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Learn basic first aid with apps

There are times when you may need to carry out some basic first aid if a small emergency takes place. In the past learning these basic skills where done with books or actual lessons, but with today’s technology there are easier ways to learn these skills. Today with have an article which will help you learn basic first aid with apps.

GotoAID First Aid 4.0 is available for owners of the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and the Android platform. GotoAID is a member of the Health & Safety Institute, and is a feature packed application. It has a database of more than 400 topics with interactive tools and report generators. It offers instant access to first aid information for you and even your pets.

It has easy to follow instructions with step-by-step actions for everything from bee stings to cardiac arrest. It covers weather related emergencies and has full disaster section on what to do before, during and after a disaster. GotoAID First Aid 4.0 is available worldwide on the App Store for $4.99/£2.99, and on the Android Market.

A free application for owners of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is Assistance 2.0. The application has recently been updated and is now iAD supported. It will give users knowledge of simple first aid techniques which can even save lives. There is a 100 illustrations with over 200 situations described, and the app can use the devices GPS to provide direct phone connection to local emergency numbers.

Some of the subjects covered include chocking, sunstroke, bleeding, trauma, shock, drowning, sting poisoning, electrocution, and much more. It gives instructions for procedures such as CPR, recovery position, CPR for infants, how to evaluate and open the airway, helmet removal, and many more.

There is also information on childhood diseases, common infant problems, and vaccines schedule. The application is available worldwide free of charge on the App Store. iOS 4.0 or later required.

First Aid Pocket Guide is a useful iOS application which has been put together by professional ambulance paramedics. It provides easy to follow information and treatment guides, and also has an introduction to first aid. The application is ideal for anyone who wants to be prepared for a medical emergency. First Aid Pocket Guide is available worldwide on the App Store for only $0.99/£0.69. iOS 3.0 or later required.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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