Emergency Kya? Get the iFirstaid App
In a country where pizza deliveries are more reliable than emergency services, citizens must take their safety in their own hands. Instructions on how to tackle burns, choking, bleeding, CPR or poisons are included in ‘iFirstAid Lite’. This is a free app for your apple devices, which can be upgraded for $2.99 only to ‘iFirstAid’.
By upgrading the app, the developers ‘Survival Emergency Products’ claim to unfurl heaps of more detailed information on how to combat a tricky life and death situation, thereafter. Well, atleast 30 different types of them. In addition to the key ‘Dos’, you will also find key ‘Do nots’ in each of the above mentioned emergency situations that help to prevent worsening of the situation even if you are not able to fix it.
A voice over giving step-by-step instructions gives you the ability to perform the necessary actions without having to take your eyes and attention off the patient. In the case of CPR, you can choose the age group of the person for whom you are trying to carry out the procedure, based on which the instructions become more specific to the ailing person’s needs.
The free version of this app could have included more types of emergency situations. Pictures are not worth a thousand words in this app; displaying a self – descriptive image that would explain in a glance what has to be done would save time, which is of the essence in such a situation.
Please note, for the all-encompassing self-proclaimed doctors, if the situation gets out of hand, take a leap of faith and dial 102 anyway; technology can only do so much.