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Mobile Clinical Resources 101 Getting Started Mobil devices in healthcare education Primary reason for insistuing handheld devices for Nursing studnets Proivde an electronic reference tool Providean electronic journal Proivde leanirng expereinces with elctronic tools in the clinical area

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mobil devices in healthcare education
Mobil devices in healthcare education
  • Primary reason for insistuing handheld devices for Nursing studnets
    • Proivde an electronic reference tool
    • Providean electronic journal
    • Proivde leanirng expereinces with elctronic tools in the clinical area
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hardware purchase
Hardware Purchase

i Pod-Touch, (preferred)

I Phone

software purchase options
Software Purchase Options

Discount page for USD on the Skyscape web site

To order products at a reduced cost


Purchase software bundles from the computer section in the bookstore. You will receive a serial number which will allow you to download the package from the Skyscape web site


What you will need:

  • iTunes installed on your computer and an iTunes account.
    • If you don!t have iTunes, go to to download and install iTunes.
  • Access to a WiFi (wireless) network.
  • A Skycap account. This account does NOT have to be created before you begin the procedures below. You can create it during the installation process. Procedures for installing the Nursing Skycape software:
  • 1. Plug your iPod Touch into your computer and sync the iPod with iTunes
  • 2. Connect your iPod Touch to your WiFi network 1. From the Home Screen, click the settings icon and it looks like this ! 2. Click on Wi-Fi and log into your Wi-Fi network of choice 3. If you are on campus make sure you are connecting to the “USD” network (not "USDGUEST#) - you must open Safari on your iPod Touch and enter your school user name and password to connect your iPod Touch to the internet. 3. Once connected to the internet, launch the App Store ! The App Store icon looks like this: ! 4. Search the App Store for "Skyscape Medical Resources# 5. Install the free version of this app - do not select the $1.99 version! The free version will include Outlines in Clinical Medicine, Archimedes, and Medalter. 6. You will be prompted for your iTunes account name and password - enter these to download 7. Once the download is completed, tap on the new Skyscape application icon 8. Click "Create Skyscape Account# - this will launch Safari, your iPod Touch#s web browser 9. Next, create your Skyscape account 10. When finished click the home button (below the screen) 11. Launch Skyscape app 12. Download "Outlines in Clinical Medicine#, "Archimedes#, and "Medalert# - these are free 13. When done click "Tools# 14. Click "Install Resources# 15. Enter serial numbers provided by the USD Bookstore
skyscape serial numbers
Skyscape Serial Numbers

Skyscape uses serial numbers for Product registration – here is an example:


One serial number may contain registration information for multiple products

Serial numbers for multiple products can be rather long strings

Serial numbers do not contain 0, 1 or 2

They use o, i or z instead

Serial numbers are not case sensitive

Ignore the dashes when typing the serial number

before installing skyscape resources
Before Installing Skyscape Resources

Create Account with Skyscape or update your profile

If you already have Skyscape profile, login to your account

It is vital that your email address is current as important information is sent to this account.

If you do not have an account with Skyscape create a new one at this point

iphone vs ipod touch
iPhone vs iPod-Touch




Step 1 – Installing the I Phone Reader

This is a free application on the App Store

Requires an account with iTunes

Step 2 – Installing the resources

This requires serial number(s) for the products (bundles) purchased

Step 3 – Keeping your content up to date

installing the iphone reader wifi or ota
Installing the iPhone Reader(WiFI or OTA)

iTunes account has to be created with Apple App Store to use Skyscape Resources

This requires a Credit card; however once the iTunes account is created your credit card may be disabled in iTunes

The next step is to download the iPhone reader to your device

This is free application on the App Store

The only way to install Skyscape resources on the iPod-Touch is using WiFi connection

installing the iphone reader using wifi or ota
Installing the iPhone reader using WiFi or OTA

Step 1 »

Choose the App Store icon in the home screen

Step 2 »

Type “Skyscape” in the search bar and choose “skyscape medical resources


Step 4 »

Download the App by tapping on the Free button

Step 3 »

Tap the screen to choose the Skyscape Medical Resources


Step 5 »

Enter your Apple ID (iTunes username) and password and choose "OK" to proceed

Step 6 »

Download Begins – Notice the progress bar at the bottom of the icon


Step 8 »

You must enter your Skyscape credentials to continue

Step 7 »

Tap the Skyscape icon to continue


Step 9 »

Skyscape offers few resources free of charge, which may be downloaded in addition to the required titles. Choose download to continue

installing iphone reader via itunes
Installing iPhone reader – via iTunes

Install iTunes on your desktop

Search for Skyscape Medical in the App Store

Click Get App

iTunes ID and Password are required

Sync iPhone/iPod-Touch to your desktop

installing skyscape applications on iphone and ipod touch
Installing Skyscape Applications on iPhone and iPod Touch

Make sure WiFi is enabled

Touch the tools icon

Select Install Resources

Skyscape account information and serial number is required to download resources

On the iPhone resources can be downloaded OTA

check for updates
Check for Updates

This should be done at least once a month

This can be done OTA on the iPhone

iPod-Touch requires WiFi connection

iphone tips
iPhone Tips

To change the font size of the topic view

Double-tap on the topic view and it will cycle through the font sizes. Currently there are 3 sizes.

Or Go to Home screen and go to the Tools tab and tap on Settings->Font Size

Most references have more than one index

Go to the Index and tap on the drop arrow at the top next to the index name. This will pop a list of index and table of content that is available in the reference

SmartTabs  on the right.

A reference might have more sections than what is visible in the tabs.

Remember last view

From the Home screen, go to Tools->Settings->Remember last view and set this to ON.  Henceforth when you exit the app it will remember where you were


is available from the History item from the toolbar at the bottom when you are within a reference. History is retained across a session

apple app store
Apple App store
  • Numberous Ipod Apps for medical and nursing
  • Some are free….most are not
words of caution
Words of caution
  • Behave in a professional manner when utilizing mobile devices
  • Do not take or make phone calls while in the clinical areas. (excuse yourself)
  • Be polite when utilizing the reference functions in front of others (do not behave distracted with patients)
  • Do not listen or watch video files while in the clinical areas on any handheld device.
  • This is a clinical tool.
  • Under no circumstances are you to utilize a camera device in the clinical areas.
  • Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act
  • Law governing patient medical information and secure electronic billing to Medicare
  • Requires health care agencies (hospitals, clinics, medical practices) to have clear polices and training on protecting patient information.
ab 211
AB 211
  • California assembly bill 211 health gives the sate the ability to asses and fine Individuals or agencies) for unauthorized leaking of patient information (see Britney Spears and M. Schriver)
  • The scale of fines range from $25,000 to $250,000 against health facilities and individuals for every time they inappropriately obtain, use or disclose medical information.
tech support
Tech. support
  • Apple, for your Ipod or I phone hardware support
  • Skyscape for your bundles or for N –Track software
  • Jason Balagtas, USD Hahn school of nursing, leaning lab tech support