A new app has just been published in the iTunes store. Free of charge, this app is designed to stimulate effective learning in the diagnosis and management of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Specific topics addressed include factors associated with drug resistance; clues in the medical history; diagnosis of drug-resistance both by conventional and molecular methods; selection of drugs for treatment of various degrees of drug resistant TB – mono, dual, multi-drug, and XDR; monitoring of patients on treatment for drug-resistant TB; and recognition of drug adverse events as well as drug interactions.
The interactive TB eReview DRTB app has 2 components or modes:
- LEARN: These are didactic modules based on prevalent national or consensus guidelines for the topic at hand. General approaches to managing clinical conditions and situations are presented in a modular, learner-friendly format. Where appropriate, images, tables, and algorithms are included to further enhance the presentation.
- Clinical Scenarios: This component contains the clinical cases, whereby clinicians navigate through clinical sequences and problem-based scenarios, ranging from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment and follow up monitoring. The primary objective of this component is to enable clinicians hone their clinical decision-making skills and acquire mastery of the subject matter in a non-threatening environment.
To access information about this app and to download, click the link below.