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Description

QuickEM is a rapid bedside reference designed by an emergency physician for medical students, interns, residents, and attendings who are working in the emergency department. It includes the differential diagnosis, history, physical exam, tests, and treatments for over 50 of the most common chief complaints to the emergency department, including both adult and pediatric sections. In addition, it features the most useful clinical decision rules / calculators in the emergency room. For those who are new to emergency medicine (medical students, new interns, and rotating interns/residents in other fields), there is an included list of tips, basic overview of trauma, “must know” list of medications, and recommended resources for learning. For experienced clinicians, there are tons of quick reference sections to act as a secondary brain for calculations, decision tools, drug doses, and much more.

• 50+ common chief complaints
• Differential diagnoses, relevant history and physical exam, initial tests, and initial treatments listed for each chief complaint
• No fluff like in other resources; focused ED-relevant info only
• Rapid pearls and mnemonics
• 50+ top EM clinical decision tools / calculators and how to interpret the results
• Tips / training for medical students and rotators
• Doesn't require an internet connection for most content, so it will work even without cell / wifi service
• No ads, no information-sharing, and no email address required to use

This app is explicitly designed for healthcare professionals only, not the lay public.

 Free in Google Play

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Version History

Launched Oct 16, 2014 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Mar 17
2018
(Current)
Version 5.5

• WikEM articles now are mobile-friendly!
• Added Hestia criteria (outpatient PE)
• Content improvements
• Moved ARDSnet from Calculators to Resuscitation

Nov 16
2017
Version 5.4

• Looking for authors! If you are an interested EM attending / resident, please email contact@mdsidekick.com
• Bug fixes
• Content improvements

Oct 02
2017
Version 5.3

• Looking for authors! If you are an interested EM attending / resident, please email contact@mdsidekick.com
• Settings: Calculators now in SI units, hide medication doses, or open all section headers by default
• New resuscitation topics
• Content improvements

Sep 04
2017
Version 5.2

• Now you can save notes for the complaints
• Updated Smith’s STEMI calculator – they’ve improved the formula!
• Changed liquid medication doses from tsp to mL
• Content improvements
Thank you for all of the suggestions, keep them coming!

Jun 27
2017
Version 5.1

• Premium: added constipation for adults, neonatal conjunctivitis
• Added calling a consult to tips section
• Added EKG interpretation guide to tools (more coming soon, stay tuned!)
• Content improvements
• Bug fixes

Jun 11
2017
Version 5.0

• All-new coding and an improved interface… smaller files, less memory used, faster startup time, and more stable! Let us know if there are problems with the new code.
• New tools section
• Added the Step-by-Step Pediatric fever algorithm, SOFA score, PECARN abdominal trauma, peds penile pain
• New premium content: rapid medication dosing guide, resuscitation guide, new calculators / complaints, and a way to hide calculators you don’t use!
• Multiple fixes / improvements in content and citations

Oct 09
2016
Version 4.0

• Content updates
• Revolutionized the differential diagnoses for abdominal pain… check it out!
• New look for the calculators – hope you like it!
• Added qSOFA score, BISAP, QTc Calculator, Sodium correction for hyperglycemia, and Subtle Anterior MI calculator
• Minor additions and fixes

Jul 28
2016
Version 3.6

Minor fixes.

Jun 06
2016
Version 3.5

Updated ALTE (now called BRUE) with latest AAP guidelines.
Added qSOFA (new screening test for sepsis).
Minor fixes.

Feb 09
2016
Version 3.2

Nov 24
2015
Version 3.1

Jun 14
2015
Version 2.2

QuickEM is a rapid bedside reference designed by an emergency medicine resident for EM interns, medical students, and rotators. It includes the differential diagnosis, history, physical exam, tests, and treatments for over 50 of the most common chief complaints to the emergency department. In addition, it features over 30 of the most useful clinical decision rules in the emergency department. For those who are new to emergency medicine (medical students, new interns, and rotating interns/residents in other fields), there is an included list of tips, basic overview of trauma, “must know” list of medications, and recommended resources for learning.
Patients of any age with any complaint can present to the emergency room. As a medical student or intern, there is no way to prepare for the innumerable diseases and complaints that come through the door. Most apps or other medical resources take too long to read in the ED and still don’t tell you what tests need to be ordered or what treatments to initiate. This app includes the fundamentals for the initial patient encounter in the emergency room: a rapid differential of worst-first and most common diagnoses for the top chief complaints in the emergency room, the appropriate tests for each complaint, treatment guidelines, and a basic summary of patient disposition. This is not meant to be an exhaustive resource, and should only be used as an adjunct for medical students or interns.

• > 50 Common Chief Complaints
• Differential diagnoses, relevant history and physical exam, initial tests, and initial treatments listed for each chief complaint
• Rapid pearls and mnemonics
• > 30 top EM clinical decision tools and how to interpret the results
• Tips for medical students and rotators
• No ads, no information-sharing, no email address required to use, and currently completely free


This app is explicitly designed for healthcare professionals only, not the lay public.


Known bugs:
• Back button does not function properly
• Free-text for the Parkland Formula may change formula display location to mid-screen depending on keyboard used.

Apr 20
2015
Version 2.1

QuickEM is a rapid bedside reference designed by an emergency medicine resident for EM interns, medical students, and rotators. It includes the differential diagnosis, history, physical exam, tests, and treatments for over 50 of the most common chief complaints to the emergency department. In addition, it features over 30 of the most useful clinical decision rules in the emergency department. For those who are new to emergency medicine (medical students, new interns, and rotating interns/residents in other fields), there is an included list of tips, basic overview of trauma, “must know” list of medications, and recommended resources for learning.
Patients of any age with any complaint can present to the emergency room. As a medical student or intern, there is no way to prepare for the innumerable diseases and complaints that come through the door. Most apps or other medical resources take too long to read in the ED and still don’t tell you what tests need to be ordered or what treatments to initiate. This app includes the fundamentals for the initial patient encounter in the emergency room: a rapid differential of worst-first and most common diagnoses for the top chief complaints in the emergency room, the appropriate tests for each complaint, treatment guidelines, and a basic summary of patient disposition. This is not meant to be an exhaustive resource, and should only be used as an adjunct for medical students or interns.

• > 50 Common Chief Complaints
• Differential diagnoses, relevant history and physical exam, initial tests, and initial treatments listed for each chief complaint
• Rapid pearls and mnemonics
• > 30 top EM clinical decision tools and how to interpret the results
• Tips for medical students and rotators
• No ads, no information-sharing, no email address required to use, and currently completely free


This app is explicitly designed for healthcare professionals only, not the lay public.


Known bugs:
• Back button does not function properly
• Free-text for the Parkland Formula may change formula display location to mid-screen depending on keyboard used.

Mar 03
2015
Version 2.0

QuickEM is a rapid bedside reference designed by an emergency medicine resident for EM interns, medical students, and rotators. It includes the differential diagnosis, history, physical exam, tests, and treatments for over 50 of the most common chief complaints to the emergency department. In addition, it features over 30 of the most useful clinical decision rules in the emergency department. For those who are new to emergency medicine (medical students, new interns, and rotating interns/residents in other fields), there is an included list of tips, basic overview of trauma, “must know” list of medications, and recommended resources for learning.
Patients of any age with any complaint can present to the emergency room. As a medical student or intern, there is no way to prepare for the innumerable diseases and complaints that come through the door. Most apps or other medical resources take too long to read in the ED and still don’t tell you what tests need to be ordered or what treatments to initiate. This app includes the fundamentals for the initial patient encounter in the emergency room: a rapid differential of worst-first and most common diagnoses for the top chief complaints in the emergency room, the appropriate tests for each complaint, treatment guidelines, and a basic summary of patient disposition. This is not meant to be an exhaustive resource, and should only be used as an adjunct for medical students or interns.

• > 50 Common Chief Complaints
• Differential diagnoses, relevant history and physical exam, initial tests, and initial treatments listed for each chief complaint
• Rapid pearls and mnemonics
• > 30 top EM clinical decision tools and how to interpret the results
• Tips for medical students and rotators
• No ads, no information-sharing, no email address required to use, and currently completely free


This app is explicitly designed for healthcare professionals only, not the lay public.


Known bugs:
• Back button does not function properly
• Free-text for the Parkland Formula may change formula display location to mid-screen depending on keyboard used.

Dec 05
2014
Version 1.3

QuickEM is a rapid bedside reference designed by an emergency medicine resident for EM interns, medical students, and rotators. It includes the differential diagnosis, history, physical exam, tests, and treatments for over 50 of the most common chief complaints to the emergency department. In addition, it features over 20 of the most useful clinical decision rules in the emergency department. For those who are new to the emergency department (medical students, new interns, and rotating interns/residents in other fields), there is an included list of tips, basic overview of trauma, “must know” list of medications, and recommended resources for learning.

Patients of any age with any complaint can present to the emergency department. As a medical student or intern, there is no way to prepare for the innumerable diseases and complaints that come through the door. Most apps or other medical resources take too long to read in the ED and still don’t tell you what tests need to be ordered or what treatments to initiate. This app includes the fundamentals for the initial patient encounter in the emergency room: a rapid differential of worst-first and most common diagnoses for the top chief complaints in the emergency room, the appropriate tests for each complaint, treatment guidelines, and a basic summary of patient disposition. This is not meant to be an exhaustive resource, and should only be used as an adjunct for medical students or interns.


• >50 Common Chief Complaints
• DDX, critical HPI, initial tests, and initial treatments listed for each CC
• Rapid pearls and mnemonics
• >20 top EM clinical decision tools and how to interpret the results
• Tips for medical students and rotators
• No ads, no information-sharing, no email address required to use, and currently completely free

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