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DAS App

As usual, I'm a little late with this.

The new Difficult Airway Society app, by Subjective Effect, is out now for Android and iOS phones and tablets. It's free, of course.

Oh, and it's called "DAS App" so you'll have to scroll past about ten German apps first :p

Get it here for:

Android

or

iOS


In other news - Resus Algorithms has now been downloaded on iOS the same number of times as there are current installs on Android, give or take 10 installs. I'll be graphing the stats because the Android version was released some time before the iOS version and it'll be interesting.

EtherWare

Be sure to head on over to my other outfit - EtherWare.

This is a collaborative effort with anther doctor-coder and our inaugural app, Drug Cards, will be out any day now.

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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

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