Educational Apps

Here are some of the best Apps available for use in paediatric anaesthesia.

There are short reviews of each and links are provided for you to download and try out. Some are free, others require a payment. Costs may vary and these are provided on the linked sites. Free Apps are indicated in the table. Please note that the APA does not take responsibility for content of external sites.

Paediatric Anaesthesia

A functional, interactive repository of key information including critical care drug doses immediately on hand, preferring to shed the hefty textbooks to manage children wherever we practice globally. Developed by Jerry Lerman, Charles Cote and Brian Anderson.

Drug dose calculators

Peds Anesthesia 
Simple to use, provides information regarding ET size, fluids, pre-meds, medications and vital signs. However, does not include resuscitation data. Note: not available on android.

Pedi safe. 
Very easy to use app, works along similar lines to the ‘Broselow’ tape system. Provides vital signs, airway equipment sizing, medication doses and cardiac resuscitation information.  No data regarding analgesia or antibiotic dosages. Well suited for ED, less useful for operating theatre. 
iTunes  Google Play

Paediatric Anesthesia Calc.
A popular calculator, providing details for airway management, fluids, drug dosage and resuscitation. Free
Google Play

NICE has developed this excellent offline reference for the BNF for Children. Updates provided free of charge. Sign in with an NHS Athens account. The author uses this app most days. Free for NHS staff
iTunes  Google Play


Paediatric Emergency Drugs.
Automatically scales to ipad size. The application uses formulas designed and developed by the team at the South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' Trust, London. Calculates cardiac arrest drugs, frequently used infusions, induction agents, muscle relaxants and anticonvulsants. Also provides physiological parameters, endotracheal tube sizes & other equipment (laryngeal masks, chest drains, central lines).

iResus is provided free of charge by the Resuscitation Council (UK) to provide its most up to date guidance. (Allows updates). Free

Resus Algorithms
Resus Algorithms provides access to all the information contained in the Resuscitation Council (UK) Algorithms Guidelines 2010 for your Android Device. Free
Google Play 


Indispensable app providing descriptions and essential anaesthetic information on over 1700 eponymous syndromes. Free
iTunes  Google Play

Pediatric Anesthesia journal
Issues can be read in full, giving you all the latest news and research in the field, with podcasts and videos. Current subscribers to Pediatric Anesthesia can “pair” their device with their personal or institutional subscription to enjoy full access in the iPad edition. Free

Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia, 3rd edition
Outstanding resource transferred to the smartphone in an extremely elegant app. Very expensive but indispensible for the busy paediatric anaesthetist. Designed for smartphone and tablet.
iTunes  Google Play

Difficult Airway Society
All the Difficult Airway Society Guidelines are available in this well designed app.
iTunes  Google Play

This excellent resource for rare paediatric diseases is now available as an app for iOS and Android. Also allows offline use.
Google Play

Read by QxMD provides a single place to keep up with new medical & scientific research, read topic reviews and search PubMed. You can select which paediatric journals and specialist topics you want the app to highlight and gather for you. Available across all platforms.
iTunes  Google Play

Regional anaesthesia

Provides a library of high quality clinical and system instructional videos, case studies, clinical image gallery and reference guides on point-of-care ultrasound applications. Within the application, you can customize your user profile to generate a recommended list of videos, and share any document or video with a colleague or friend. Free