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Running head: MEDICAL APPLICATION WITH PATIENT SCENERIO 1Medical Application with Patient ScenarioKrista LongmoreChamberlain UniversityNursing InformaticsDr. ClemonsJanuary 9, 2020
MEDICAL APPLICATION WITH PATIENT SCENERIO2Medical App Critical AppraisalI.NAME: The name of the app I was assigned was LactMed based on my birth month of August.II.AUTHOR: LactMed was developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine’s and is part of the Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET). The application is updated monthly, and TOXNET is reviewed weekly for new updates. The materialoffered in the LactMed database is originated from scientific literature and public databases and shows the professional expertise of the creators and review board ("Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)," 2019).III.ENDORSEMENT: The app is maintained by the US government, the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). IV.OPERATION: Both platforms are suitable for the app because they both offer the same information. The only thing I found different is on the website is you can create a list of medications that would be useful for a single patient. V.AESTHETICS: The information is very easy to use and does not require instruction. The app has only two options either find drug by name or by class, and once in the selected option you have a search bar that allows you to type in the name of the medication or substance. The website does have more options and requires more navigation than the mobileapp but is still easy to navigate.VI.PURPOSE: LactMed is a database of over 1,000 drugs and other chemicals that nursing mothers may be subjected to ("Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)," 2019). It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood and the
MEDICAL APPLICATION WITH PATIENT SCENERIO3potentially harmful effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic substitutes for the medications are offered, when possible. Supplemental links to breastfeeding resources from credible organizations are also provided.VII.CLINICAL DECISION MAKING: The app allows providers to see if the medications the patient is taking are safe for the breastfeeding infant. It also allows the provider to see potential alternatives to medications that are harmful to the infant. It guides the provider to

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