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In the news: iPhone app helps IV medication dosage

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, April 12, 2010

A new iPhone application designed to help with IV medication dosing is being widely used by nurses and physician, reports KDAF-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth).

Harvey Castro, MD, an emergency room physician, developed IV-Meds, an iPhone application designed as a reference tool for dosing instructions for thousands of drugs. Nurses gave Castro feedback on what they wanted to see included on the application, he told KDAF-TV. Nurses at Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, TX, say the application saves time and lives, serving as another tool that can help verify medication doses and offering a faster way to find dosing information than looking in a book.

The "app" has been downloaded more than 15,000 times and costs 99 cents per download, according to KDAF-TV.

 

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