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The amount of clinical information currently doubles every 18 months and the pace is only getting faster. Stay up-to-date with the Merck Manual Professional App.
This useful medical reference app provides health care practitioners and students with clear, practical explanations for thousands of conditions in all major medical and surgical specialties. With many new features and enhancements, this app covers etiology, pathophysiology, and options for evaluation and treatment.
The trusted Merck Manual Professional medical app offers:
• Thousands of topics written and updated regularly by more than 350 academic physicians
• Photos and Illustrations of thousands of disorders and diseases
•”How to” Videos on numerous outpatient procedures and physical examinations. Concise instructional videos by medical experts on these key topics:
- Casting and splinting techniques
- Orthopedic examinations
- Neurologic examinations
- Obstetric procedures
- Outpatient procedures (including IV lines, tubes, catheters, dislocation reductions and more)
• Drug Reference Information*
• Quizzes* check knowledge of medical disorders, symptoms, and treatments
• Interactive Case Simulations* test ability to treat a specific patient over the disease course
• Medical News and Commentary* covering the most current and important medical topics
• Editorials* written by top medical experts
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Updated medical topics
New 3D anatomy models
Ability to multitask when using the app on iPad
Ratings and Reviews
To have a resource as renowned & respected as the Merck Manual at my fingertips via this app; is tremendously reassuring. The quality of care I can provide is improved when someone presents with unusual / rare signs & symptoms and my mind &/or my body is tired and a decision I'm going to suggest for a patient lacks that good gut feeling,"... this is the right path." Of course, I still present my assessments to a superior... but, in the future, I will be that senior clinician.
A resource such as this is precious, because it allows me to give my best to every person who presents to me for care.
Even though our hours "on the wards" during the years of internship, residency & fellowship have improved (compared to what they were 10 years & earlier) YET the total hours are still quite long when you recall the time that must be dedicated in preparation for clinical seminars, going on Rounds with Attendings, and more. So there will always be tired physicians and surgeons in training, thanks again for this great resource of information.
Sends you back to homepage after 3 minutes of being dormant
It’s an incredibly useful source for searching information on a variety of medical conditions/medications, but unfortunately the app will reset itself and take you back to the homepage if you exit the app and leave it dormant for even 2-3 minutes, rather than save your place within the app.
From what I’ve seen, that’s a result of some iOS memory management “feature” that you can’t turn off or adjust in the app settings. Regardless of whose fault it is, the app will be of little use to providers if you cannot exit the app even for a minute or two before losing your place. I can’t bookmark every single condition I want to look up. This really need to be fixed.
iPhone 5 Updates Compatibility
I have an iPhone 5 and everyday I am prompted to update this app, but upon doing so, the updater asks for me to download a previous version instead. Every single day! Can you please address this issue by either releasing a version that works with iPhone 5 or check the device first and offer an appropriate update? The current situation is very annoying.
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- 39 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.