my agenda.
Some of the best productivity apps are task managers because they help you stay on track by reminding you to work through your day’s tasks. The easiest way to get started is just downloading and starting up a program like Todoist, then make sure every time something pops into your head that it gets written down! It’s available in both Apple Store and Android Google Play Store.
We hope this list of ten apps will help you be as efficient and effective in caring for your patients. Let us know if we missed any that should have been on the list, or if there are other resources you would like to share with others. Comment below!