Guideline Apps

NICE Guidelines

NICE Guidelines

FREE. From the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK. Over 100 NICE guidelines on both acute and chronic management of common (and not so common) ED presentations. There is an option to email the documents as an attachment directly from the app. Less useful for on the floor quick reference but a comprehensive evidence-based management guide none the less.

NICE Guidelines (Apple)

NICE Guidelines (Android)



FREE. Produced by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) which is part of NHS Scotland and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Wide range of evidence-based guidelines covering a number of topics, many of which relate to national priority areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease and mental health. ED relevant guidelines include antithrombotic use, stroke management, acute coronary syndrome, asthma, hip fracture, headache, head injury and UTI management. More user friendly and better mobile compatibility compared to the NICE guidelines app, although a less comprehensive collection overall. There is an in-app option of emailing each guideline as a pdf.

SIGN (Apple)

SIGN (Android)

Sideline Guidelines

FREE. The Sideline Guidelines App is an educational tool intended for medical providers on the sidelines treating athletic injuries for high school, college, and professional athletes. A national faculty has compiled a summary of expert knowledge to help diagnose athletic injuries (history, physical examination, and imaging), determine the ability of athletes to play their sport, recommend treatment in the training room and beyond, and estimate return to play time. This information is presented in a highly structured and searchable format that allows quick access to key points to consider when making an informed medical decision.

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