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Canada: Phone App For Hemophilia Works Out

December 5, 2014; Posted by: WeBleed staff

Phone application created for hemophiliacs in Canada.

According to an article from The StarPhoenix, the Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorders Program created a phone application to help those with hemophilia.

“These guys are pretty tough. They’re young men. They can walk it off,” JoAnn Nilson, a physiotherapist with the Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorders Program, says of many of her patients’ attitudes to injury. “And on the second and third day, they can’t walk.”

Nilson and her colleagues across Canada thought of ways to intervene when young men with mild hemophilia hurt themselves and wait too long to seek help. The guys wanted a mobile phone app to guide them and Nilson gave them what they asked – the Hemophilia Injury Recognition Tool (HIRT). The application lets the person check their symptoms, check out treatments, receive alerts to check their injury, and also includes emergency phone numbers for every hemophilia treatment center (HTC) in Canada.

The HIRT phone app is freely available in English or French and works on Apple and Android mobile devices.

Photo Credit – The StarPhoenix – your source for bleeding news!

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