Helpful answers to common pediatric health-related questions are at your fingertips thanks to a new free mobile Child Medical Guide application now available from DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Adapted from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s most popular publication, Childhood Emergencies & Illnesses, the Child Medical Guide app offers parents, grandparents and even the babysitter easy-to-access information on what to do for a bee sting, dog bite, colds, pink eye and much more. The hospital’s new mobile app even includes a child safety checklist with guidelines on how to keep your home safe for a child, and directions to the hospital, and its specialty center locations are also included.
“If your child is injured or sick you want readily accessible information to answer your questions,” says Srinivasan Suresh, MD, medical director, Emergency Department and chief medical information officer at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “The Child Medical Guide app is a great tool for answers on many common child health concerns, but it is important to remember that this guide is not a replacement for the advice of your child’s physician. And if you suspect an emergency, your first call should always be to 911.
For 125 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has always been there for families throughout the state. This new free Child Medical Guide App is one way for the hospital to give back to the community as it celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
To download the free Child Medical Guide app visit childrensdmc.org. You may also download the Child Medical Guide via app stores on the iPhone, Droid and Blackberry.