For those who like to live life well prepared (or who just can’t remember their first aid basics), the First Aid Pocket Guide is the perfect companion. This handy application, from the developer LoL Software, is based on the publication Official First Aid Quick Guide. The Official First Aid Quick guide was written and published by Parasol EMT, a leading first aid and occupational health training company in Australia. This application serves as a iPhone booklet that addresses most emergency situations, including bleeding, burns, seizures, and heart attacks, among many others.
The interface of First Aid Pocket Guide is simple, with the categories clearly labeled and easy to identify for quick reference. This app reads like a book, with 9 “chapters” that include:
- Essential [information]
- Medical Emergencies
- Poisons + Bites & Stings
- Seizures + Strokes
Each category has many subcategories, each with its own page, that addresses signs and symptoms of injuries, with instructions on how to treat the injury. The Essential category outlines and explains the first-aid action plan with explanantions for CPR and defibrillation. A Basic Life Support Flow Chart (found in the Essential catregory) is an at-a-glance chart to quickly guide the user through these basic first aid steps. There are plenty of quality photos that demonstrate proper first aid technique, and it provides the phone number for the National Poison Emergency Center in America.
The First Aid Pocket Guide is great for anyone who doesn’t want to be caught off guard by any emergency, large or small. Most importantly, the information within this application does not require a WiFi connection, so you can use this first aid guide anywhere you go. First Aid Pocket Guide is an essential iPhone application that will help people make the right first aid decisions with ease.
First Aid Pocket Guide requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.