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Free mobile app can help dentists during office medical/sedative emergencies

Dentists could benefit from using a free mobile application developed by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, or ADSA.

The app, "ADSA Ten Minutes Saves A Life!", offers providers checklists and algorithms related to patient care crises, early detection of emergencies and appropriate interventions. It is funded by the ADSA Anesthesia Research Foundation and has no corporate sponsorship or affiliation.

Within the app, which is available for download on Apple’s App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android users, there are flow charts for evaluating emergency events including allergic reactions, choking, hypertension, chest pain, low blood sugar and more. Providers can catalog and track drug expiration dates and also input patient age and weight to personalize needed emergency drug dosages.