Virtual Nurse Has Been Updated!

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Our website developers have been hard at work creating new features for our Virtual Nurse skill. It is now more useful than ever before and can provide you with more potentially life-saving information. Alongside this, we’ve added Virtual Nurse to both Amazon’s Alexa & Google’s Assistant.

What is Virtual Nurse

Virtual Nurse was originally developed for Amazon Alexa enabled devices in order to provide basic CPR instructions to the end users. After continual development Virtual Nurse can now provide medical advice for a range of different topics from chickenpox right through to broken bones and bleeding. It can be downloaded for free onto any Alexa enabled device, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV. As well as this, Virtual Nurse can be downloaded onto Google Assistant. This means you can now use Virtual Nurse through Google Home and many other Google Assistant enabled devices.

Once installed the user can activate the skill / app by asking a phrase such as “Alexa, ask Virtual Nurse how to perform CPR”  or for those using Virtual Nurse on Google Assistant, “OK Google, ask Virtual Nurse about heart attacks”. Virtual Nurse will then reply with information about the specific subject, and the steps you should take to treat the problem.

In addition to the above, the Virtual Nurse can also give you dynamic advice depending on the age of the victim or the type of injury.  For example, you can ask for CPR advice for a child or an adult. Or how to treat minor or heavy bleeding.

Google Assistant

In addition to Alexa, Virtual Nurse is now available for Google Assistant on any Android smartphone or Google Home device.

You can download the app from the Google Assistant app store. Simply ask Google to open Virtual Nurse to get started.

What’s New

We have added many new illnesses and injuries that the skill can provide advice for. Simply ask the skill for advice on any of the following:

Abdominal Thrusts, AnginaVirtual Nurse Amazon Skill Icon, Appendicitis, Arthritis, Asthma Attacks, Back Pain, Bee Stings, Blisters, Blood Poisoning (Sepsis) for a child or adult, Broken Bones, Bleeding, Bronchitis, Bruising, Checking a Pulse, Chest Pains, Chickenpox, Choking for a child or adult, Coughs, Dementia, Diabetes, Fainting Influenza, Frostbite, Gallstones, Gastroenteritis, Glandular Fever, Hay Fever, Heart Attacks, Heartburn, Heat Stroke, Hyperventilation, Hypothermia, Kidney Infections, Kidney Stones, Measles, Menopause, Migraines, Minor Cuts, Mumps, Neck Pain, Norovirus, Nosebleeds, Panic Attacks, Poisoning, Pregnancy Signs, The Recovery Position, Seizures, Sprained Ankles, Stomach Pain, Stokes, Sunburn, Tetanus, Tinnitus, Tonsillitis, Toothache, Vaginal Thrush, Vision loss, Touch loss and Loss of hearing.

These are now all included in the skill alongside the existing CPR and Burns advice.

In addition to these, Virtual nurse can also provide you with information about different medications. These include:

Alprazolam, Adderall, Acetaminophen, Amitriptyline, Amlodipine, Amoxicillin, Asacol, Aspirin, Ativan, Atorvastatin, Azithromycin, Cetirizine, Ciprofloxacin, Citalopram, Clindamycin, Clonazepam, Clopidogrel, Co-codamol, Cyclobenzaprine, Diazepam, Diclofenac, Domperidone, Doxycycline, Flucloxacillin, Fluoxetine, Gabapentin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Ibuprofen, Lexapro, Lisinopril, Loratadine, Lorazepam, Losartan, Lyrica, Meloxicam, Metoprolol, Metformin, Metronidazole, Morphine, Naproxen, Nystatin, Olfen, Omeprazole, Oxytetracycline, Pantoprazole, Paracetamol, Pentrexyl, Prednisone, Primolut-Nor, Primperan, Propoven, Reglan, Simvastatin, Tramadol, Trazodone, Viartril-S, Vimovo, Wellbutrin, Zinnat and Zoloft.

The Future

We plan to continually update Virtual Nurse with new features to make it more useful than ever before. If you have any suggestion on new features you would live to see then get in contact with us today to let us know your thoughts and feedback.

You can download the skill free now from the Amazon skill store, or the Google Assistant store.

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