South African Medical Association

EST Guidelines and Mobile Apps

These proposed APPS are available for both android and apple users, and thus can be found on their app stores. They are user friendly and make life better in accessing information for the practitioner and for better point of care. There are many APPS available out there, and some are tailored for the specific regions or subspecialties and some require a subscription or a once of payment.

Here are some recommendations of free APPS, that can be used by doctors, in general, not tailored for subspecialties although, but can be helpful:





VULA Medical Referral


UP TO DATE(require subscription- individual or institution)

EPOCRATES (Drug app)

SAASP (South African based guide to antibiotic prescribing in adults)


LISTRUNNER (helps with managing ward work, allocation of task and keep track of patients and their to do list, and is completely private and confidential to user)

Qx READ (most of your journals and medical literature under one roof, e.g. PubMed, open access, but some journals or article may require institution or individual subscription)

ECG Guide by QxMD

Should you currently be making use of an app that you feel would benefit other colleagues, please feel free to email the information to Ms Karlien Pienaar, Committee Co-ordinator of the Education, Science & Technology (EST) Committee of SAMA for consideration by the Committee and possible upload on the SAMA website.

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