American Heart Association offers apps for healthcare providers
Two new apps bring lifesaving guidance to Apple devices
DALLAS, February 7, 2013 — Heathcare providers can now get lifesaving CPR and first aid information from two new apps launched by the American Heart Association: eHandbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) for Healthcare Providers and Full Code Pro.
The eHandbook of ECC for Healthcare Providers App features the 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers, a reference tool used by hospital emergency personnel, first responders and advanced CPR instructors.
Available for the iPad and iPhone through the Apple App Store, users will have mobile, quick access to the latest resuscitation science and treatment information, as well as algorithms, protocols, sequences, drug dosages and much more. It is available for $24.99.
“Whether at home or working a shift, the American Heart Association is determined to get the critical information needed to help save a life into the hands of those who need it most,” said American Heart Association Science & Medicine Advisor Jose Ferrer, M.D. “As physicians continue to integrate mobile technologies into patient care, we’ll work to provide training in relevant, digital formats.”
The Full Code Pro App is a free, easy-to-use tool used by healthcare providers to quickly document critical interventions during cardiac arrest resuscitation events.
Available for the iPad, iPhone and 4th generation iPod Touch and higher through the Apple App Store, this app enables providers to focus on the patient without sacrificing proper documentation, and it makes it easier to record during codes.
It can also simplify data entry and help providers increase the availability and accuracy of documentation. The information that providers log enables more robust data for review, debriefing and resuscitation quality improvement.
This app complements other AHA tools that help build an effective quality-improvement program, such as the AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, classroom-based and online training courses and continuing education programs.
These new apps for healthcare providers complement the CPR and first aid app previously released by the American Heart Association aimed for the general public.
The Pocket First Aid & CPR App ($1.99), provides quick, concise and clear first aid and CPR instructions from a user’s smartphone in an emergency. This is the same app Dan Woolley used to treat his injuries while surviving 65 hours under rubble after the 2011 earthquake in Haiti.
This app includes the latest up-to-date emergency information from the American Heart Association, including hundreds of pages with illustrations of topics ranging from choking to burns to seizures. Version 4.0.1 offers a new design and updates with new science and key changes from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, in addition to adding 34 videos and 46 high-resolution illustrations.
For more information about the American Heart Association’s CPR apps visit, www.heart.org/cpr.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association receives funding mostly from individuals. Foundations and corporations donate as well, and fund specific programs and events. Strict policies are enforced to prevent these relationships from influencing the association’s science content. Financial information for the American Heart Association, including a list of contributions from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, is available at www.heart.org/corporatefunding.