Harriet Lane Paediatric Reference now available on Windows Phone 7


Great news for the medics using Windows Phone 7 is that we are finally seeing some authoratative medical reference apps coming to the platform.

The latest to arrive is Harriet Lane Handbook for Mobile and Web, which is an authoritative pediatrics resource for interns, residents, and practitioners. The new 19th edition includes a fully updated drug formulary with dosing, side effects, interactions, precautions, and special considerations for treating infants, children, and adolescents.

The app can be used to review disease information, check drugs in the formulary, or search figures, algorithms, tables, and charts and to quickly confirm diagnoses across a wide range of pediatric conditions and consult the most recent management recommendations, immunization schedules, procedures, and therapeutic guidelines specific to children. The outline format and supplemental icons, figures, charts, and color photographs also make it easy to find the right information, right away.

The latest edition include expanded coverage of pediatric psychiatry, gastroenterology, and genetics; new guidelines for immunization and hematology; and reorganization of infectious diseases. Dermatology now covers eczema complications and the poisonings section has been expanded with lead poisoning data and envenomation management.

The app is the result of a licensing deal between Unbound Medicine and Elsevier  and costs around $50.

More can be read on the app at Unbound Medicine’s site here.