WINNIPEG — Monday marks the start of National Paramedics Week and along with it, a reminder that the job can often be the difference between life and death for patients.
The Paramedic Association of Manitoba and Consultica, a mobile app developer based out of Winnipeg, teamed up to create an map first-responders can use, in an effort to save time and improve patient care.
The app includes details on treatment protocols, dosage calculations and additional information such as a listing of the nearest hospital. Consultica believes this app could replace the traditional flow charts used in ambulances.
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“Paramedics don’t have easy access to laptop computers or ring-bound binders to access information,” said Luc Bohunicky, chief brand officer of Consultica.
The app will provide real time information to over 1,600 paramedics across the province. Manitoba is the first province to create a customized app for paramedics.
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