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ICU Doctor Creates App to Help Patients on Ventilators Communicate Faster

ICU Doctor Creates App to Help Patients on Ventilators Communicate Faster

ICU Doctor Chandar Abboy and his partner came up with a way to give a voice to the voiceless. The app called “Yo Doc” allows patients on ventilators to better communicate their needs and feelings.

Dr. Abboy says this app was created to help patients communicate things like “It is a 5 to 6 on the pain scale.” There’s even an option for patients to circle where on the body they may be in pain.

Now within seconds patients who can’t speak can express how they are feeling. Director Abboy says they are also keeping up with different COVID-19 support groups online to incorporate different tips on the app.

This app is phone and tablet accessible. It is free for the first 24 hours of use and then $4.99 flat rate after that.

CriticalCare.news
August 6, 2020

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