Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Houston firefighters learn to use a video chat program that will let them consult with an emergency medicine doctor while responding to 911 calls.i

Houston firefighters learn to use a video chat program that will let them consult with an emergency medicine doctor while responding to 911 calls.

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Houston firefighters learn to use a video chat program that will let them consult with an emergency medicine doctor while responding to 911 calls.

Houston firefighters learn to use a video chat program that will let them consult with an emergency medicine doctor while responding to 911 calls.

Courtesy of Houston Fire Department

It seems like every firefighter you ask can rattle off examples of 911 calls that didn’t come even close to being life-threatening.

“A spider bite that’s two or three weeks old,” says Jeff Jacobs. “A headache, or a laceration,” says Ashley Histand.

Alberto Vela remembers another call from a woman who

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/04/09/396583624/doctors-make-house-calls-on-tablets-carried-by-houston-firefighters?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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