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Are you caring for elderly parents with a history of heart problems? Do you have an AT&T iPhone? The American Heart Association has a great new app (application) just for you – Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association! In fact, looking it over, it may be for all of us. Guess I may just have to get that iPhone next year after all!
The American Heart Association’s Pocket First Aid & CPR app, built by Jive Media, puts vital health info at your fingertips – literally. Per their site, “the application features hundreds of pages with illustrations — topics include CPR, choking, bites, bruises, burns, seizures and diabetic emergencies. Twenty high-quality and detailed videos show how to respond in critical first aid situations and contain instructions on treating choking, CPR, seizures, cuts and wounds.” Not only that, their “first aid instructions are available even when out of cell-phone range.” It's like having a first aid and CPR guide book in your AT&T cell phone. That’s wonderful!
It also provides “a phone-based medical profile feature, where users can store their family's medical information. The application can save doctors' contact information, emergency contacts, allergies, medications and insurance information for quick access in an emergency. The information is only stored on the individual's phone and is deleted if the application is removed from the phone.” That’s good news for all of us security-minded members of the Baby Boomer Generation. In fact, this sounds like the perfect app for those of us in the Sandwich Generation with an AT&T iPhone. It’s vital info for our aging parents AND for our grandkids, particularly for those of us caring for anyone with special needs.
For other cell phones, I found PocketDoc for the Blackberry at Handmark for $39.95. For a Windows Mobile cell phone, like the Pantech, there is a First Aid Guide from MobileReference from Handango for $19.95. If you know of any that you can recommend, let us know via the comments below. 🙂
One very important caveat. Even if you are fully armed with this app or another like it, if you are dealing with an emergency, the FIRST thing you should do is call 911 if you are in the US, or the emergency number applicable for your country. Follow their directions and get your beloveds help ASAP. These apps should never replace a doctor’s help. But they do sound great if you need help ascertaining whether you are dealing with an emergency, if you are unable to call out, etc.
P.S. Want extra help and guidance for your family, in case of a medical emergency – right in your own AT&T iPhone? Just click on – Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association. 🙂