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palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials & Urgent Care Quick Reference Pocket Guide app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 8656 ratings )
Health & Fitness Medical
Developer: palmER Worldwide LLC
19.99 USD
Current version: 5.5, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 22 Nov 2011
App size: 18.5 Mb

The top emergency medicine quick reference!
The number 1 medical app in 75 countries.
iTunes "Whats Hot" & "New and Noteworthy"

Join over 150,000 users of palmER apps and start spending less time on other references, and more time on what you care about.

palmEM is an all-in-one, rapid and succinct, evidence based emergency medicine quick reference. Internal medicine, critical care, family medicine and urgent care clinicians will also find palmEM useful.


"palmEM is an excellent, rapid point-of-care reference perfectly designed for the time crunch of the emergency department."

"Doc APProvED: The relentless search for an emergency medicine app that does it all will inevitably lead to palmEM...a great quick reference for the price."
—Emergency Medicine News

"There is so much in here I don’t know where to begin. The app really seems to cover everything...Could I enthuse about this any more???"

"I was paying hundreds of dollars a year for [another app] but I’ve dumped that now. PalmEM is cheaper, prettier, faster and it’s calculators are easier to use in a hurry."

"Its succinct design works well with either the iPhone or iPad, and because it is a universal app, users needn’t be torn choosing between either well-optimized versions."

• No registration, subscription, or additional software downloads.
• Access content anywhere: No data connection required.

• ABGs
• Acute Limb Ischemia
• Adrenal Insufficiency
• Airway & RSI
• Anaphylaxis
• Angioedema
• Antidotes
• APAP Overdose
• Appy
• Asthma
• Blood Products
• Bowel Obstructions
• Burns
• Cancer Emergencies
• Carbon Monoxide
• Coagulopathic Bleeding
• CSF Studies
• CVA: BP Management, Stroke Scale, tPA
• Dermatology
• DKA, HHS/HHNK, Diabetes Insipidus, DM Oral Meds
• Diarrhea
• Diverticulitis
• Dermatomes, Myotomes, Reflexes
• Ectopic Pregnancy
• Electrical Injuries
• Electrolyts
• Elevated ICP
• Endocarditis
• Esophageal FB
• Gallbladder disease
• GI Bleeding
• Glaucoma
• Headache
• Heat Stroke
• Hemophilia
• Hepatitis
• Hernias
• HTN Emergency
• Hypothermia & Frostbite
• Kidney Stones
• Local Anesthesia
• Low Back Pain
• Murmurs
• Myasthenia
• Myxedema & Thyroid Storm
• Neonatal MISFITS
• Neutropenic Fever
• Pancreatitis
• Pressors
• Procedural Sedation
• Prostatitis
• PE Rules
• Rashes
• RhoGAM
• Seizure
• Sensory Levels
• Sepsis
• Serotonin Syndrome
• Shoulder Dystocia
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Splints
• Spontaneous Ab
• START Triage
• Suicide Risk Assessment
• Sutures
• Synovial Fluid
• Teeth Numbering
• Trauma
• Ultrasound
• UTI and Pyelo
• Weber Classification

Clinical Decision Rules:
• Appendicitis
• Centor Criteria
• Croup
• C-Spine Rules
• Wells DVT
• Head CT Rules
• Ottawa Ankle, Foot, and Knee
• PE Rules
• Pittsburgh Knee
• Pneumonia
• San Franc Syncope
• Sgarbossa

• Chest Tube Placement
• Cricothyrotomy
• Lateral Canthotomy
• Thoracotomy
• Transvenous Pacing

• Weight-based medication/equipment reference
• Abdominal Pain
• Croup
• Crying
• Diarrhea
• EKG Reference
• Febrile Seizure
• Fever
• Head CT Rules
• Kawasaki Disease
• Rashes
• Rheumatic Fever
• Salter-Harris Fractures
• Septic Hip

Pros and cons of palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials & Urgent Care Quick Reference Pocket Guide app for iPhone and iPad

palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials & Urgent Care Quick Reference Pocket Guide app good for

Constantly updated, this is one of the best Emergency Medicine references for the iPad. Navigation is user friendly. Content is great. Highly recommended.
Well worth what you pay. I am surprised at how often I find myself using the app. It has oust of what you need for a decent shift in the Ed.
As an EM resident this app is one of the best I have come across. The information is pertinent, high yield, and easily accessible. No multiple clicks or complicated sub menus to navigate to information that is often needed to be found quickly. I look forward to the database of info expanding. I would like to see a section where my own notes could be added. Keep up the great work!
Definitely has potential, but already very useful during my busy ER shifts. Keep expanding the content and could have 5 stars!
This application rivals others costing ten times as much for a one year subscription. As an Emergency Medicine Attending Fellow I wouldnt walk into the Department without it in my lab coat pocket! This application is a must for any Student or seasoned Attending. FIVE STARS!
Concise information on a variety of conditions seen in the ED. As an ED pharmacist I especially love the Pedi tape as my double check during peds codes. My only complaint is with a recent switch from Samsung to iPhone, I had to re-purchase the app even though I had only purchased it on my Samsung Galaxy a few months earlier. Paying for it twice stinks but is something Ill still do because I like to show my ED RN the drug Ive pulled up next to my phone with the drug/dose for the specific weight of the child were working on. This app is a little easier to read/follow than the Broslow tape.

Some bad moments

I cant believe that! Doesnt have nothing about hemorragic stroke!!
Good content for the money! Its an app, folks, not meant to be a textbook. Much better than most.
I have a lot of medical apps an none of them get used often, except for my drug guide. But this is the first one as a nice, neat quick refresher that is easy to use. The Broselows tape alone makes it worth it. But there are a lot of other treats here as well. From the HEMS world to the hospital everyone can use this app.
Really helpful for rotation! Quick easy and to the point. Could use a little more on the OB/GYN and Trauma sections.
Boils down the essentials, keeps me from missing things to rule out.
I have never written a review for an app before, but this app deserved the effort. This app is well worth the money. The information is pertinent, accessible, logically laid out, and easily interpreted. It has already helped me save at least one life in the ER since I recently purchased it. I highly recommend it!