EMS: There's an App For That!

When you finish reading this column, go to your computer, pull up YouTube and type in the search words “did you know.” You will find videos that pertain to how technology is changing the world. Among the facts that surprised me: China has more...


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Apps can make your job easier or make reference materials more readily available. They include shift generators, flashcards to study for EMT and paramedic exams, drug calculators, access to police, fire, and EMS radio traffic found on websites and a program that lets you deal with STEMIs by determining the area of the heart affected by an acute myocardial infarction (MI), plus many more.

In just 20 years, I have seen this explosion of technology and the direct impact it has had on EMS and fire. I can’t even imagine what technology will look like 20 years from now. n