Epocrates tops nursing mag's list of iPhone apps

We love lists here at FierceMobileHealthcare. We are particularly fond of the ones we don't have to compile ourselves, so we're sending kudos to Scrubs magazine ("The nurse's guide to good living") for choosing its top 10 iPhone apps for nurses. And Scrubs actually turned to an expert for this one, an acute nurse practitioner and trauma specialist. "I could not function professionally or personally without my handheld devices to help me manage all the things that I have to do," says that NP, Andrew Bowman.

Wouldn't you know, Epocrates Essentials came out on top. Bowman says that product, used by literally hundreds of thousands of practitioners, can replace multiple drug, laboratory and infectious-disease reference books. Other popular apps include medical calculators, two guides for advanced life support and Unbound Medicine's Nursing Central database. Another helps nurses migrate data from their old Palm PDAs to the iPhone.

To see the complete list:
- click through to this Scrubs magazine feature