Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical School have created an app to help physicians better treat burn victims, both in the hospital and in the field. This is welcome news to physicians as they can quickly treat each patient that comes in with burns. The iPhone and iPad app–officially called Burn Medical Education app, or BurnMed–combines video, images and text to show clinicians how to handle burn victims in the first eight hours after the event, considered the most critical period for treatment. Users see a three-dimensional figure of a man, woman or child, which can be rotated to view burns on any part of the body. Users can input information on the depth and coverage of the burns, and calculate how much fluid the patient needs immediately.
Apps could be the future for medical procedures like this.