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App Review: EMRA Basics of Emergency Medicine

Javier Benitez, MD |

The app EMRA Basics of Emergency Medicine covers the 20 most common EM complaints in a concise manner. I first heard about it from Dr. Rob Orman’s (@emergencypdx) podcast (ERCast) where he endorsed it when it was only in book format. The book is great, thin, and it fits in a white coat pocket.

Here is an in-depth review of the app.

The app similarly is user-friendly and very appropriate for junior residents and medical students.

For instance, let’s look at the chief complaint of syncope (below). The app gives you what signs and symptoms should concern you the most. It also has a tab where you can view the differential diagnosis.


I liked the fact they give you suggestions on what to document and very important clues on pearls and pitfalls. Other great features are integration and external links to TheNNT and MDCalc. It is interesting how this app integrates both evidence based medicine and information management.

There is also a phone tab that lets you input the numbers you use for different services. The book can be found here at Amazon, and the app can be found at the iTunes store. I would definitely recommend it. It makes a great learning tool with integration of some evidence based medicine resources.

Let me know what you think of this app if you try it or have tried it.

Disclaimer: No conflict of interest. 

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Javier Benitez, MD

Javier Benitez, MD

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