Critical Care ACLS Guide Medical App Review (iOS, $5.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Informed Publishing

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120 Ratings
All Versions:
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The Critical Care ACLS Guide™ for iPhone & iPod Touch gives you immediate access to critical information in an easy-to-use app with rich content, detailed illustrations, and pioneering features.

* Quick navigation to critical information
* Custom bookmarks let you quickly return to your favorite pages
* Expanded search capability
* Add notes to a page
* Calculators

“I have been using Informed’s Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide for years and never go to work without it.”
—Shaun Michael Scott, RN, EMTP, CareFlite Flight Nurse

Best of all, you know you can depend on the Critical Care ACLS Guide™ for iPhone & iPod Touch, because it was created by Informed Publishing—the trusted leader in emergency reference information since 1986. Informed’s print and digital guides are carried in the pockets, on mobile devices, and in the emergency vehicles of over one million first responders nationwide.

The Critical Care ACLS Guide™ for iPhone & iPod Touch makes it easy for physicians, paramedics and nurses check ACLS drug doses, interpret EKGs, look up patient medications, and much more.

Critical information covers use of airway devices such as the Combitube, LMA, and King LT™ Airway, a complete list of emergency & ACLS drugs, including Natrecor and Ketamine, an extensive prescription drug list, Rapid 12-Lead EKG interpretation page, dermatomes, hemodynamics, lab values, and a complete list of abbreviations.
* Current ACLS Algorithms
* Emergency & ACLS Drugs
* 12-Lead EKG Section & Acute MI
* Basic EKG Rhythms
* Laryngeal Mask Airway / RSI
* “Rave” Drugs
* Basic Chest X-Ray Interpretation
* Fibrinolytic Screen for AMI & Stroke
* Ischemic Stroke Management / Neuro
* Pediatric Resuscitation, Drug Doses, Vitals
* End-Tidal CO2 / Capnography / Ventilator Guidelines
* Trauma & Glasgow Coma Scales
* Common Medical Emergencies
* Burn Charts, the “Rule of 9s”
* Pulse Oximetry, IV Drip Rates
* Quick EMS Spanish Translations
* Lab Values, Metrics, and Notes Pages


Informed Publishing® offers a full product line of references for the medical and first response markets, as well as a consumer line for home and family emergency preparedness. Informed references are available in a variety of formats, including pocket-sized print guides, PDF editions, and now apps for the iPhone & iPod Touch. Learn more at


For questions, comments, or suggestions concerning this guide, contact Informed® Publishing at

Customer Reviews

  • Fantastic

    by Chimedic90

    Great app... I'm a medic in the ER and I use this tool all the time

  • Fantastic

    by Chimedic90

    Great app... I'm a medic in the ER and I use this tool all the time

  • Paramedic

    by Taterbean33

    Great app! Very useful

  • Incredible app!

    by Chelle0011

    No hidden "intra-app fees," and much more info than I expected. I purchased this to help review ACLS and PALS, but this contains information that is useful throughout the hospital. Great job! Thanks!

  • FireMedic

    by Smokediver235

    Great product.

  • Critical Care Paramedic

    by Paramedic dragon fighter

    Well worth the cost and an exceptional reference when time matters or when the feces hits the oscillator.

  • Great app

    by Firemantone

    Worth the money

  • Sweet app

    by ToolAdvocate

    I'm an emt-b. This is such a good and informative app to just read. It gets me in the mindset to save lives with every discharge!


    by mikiemedic

    Great app keeps me from having to find my old trusty book to look at.

  • Awesome

    by Txmedic54

    I have used these guides for at least 10 years, and having it on my phone is perfect

  • Excellent used by paramedic

    by paracop

    Love this guide, easy to use. It has everything that I use everyday at work. I would definitely recommend this product to any working medic.

  • Baby Medic

    by Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

    For a new medic, this is an essential app. Searchable, opens quickly, easy to use, hasn't crashed yet. So far so good, thanks!

  • Scott B

    by Scott16594

    Excellent application.

  • Excellent Resource

    by KatReyZahRN

    A must for new ED/Trauma RNs and paramedics!!

  • Great Paramedic App

    by Kevin Faulk

    Awesome app to have as a reference to any emergent type situation.

  • Good deal!

    by Para09

    Great app!!great app.

  • Paramedic

    by Julio Cesar Martinez

    Very good tool , help me a lot , I do not regret a bit

  • Good to have

    by Medic-Firefighter

    This app is a nice tool to have on your phone. It works well and seems to have the information needed. A really nice and easy quick reference tool.

  • Paramedic student

    by Yataome

    Worth every penny!!!

  • ALS

    by Ronald Larrieu


  • Not what I needed

    by CathTech1988

    I can see this being great for beginners. The information it provides is very basic and not helpful for those who can pass their acls megacode with ease. It looks to have a good conversion calculator and it had an entire separate tab for pediatric meds. I already knew all of the information for adults.

  • Paramedic

    by JBeardMedic33

    Great app. Very useful on the fly and on those early am calls.

  • Excellent

    by SFLTW

    Excellent for civilian and military medical applications. Worth every cent.

  • Paramedic

    by Roger Hall

    It's a great help

  • Awesome

    by Irish72pride

    Full of great info. Works just like the flip guide but with more updates.

  • Love it!

    by KellyD3

    Great app for a new ICU RN!

  • FF / EMT-P

    by Healing Hippo

    I have used basic, advanced and critical care as references and been helped a lot. The nurses and other medics I work with have also used mine for a reference. I also let a FR student use my basic to help in her studies and she liked and bought her own. Thanks for the help, it may not have all but it is good for a quick need now look.

  • Great

    by Acls22

    Everything you need if your in medic school or on the job great ap

  • Awesome

    by Azriel89

    Very cool, except I bought both the EMS and the critical care so I kinda bought it twice.

  • ACLS

    by caiken68

    I am very dissatisfied with this app, I don't recommend it, it was not worth the $5.99 w/out tax, I was expecting much more with real life scenarios :-(

  • D

    by Jgslona


  • Beat guide around

    by Unccdragon

    Wonderful resource. Recommend for all paramedics and nurses. I use it as a fast resource when I need info fast.

  • Very User Friendly

    by SavedFromSatan

    A useful working tool for the beginning nurse, as well as the older, more traditional nurse.

  • Awesome!

    by MP Me

    It's fast, easy, and great to have the info right there. It also helped me review for ACLS abd BLS recert class.

  • Great

    by Ronremtp


  • Muy bueno

    by Cesar Corrales

    Guía fácil y rápido para recordar en momentos críticos

  • Great App

    by profemt

    Ranks among my top 4 go to apps for critical patient

  • Great

    by Gtruck69


  • Firefighter/Paramedic

    by C'C

    This is a great reference to have on the box. Quick and easy to navigate.

  • Yardie

    by Toairis

    Excellent app use if frequently!

  • Paramedic

    by Billbayer

    Excellent tool to have on the truck.

  • Wonderful

    by YoBrown

    Really enjoy this app! Easy to use. Thanks!!!

  • RN

    by Kjkingrn

    Very good resource and helpful passing ACLS. I believe worth the $.

  • Great resource on the job and for studying

    by Pmedic548

    I use this both on the job and for reviewing seldom used drugs and procedures.

  • Great resource!

    by Cher37

    Very helpful. A must-have for anyone in the medical profession.

  • Flight medic

    by Wcw326

    Carried multiple guides. Much better than the pocket version.

  • Great App!!

    by Indy Medic

    Instant must have info!

  • Minimum required resource

    by Ncrtom

    Any paramedic or ER nurse should have this resource readily available any time they are on duty. Info on the fly, just like us!

  • Good app

    by Ryan J Dial

    I have always carried the pocket guide from my first day as a basic, good to have the app as well.

  • Rn

    by Kkwatson11

    I use this all the time at work er rn.. Very useful

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