App for learning skills needed to treat fractures in the emergency department.
Created by an emergency medicine resident, this app is organized into modules for educating residents about how to care for fractures in the emergency department. The app begins with basic information, including annotated images for demonstrating surface anatomy, bones, and nerve distributions. The app is then organized into cases which include a brief story of the patient, appropriate xray imaging with various views, and a discussion of the pathology and treatment options. The discussion also has an extensive list of references for additional reading.
As of this review, the app includes 20 cases for the “Hand and Wrist” including a demonstration of how to apply various splints. However, the general “upper extremity,” “lower extremity” and “foot” sections are all marked as “coming soon.”
This app is a useful learning tool for ED residents, but is currently only limited to the upper extremity.