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Fire/EMS PDA software

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by lomfs24, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. lomfs24


    Apr 19, 2003
    Does anyone use software for your PDA for fire or EMS. I am primarily interested in good EMS software. I am getting a new phone with a PDA in the phone. I don't think I am interested in software that has PCR's in it. I am more interested in having guides, calculators, flowcharts, drugs etc...

    Anyone use one or try one that you liked, which ones did you dislike etc...

    I am kind of looking at EMedic. But it may not run on my phone. Their support groups says it needs 320x320 res. My phone will be 320x240. They will refund my money if it doesn't work.

    I am also looking at the EMS Toolkit from pocket mobility. I think they also have one for fire there too.
  2. D25

    D25 The Quick

    Jan 26, 2003
    I have epocrates on mine. It's a big program, but it is like having a PDR on your phone.

  3. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

    Jul 26, 2007
    The interwebs
    +1 for epoc.. good stuff.

    FWIW, there is no such thing as a good pcr program.
  4. podwich


    Sep 7, 2000
    The free version of Epocrates is good for drugs and stuff. However, I used the EMS Field Guide for medic stuff. It was good for ACLS algorithms, basic rhythm interpretation, medic-type drugs, and other stuff like that. In addition, it was shock-proof, water-proof, cheap, and didn't run on batteries.

    In med school clerkships I use the full version of Epocrates (has labs, diagnoses, symptoms, medical dictionary, etc.), PDA version of UpToDate, and Johns Hopkins Abx Guide.
  5. lomfs24


    Apr 19, 2003
    Thanks for the replys, I think the Epoc stuff might be a little much for me. Being at the basic level I think there is a lot of stuff in a PDR that I really don't need. Might be nice to know, but I don't need it at my fingertips in the field.

    I figured there is no such thing as a good PCR program. I wasn't really interested in one anyway. I think that having to deal with a pt. and work with a PDA at the same time is a little much. And if I wait until the call is over I might as well just write it because I am going to have to anyway.

    I saw a website that said Informed made a electronic version of the field guides, but when I went to their website I couldn't seen to find it.

    Anyway, thanks for the replies.
  6. demaster


    Feb 9, 2007
    your right its not online anymore.... I will see if i can find the ALS and BLS version. I did have them lying around some where, just dont remember where I placed it....
  7. Walking Softly

    Walking Softly

    Oct 5, 2006
    I haven't been on-line in a while, so this may be an old topic. But, I use lots of handy software on my Palm Pilot. I don't know is any of this software will work on a smart phone. But this is what works on my Palm.

    Epocrates: This is an excellent free medicine reference.

    WISER Here's a HAZMAT reference published by the National Library of Medicine.

    Pregtrack: This is an electronic pregnancy wheel.

    Isilo: This is an HTML document reader, and you can find lots of medical references for for it, or write your own.

    Adobe acrobat for Palm: Another document reader, but this one will also convert PDFs to be read on your Palm.

    Most of the software is available for free. But I did buy a medical dictionary for my Palm, and it was money well spent.

    These next few links I use during down time.
    MobiPocket reader: This is yet another document reader, but I use this one for fiction books from Baen(science fiction) and project Guttenberg(classic literature).

    Fair Use This will copy DVDs to AVI files that can be played on a palm pilot with

    It took me a while to discover the potential of my Palm Pilot, but now I can't imagine a day without it.

    If anyone needs any help or advice in this area please don't hesitate to ask.
  8. lomfs24


    Apr 19, 2003
    Thanks Walk Softly. I didn't think I wanted Epocrates because I think it is probably a lot more than I really need but everyone seems to talk highly of it so I thought I would give it a shot. I also downloaded the WISER program as well. I guess, if it's free I am not out anything if it's not really what I need.

    Thanks for the help. I may be looking you up in the future for more info.