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A Small Flood of Apps

ENTSHO, Resus Algorithms 2 and The DAS APP
This last week was pretty busy. I've released a new app, released a new and overhauled version of an app and released a teeny tiny update to another app.
ENTSHO The entsho.com app is out now for Android and iOS. It's a collaborative production with entsho.com 
You can find it for download on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store now. 

This is "Stage 1" of the ENTSHO release - there are three guideline sections but only one is available at the moment. The other two will be released in the next few weeks, as staggered releases. Thereafter the app will updated to reflect the guidelines at entsho.com.
Resus Algorithms 2 The popular Resus Algorithms was getting pretty long in the tooth and, more importantly, was out of date. Resus Algorithms 2 has the Resus Council (UK) guidelines from 2015; the latest versions.
iResus is back from the ether and this time it's by the Resus Council. It's similar but different to R…
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DAS App v2 - out now for iOS and Android

Finally, it's here

The new DAS intubation guidelines arrived this month, along with the the new OAA airway guidelines that we first heard about a year ago!

You can read about the new DAS intubation guidelines here: DAS Intubation Guidelines 2015

And the new OAA guidelines here: OAA Guidelines

So along with the new guidelines there is a new app that now contains the corresponding algorithms. It's available for Android 4.1+ and iOS 9.1+

The support site is here: DAS App support site

Get it for your iOS or Android device, for free

Download for iOSDownload for Android

We Can Make You Better

Wearable Tech in 2015 

I attended the Wearable Tech Show 2015 on March 10th at the ExCel in London, just for one day. Let me start by saying that the ExCel is an okay venue and I’ve been there before. I don’t understand the logic of shutting over half the places that serve food midweek when there are clearly more than one event going on. Anyway…

I was on a fact finding mission and so visited almost every stand. In the end I got a little tired as it was all much of a muchness. There were certainly some interesting products and ideas on display although about half of them looked like they were products looking for a use and another quarter were ideas and tech that will presumably be subsumed by some larger tech corporation like Samsung or Apple. Someone should have warned me to expect the trackers though. Trackers. So many trackers.

Trackers

Everyone is selling a health tracker of some sort and they all have some interesting or really boring USP. Worryingly, I had to explain the concept …

Anaesthetic Reference Cards

Pre-flight Check

Anaesthetic Reference Cards, a new Subjective Effect app, is out now on iTunes and Google Play. The support site, with instructions, can be found here.


I was approached (electronically, natch) by a consultant anaesthetist who thought the physical cards he'd been involved with producing would make a nice app. He was right. It's a simple app for anaesthetic novices and as such has probably been released too early. When the new intake starts in August perhaps they'll find their way to it. Oh, it's my first Ionic app. More to come.


Ionic and on an on

Speaking of Ionic; I wrote a relatively well received piece over on Medium which is partly intended to be really useful for Ionic beginners and partly my own notes, for me, posted online so I can get to them any time. Have a read.

Gamification and Education

Duolingo

Anyone who has used Duolingo for any amount of time will tell you - it's wonderful. Why is it wonderful? Well, it teaches you a foreign language and you can tell its working because you progress. There comes a point where you're typing (or swiping) whole sentences and you just get it. It starts to come together. Suddenly you can say "Our cat does not eat cheese" and then "His trousers are red" in another language. Your pronunciation is probably awful but so what?

The thing with Duolingo is this; it doesn't just teach you, it gamifies the teaching. Each lesson is packaged into little chunks and for each chunk you have 3 hearts, or lives. You can fail but you can't fail too many times. It's a bit like R-Type in that sense, and you can buy power-ups and extras (though I can't find the heart refill anymore, sadly). There's even a timed practice that really puts the pressure on.

So as you can tell, if you've ever thought about th…