To keep you updated on the go, we highlight a free medical app each month!
Librarian reviewers from Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:
Our complete grading criteria is embedded in the review.
Note: Reviewers are not healthcare professionals and don't appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. Reviews are not meant as endorsements.
|Skyscape Medical Library|
Image Source: Skyscape Medical Library, Apple App Store. Retrieved on January 28, 2019 from https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/skyscape-medical-library/id818609413?mt=8
|App developer||Company Name:
Skyscape Medpresso, Inc.
iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Requires iOS 9.0 or later in the App Store (6.0 or higher listed in app.)
Last updated (as per App Store listing): December 12, 2018.
Android Devices that support Google Play.
Requires Android 4.2 and up in Google Play (3.0 or higher listed in app).
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): November 14, 2018.
|Country of origin||USA|
|Size||13 MB for Android; 53.5 MB for iOS|
|Specialties / Disciplines||
Physicians, Nurses, Students and Healthcare
Decision-support tool for Physicians, Nurses,
|Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading|
|Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries|
|Organization of information||
The app has a simple organization.
The home page provides the following links:
The following are available via a pop-out
|Navigation||Calculator, MedWatch, Skyscape Clinical Consult, and SkyscapeRx all have multiple indexes (from a drop-down menu at the top of the page) and are searchable.|
There are broken links to drug information in Skyscape Clinical Consult.
Internet connection required for use: No; Text search field: Yes; Browsable content: Yes by subject; Advertisements: No; Pop-up advertisements: No; In-app purchases: Yes
Calculator includes hundreds of different point of care calculators.
SkyscapeRx includes hundreds of drug monographs.
Calculator includes measuring tools and screening tools. Skyscape Galaxy of Apps offers additional functionality such as an NCLEX question of the week, and a medical terminology word game. These apps must be downloaded separately.