Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Mayo Clinic equips Amazon Alexa with first aid nuts and bolts

Posted by @DanHinmon, Sep 19, 2017

Using Amazon’s self-service Alexa skills set, Mayo Clinic is providing first aid advice via Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant.

“People with Amazon devices like Echo and Echo Dot can ask Alexa for assistance treating a wound or putting salve on a burn or assessing someone who isn’t breathing.” For example, “people seeking information about CPR will be told to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for one minute and then call 911 if the victim doesn’t respond.”

A disclaimer states that Mayo Clinic First Aid should not be used in a life-threatening medical emergency.

Sounds like a potential webinar for MCSMN. We’ll keep you posted.


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