Point-of-care mobile app for housestaff, developed by Johns Hopkins.
DRS. SANJAY DESAI AND TED W. JAMES INTRODUCE
The Osler Medicine Survival Guide
With the expanding body of medical knowledge and the growing complexity of diagnoses and treatment options, the greatest challenge for early-career physicians and other clinicians who care for adults in a hospital setting is knowing what to do in real time for the patient right in front of them.
The Osler Medicine Survival Guide is a concise mobile app providing evidence-based, best-practice care for use at the point of care. The Guide has been updated annually by the medical residents of the Johns Hopkins Residency Program for more than 20 years, with each topic validated by a clinical expert.
So, whether you are hustling to the ER and need to know what lab tests to order or visiting a patient at her/his bedside, and need to know what exam you should perform or what treatment you should prescribe, the Guide provides evidence-based information written by clinicians for clinicians so you can offer the best care to the patient right in front of you.
A mobile and tablet app available for Apple and Android devices.
The Guide is organized in several ways:
- By clinical field (cardiology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, etc.)
- By common on-call symptoms (nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, etc.)
- By procedure (arterial lines, central lines, lumbar puncture, etc.)
The Guide was first written in 1994 by senior medical residents of Johns Hopkins’ Osler Residency Training Program, who wanted to pass on what they had been learning and practicing to the next cohorts of housestaff. Since then, the once print-only Guide has been used at Johns Hopkins by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical students and by clinicians at other hospitals across the United States and abroad.
Sanjay Desai, M.D., is an associate professor of Medicine and business at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He directs the Osler Medical Training Program and is a specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Desai is an active clinician and investigator, serving as attending physician in the hospital’s medical intensive care unit. His research focuses on graduate medical education and clinical outcomes in survivors of critical illness.
He currently chairs the executive committee of a large, multi-center, randomized study of duty-hour regulations in graduate medical education. Dr. Desai is also the vice chair for education,overseeing all educational programs in the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine. e, General Internal Medicine and the Carey School of Business.
Dr. Desai serves on multiple national committees including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American College of Physicians, and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He is also a director of the Osler Leadership Academy, which performs professional development for leaders in a variety of non-health care industries throughout North America, Europe and Africa.
Ted W. James, M.D., was the the senior resident within the Internal Medicine Training program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, directing the development of the Osler Medicine Survival Guide from a print to an online resource. He has a background in computer science and has developed multiple provider-side tools for disease diagnosis and patient care.
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