By Paul Schmitt
A new app developed specifically to help emergency medical personnel administer the proper dosage of medicine to children will save time which could lead to saving more lives. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s App Brewery along with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin launched the First Five Minutes App. Door County Emergency Services Director Dan Williams explains why the new technology is crucial when dealing with a pediatric medical emergency.
The new app on a smartphone or tablet allows emergency personnel to enter a child’s age or weight and get an easy-to-read chart to know how much of a medication dose to give the child. The new app is in a limited trial phase and will be available later this year to the public through Google download and the Apple Store.