May 23, 2016 7:23 pm
Updated: May 25, 2016 11:01 am

Custom mobile app for Manitoba paramedics unveiled

Over 1,600 paramedics in Manitoba now have access to the new app

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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.

“This is the best way to give [information] to them.”

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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