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Health Tips Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017 - 2:15:53 PM

Amazon Alexa offers Mayo Clinic First Aid

By Staff Editor
Nov 17, 2017 - 2:07:29 PM

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Mayo Clinic has introduced a voice-driven software application – what Amazon calls a skill – for Alexa-enabled devices.

Once enabled by the user, the Mayo Clinic First-Aid skill provides care instructions for dozens of everyday mishaps and other common household issues.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Need first-aid advice in your home? Now you can ask Alexa.

"And you could say, 'Alexa, open Mayo Clinic First Aid. I have cut myself,'" says Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a general internal medicine specialist and associate medical director for Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions.

Once prompted, Alexa delivers self-treatment ideas.

"What are the steps you might need to know about self-treatment and, then, when to seek emergency help," says Dr. Pruthi.

The Mayo First-Aid skill is for everyday issues like treating a cut, a burn, child’s fever and other medical situations that are not life-threatening.

"The opportunity to be able to take this content that we already have on our website and deliver it using the Amazon Alexa was exciting for us," explains Dr. Pruthi.

It's fast, easy access to first aid.

"And it is reliable, trusted Mayo Clinic information," adds Dr. Pruthi.

Read more about the Mayo Clinic First-Aid skill for Amazon Alexa.

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