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    The current WebOS DOSE and MedCalc: Pediatric Dosing calculators are a good start. I would say the gold standard is MedCalc for PalmOS, which I still use from within the Classic Emulator. (No offense jimsuchs, but I am lazy, and like the all-in-one-ness

    The Pediatiric Dosing calculator works well as long as I make sure I am using correct units - mg not mcg!

    My only issue with it is that I mostly use this from within Epocrates to calculate drug dosing on kids. That way I already have the information on the screen in front of me. Unfortunately, it means I am doing it in the Classic emulator, which is a drag as my finger is approximately 95 times the size of the stylus....

    I am very impressed with the way you have done the interface, overall. I especially like the Dark theme. However, it does take a while to pick the concentration # from the scrolling #'s. It would be quicker if could enter. Seconds saved in clinic or in the hospital trying to get to clinic are golden!

    I agree about hospitalists being something to use judiciously; we have daytime hospitalists so that we don't have to drive back and forth during clinic days. Generalists who can take care of 85% of patient problems in or out of hospital certainly are a dying breed. Our HMO-dominated system is trying squeeze us more and more into just being gerbil-wheel clinic docs, who refer all the interesting patients somewhere else because it keeps productivity up and feeds their specialist farm. Not what I or my patients want out of Family Medicine.

    A long answer, but hopefully helpful. I am encouraged at the apps coming out, and certainly not trying to be overly critical myself, as I am trying to teach myself programming so I can make a WebOS pregnancy tracker for my OB list, and no longer need the Classic emulator one I am using.
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    Why dont you download epocrated for WebOS? You dont have to use the classical Epocrates anymore, its available for webOS as well.
    Free medical PDA software: Epocrates Rx for Palm
    If this helped you hit thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBooDoc View Post
    The current WebOS DOSE and MedCalc: Pediatric Dosing calculators are a good start. I would say the gold standard is MedCalc for PalmOS, which I still use from within the Classic Emulator. (No offense jimsuchs, but I am lazy, and like the all-in-one-ness

    The Pediatiric Dosing calculator works well as long as I make sure I am using correct units - mg not mcg!

    My only issue with it is that I mostly use this from within Epocrates to calculate drug dosing on kids. That way I already have the information on the screen in front of me. Unfortunately, it means I am doing it in the Classic emulator, which is a drag as my finger is approximately 95 times the size of the stylus....

    I am very impressed with the way you have done the interface, overall. I especially like the Dark theme. However, it does take a while to pick the concentration # from the scrolling #'s. It would be quicker if could enter. Seconds saved in clinic or in the hospital trying to get to clinic are golden!

    I agree about hospitalists being something to use judiciously; we have daytime hospitalists so that we don't have to drive back and forth during clinic days. Generalists who can take care of 85% of patient problems in or out of hospital certainly are a dying breed. Our HMO-dominated system is trying squeeze us more and more into just being gerbil-wheel clinic docs, who refer all the interesting patients somewhere else because it keeps productivity up and feeds their specialist farm. Not what I or my patients want out of Family Medicine.

    A long answer, but hopefully helpful. I am encouraged at the apps coming out, and certainly not trying to be overly critical myself, as I am trying to teach myself programming so I can make a WebOS pregnancy tracker for my OB list, and no longer need the Classic emulator one I am using.
    Thanks so much for the feedback! I appreciate that you use the app, and like it.

    However, could you elaborate on what you mean by using the correct units? Does the app not function properly with mcg? I can look into it if that's an issue...

    I'm really glad you like the UI. I try to make my apps as visually appealing as I possibly can (given my limited programming abilities), because personally, I like something that works well, but I like to enjoy what i'm looking at while I use it, so that's something I TRY to strive for in my apps.

    I'm glad you liked the dark theme! I threw that in there because, its literally no work programatically, but it provides some customization which I think is necessary for people if they want/need to use an app on a continuous basis.

    As for the scrolling numbers, you can just type instead of scrolling for that... I guess it's not very obvious, but with a scroller you have the option of either. I did it for aesthetic purposes (I can't make a textbox fit that little space and look good, YET). If its still necessary to have a textbox, let me know what you prefer and i'll try harder to learn CSS. >.<.

    As for the OB patient tracking app, take a look at my post in that thread. It's kind of an open invitation for ideas. HOWEVER, if you're really looking forward to learning programming and tackling that project, please by all means, go for it. I'll leave it be and let you take it on.

    Just like I let the MedCalc stuff go and let J@ckpotideas take it on, they are(he is?) clearly more experienced at the task and probably have more time to devote to it than I do. : /.
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    the mcg worked, but with desired dose 80 MG/kg/day, and only 125 MCG /5ml of medicine picked in the calculator, it made for a calculated dose of several buckets of Amoxicillin 3 times a day!

    I'll have to check out your post in the OB tracking thread again. I bet you'd be able to get it done quicker, as this is definitely more complicated than the simple HTML web pages I did when I was in medical school to update participants in my research project in 1996. (HTML 1 back then, no CSS at all!) If I don't do the OB one, I can always still do Recr. Vehicle apps I have ideas about.

    thanks for the tip about typing #'s in. A choice is always nice.

    Aesthetically pleasing apps are definitely nice to use, and to show off to other docs!
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