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Mobile Resources for Clinical

Information on clinical reference apps to prepare for Clinical Bound

What's a Pocket Brain?

The term "pocket brain" represents a method of keeping track of things that you may forget but want to quickly recall, with something that hopefully fits in your pocket! The idea of a pocket brain is a long standing tradition at Frontier. Originally it was information gathered during coursework that was written down into a notebook for use during clinicals. As technology has advanced, so has the concept of a pocket brain. Mobile technology makes it easy to keep a pocket brain electronically.

If you haven't already started a pocket brain, now is a great time to do so. As you are gathering apps for clinicals, you can also add any information, websites, files, helpful pearls, etc., that you feel will be relevant. There are several apps available to help organize this information on your device.

Apps for a Pocket Brain

There are many programs that allow you to access saved information on multiple devices. Usually you will need to sign up for a personal account on the website and then download an app for mobile access.

Setting Up a Pocket Brain

Organizing Your Apps

You may want to organize your apps so that all of the clinical ones are together. For Apple devices, if you tap and hold any app icon, the icons start to jiggle, and you can then move them. For Android devices, tap and hold the app icon and then drag it to where you want it.

You can also create folders for your apps. Use the same process as moving an app, but move one app on top of another, and a folder will be created with those two apps. You can edit the name of the folder and continue to add apps to it.

Quick Access to Mobile Websites

When using a mobile website, you can add the site to your device as a bookmark to make access faster the next time you want to use it.

For Apple devices, tap the icon with an arrow coming out of a square. You'll have several options, among them:

  • Add Bookmark - will save the URL to your list of bookmarks in the browser
  • Add to Home Screen - will create an icon on your homescreen that when tapped will open up the site

For Android devices, tap the three vertical dots and a menu will open. Touch on:

  • star icon - to save the URL to your list of bookmarks in the browser
  • Add to Home screen - to create an icon on your homescreen that when tapped will open up the site