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Medical App for Smartphones

By: Bergen Baucom
By: Bergen Baucom

YOUR LEFT ARM IS HURTING.
IS IT A STRAIN OR A SYMPTOM OF A HEART ATTACK?
THAT'S WHEN iTRIAGE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.
William Dennis Harris
ER Doctor Jackson Hospital
People may come when they think, this isn't so bad then they check things in here then they think maybe I should go because this could be the early signs of a stroke or a heart attack. And then they don't stay at home for 8 hours with a heart attack when they could have been here and gotten early treatment which saves lives and saves heart muscle.
ALL WITH THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
(Voice of Rosie Smith PR Director Jackson Hospital) "It has some pop up balloons over an illustration and it asks you to point to a specific point on the body where you want to make a symptom inquiry."
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL
You can use it in travel because it takes your current location and tells you where your at and then it uses the GPS on your smart phone to tell you where the nearest hospital is.
THE APP CAN ALSO CONNECT YOU TO A POISON CONTROL HOTLINE AND CRISIS CENTERS.
IT ALSO EXPLAINS MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, PROCEDURES, AND MEDICATIONS.
People have medications in the cabinet that may have been there for 6 or 8 months and they can't remember what it's for. They can look up medications to see what it's for and if it would help with the problem they're having right then.
WHILE IT APPEARS TO BE AN APP THAT DOES EVERYTHING- THERE IS ONE THING IT CANNOT DO.
Rosie Smith
PR Director Jackson Hospital
"This does not replace when you have a life threatening emergency. You need to dial 911 and discontinue using any smart phone app. You need to make sure you get the right emergency response at the time you need it."
IN MARIANNA BERGEN BAUCOM, WTVY NEWS FOUR.

THE FREE APP IS AVAILABLE ON ALL SMART PHONE DEVICES


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