Educational Tools and Apps
Looking for free apps and tools to use while on clinical electives? See a list of CFMS favourites categorized by specialty below! Having these handy will undoubtedly make your life easier as you can have access to a plethora of useful information at your finger tips.
FREE app available on iOS and Android
Echo-Guided Life Support (EGLS) is an algorithmic approach to undifferentiated shock that fully integrates point-of-care ultrasound and this app will cover all you need to know about point of care ultrasound to assess your critically ill patients. Learn, or consolidate your skills in Lung, Cardiac and IVC ultrasound from image acquisition to interpretation and clinical integration. It is ideal for learners as it will give you a step-by-step approach and contains templates of normal ultrasound images and the range of pathologies you might uncover on your rotations, whether that be in outpatient clinics, in the emergency, the OR, the wards or the ICU.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” has FREE research-based, parent-friendly resources, such as the Milestone Tracker app, to assist healthcare providers in meeting the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recommendation for developmental surveillance at each health supervision visit. From birth to age 5, children reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Through the app, you can work with families to track children’s developmental milestones; prepare them to provide more accurate responses to validated developmental screeners; and lay a foundation for engaged and efficient conversations about developmental progress or concerns.
‘Surgery 101’ is a series of podcasts designed to help people learn about the basics of surgery. Each episode covers a single topic in 10-15 minutes so that learners can quickly grasp the basic concepts relating to a common surgical problem. Learning objectives are provided for each episode; episodes are divided into chapters and conclude with several key points to summarize the topic.