Should be Included in Every First Aid Kit!
- Posted by agentcoco October 23, 2010
This app shows you quickly how to treat a multitude first aid injuries in a guide form. Good for fast action rather than mysterious ailments. Can be a true life saver!
This is a very comprehensive, possibly life saving app! It includes First Aid for: CPR and AED, Choking and Breathing, Serious Incidents, Common Conditions, Bleeding and Wounds, and much, much more. The directions are simple and easy to follow. They also include an instructional video. Quick FACT: When you have a nosebleed, do not tilt your head back. Tilt your head forward and squeeze your nostrils just below the bony part of your nose.
While this app won't make you a First Aid specialist, it will however come in handy when you're faced with a difficult situation & provide you with the information that you need, in order to help save somebody's life, or maybe even yours like what happened with Dan Woolley during Haiti's earthquake...
It has a nice user interface and has very useful pictures and videos.
Sorry, just had to title this review with that particular injury. Sadly from what I could find this app won't tell you how to deal with that one.
As someone who has had a lot of first aid for a nonmedical citizen (yes, I know what to do with a sucking chest wound) you'd think that maybe I wouldn't want this app but the truth of it is that in a situation that actually calls for first aid it's likely I'm going to be freaked out. Freaked out enough that I might not remember exactly what to do... assuming that I haven't passed out.
This app can help with that and while certainly you could waste a few seconds looking up the information, doing something correctly is better than failing miserably when someone's life is at stake.
There are a few issues with the app. While some areas link to things like how to use an EpiPen (sticking someone you care about with a needle isn't thankfully something I do regularly) other places just hint at it's use and don't link you to the how to page. That said, on at least one page it seems to be possibly illegal to stick someone with an EpiPen so perhaps that's the reason for the lack of link.
While it won't insure that your skills are up to par this app may well help you get past the fear of a difficult situation and give you the information to proceed with helping to save someone's life.