Our friends at Swedish Hospital have released a new iPhone app called the Swedish Kids Symptom Checker. I'm wondering if it might be a useful tool for assessing potential concussions? I don't have an iPhone, though. Maybe someone who does, can download it here, check it out, and report back....
By the way, here is Swedish's fact sheet on concussion.
What Is It?
“What should I do when my child has flu symptoms?” “Should I call the doctor if she’s had a sore throat for three days?” These are questions that all of us have. Health problems with our children can arise anytime – evenings, weekends, when you’re traveling or when your doctor’s office is closed.
Swedish Kids Symptom Checker is designed especially for these times. The interactive iPhone application can help you make appropriate decisions on what level of care, if any, is needed and how to provide symptom relief for minor illnesses and injuries you can manage on your own.
Swedish Kids Symptom Checker is derived from the clinical protocols use by physician and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice lines in the US and Canada. They have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million symptom calls.
The care guide that best matches your child’s symptom can be located quickly by using the alphabetical index, body area index, or keyword search.
Why parents and caregivers prefer Kid Care?
The pediatric care guides are derived from the telephone protocols used by more than 400 hospital- and health plan-based nurse advice lines and by 90% of pediatric practices. They have been tested on over 150 million symptom calls.
- The content is designed with your child's safety as the highest priority
- Each care guide is reviewed by physicians, specialists
and nurses for accuracy.
The annual review and updates also incorporate parent feedback regarding clarity and ease of use.
Easy 3-step Navigation
1. Choose the most appropriate symptom care guide (out of 89)
2. Use the symptom decision chart to find the recommended action
3. Follow the self care advice to make your child more comfortable
Connect to 911, your doctor, your child’s doctor or nearby Emergency Department are available if you have phone service.
Pediatric Dosage tables
One-touch access to the recommended dosage for common over-the-counter medications.
Photos and illustrations (111 in all)
The images help you identify symptoms (e.g. rashes), injuries and common causes of bites & stings. First aid illustrations support proper interim care.
The iPhone app is available now. The Android version should be available shortly.