A new study has found that doctors who used the iResus © application as a CPR prompt devices had skills that lead to a better outcome during a patient’s cardiac arrest.
The free iPhone application by the UK Resuscitation Council uses adult and pediatric algorithms with user-friendly prompts that help doctors make better decisions as shown in a published study in the issue of Anaesthesia. Doctors who used the iResus application scored an average of 12 points higher than the control group.
D. Low, N. Clark, J. Soar, A. Padkin, A. Stoneham, G. D. Perkins, J. Nolan. A randomised control trial to determine if use of the iResus©application on a smart phone improves the performance of an advanced life support provider in a simulated medical emergency*. Anaesthesia, 2011; 66 (4): 255