DENVER (CBS4)– A new app used by emergency crews to request help from AirLife could make the difference between life and death.

The new app is designed just for emergency responders who need help from the air. When emergency crews request help from the AirLife helicopter, the situation is critical.

“Trauma, we need them to get to the hospital for definitive care much sooner rather than later,” said Bennett Fire Protection District spokesman Michael Miller.

Minutes can make a big difference.

“Always. Time always matters in every case whether it be stroke, heart attack or trauma,” said Miller.

Now there’s “AirLife Mobile” a new app to make fast work, even faster.

“I think what it’s going to do is shave off three to four minutes at least of someone requesting the helicopter,” said AirLife Denver Registered Nurse Bob Greene.

With the app there is no need to alert the local dispatch to call the AirLife communication center. Instead, all that’s needed is to tap the phone.

“This is better because it talks directly to AirLife,” said Miller.

EMTs can quickly call and even text details, send a picture and enter a patient’s height and weight.

“All medication is based on weight so if it’s a child we’re ahead of the game, we’ve already done the medication calculations by the time we get there,” said Greene.

The initial connection takes just three seconds which means help is on the way in just a matter of minutes.


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