At a launch event on June the 5th, St.Vincents University Hospital National Liver Unit launched an app containing guidelines for the management of liver disease. It can be downloaded on the iPhone and Android app stores from the links below. The National Liver Unit at St Vincent’s University Hospital provides a hepatology consult service for the entire country. There is an hepatology consultant and registrar on call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 

They transplant approximately 60 patients per year. At present, they have an 18 bed unit to care for patients who are pre- and post-transplant, with fulminant hepatic failure, or variceal haemorrhage. They are also a tertiary referral centre for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. This app is designed to provide basic advice on initial investigations, diagnosis and management of the most common presentations of liver disease, and details on the referral pathways to have your patient reviewed. The liver team is still accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The Medical eGuides (MEG) system provides a way for clinicians to deliver their guidelines, protocols and clinical practice guides to staff members and the public on their own mobile devices. Access to this information at the point of care provides immediate guidance and helps to improve patient outcomes.

Download the app now: Android  and iPhone