Emergency Medicine Ultrasound gives guidance on performing emergency ultrasound procedures. It gives the user an overview of the scan procedure and some examples of normal and abnormal scans. Extra sections assist with dictating ultrasound reports.
Design and User Interface
- I love the UI and most of the design. It looks good, embraces Apple’s guidelines, and is very easy to navigate. The custom icons on the main index page give the design an interesting twist, so the user is not just looking at the same old Apple table view. The radiology images provided in the app are good quality and also clearly annotated.
- Unfortunately there is over-enthusiastic use of font shadowing in the ‘Overview’ sections. Red font + shadow = fuzzy eyes.
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound is full of info:
- Scan section covering 12 scan types (including gallbladder, echo, appendix)
- Each scan has an overview of the ultrasound procedure and probe placement
- Example scans of expected findings and also of pathology
- Videos showing how to perform some emergency procedures (e.g. thoracentesis, cricothyrotomy)
- Dictation templates for the those writing a formal report
- $5.49 – maybe a little on the pricey end but it does have good content so probably worth it.
Room for Improvement
- Remove the font shadowing as it’s headache-inducing
- Dictation templates seems a tad out of place in this app and are placed right at the top of the main index page
- Make it a wee bit cheaper, in line with other similar apps
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound is a handy reminder for emergency doctors and a great teaching resource for anyone interested in working in the ED. If the developers can tighten up the design (main index page topic order and font issues) then they’ve got a great app here