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  • Health IQ: Free App!

    Challenge Your Health IQDo you know the minimum SPF needed to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays? Or how many seconds you should wash your hands to kill germs? Test your health IQ to see how your health skills stack up. Choose from three levels of difficulty or be surprised by selecting a Random mix. Each quiz delivers a mix of 10 questions. Correctly answer as many of the 10 questions as quickly as possible with the hopes of earning bonuses like A+ Student, Public Health Nerd, and Einstein or score poorly and earn the Hot Mess achievement! New questions will be added frequently. Play again and again and try to beat your highest score!

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  • American Red Cross Pet First Aid

    First Aid Apps for Smart Phones, Tablets and Mobile devices have been around for tears now - our Favorite is by PhoneFlips, Now the Red Cross has released and App to help you use your Pet First Aid Kits and give proper Pet CPR & First Aid!

    American Red Cross Issues New Pet First Aid App

    Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.

    The 99 cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone and Android smart phone users instant access to expert information so they learn how to maintain their pet’s health and what to do during emergencies.

    image of pet emergency kit and contents Pet Emergency Kits include special needs for Furry Friends in a Disaster.

    “Pet owners need to learn the signs of a healthy dog or cat so they can recognize health problems early,” said Deborah C. Mandell, VMD, DACVECC, member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, and staff veterinarian and adjunct associate professor at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “Catching potential illness or injury early can make a huge difference in treatment success.”

    Owners have access to step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common first aid and emergency situations. Users learn how to treat wounds, control bleeding and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Additional topics include burns, car accidents, falls and what to do for cold- and heat-related emergencies.

    Other features in the app allow pet owners to:

    • Sporting Dog (& Horse and Cat!) First Aid Kits Sporting Dog (& Horse and Cat!) First Aid Kits

      Create a pet profile including tag identification number, photos, list of medications and instructions.

    • Use the list of early warning signs to learn when to call their veterinarian.
    • Use “click-to-call” to contact their veterinarian.
    • Find emergency pet care facilities or alternate veterinarians with the “animal hospital locator.”
    • Locate pet-friendly hotels.
    • Test their knowledge with interactive quizzes and earn badges that they can share on their social networks along with their favorite picture of their pet.

    The Red Cross app contains resources to help owners include pets in their emergency action plans.

    “History shows that people have not evacuated during disasters because they did not want to leave their pets behind, and including pets in emergency planning before a disaster occurs helps keep the entire household safe,” Mandell said. Pet owners may also take a Red Cross Pet First Aid course so they can practice the skills and receive feedback. People can go to redcross.org/takeaclass for information and to register.

    A “Top 5 Features of the Pet First Aid App” is available here. The Red Cross has made great strides in making emergency information available whenever and wherever people need it. The Pet First Aid App and other Red Cross apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps.

    Emergency First Aid Treatment & Guide - App for Phone or Android! Emergency First Aid Treatment & Guide - App for Phone or Android!
  • Want to know how to save a life?

    There's an app for that... While everyone should know CPR and How to use an AED, and every group, organization, workplace, and school should schedule CPR Training at their location, what should be done and what is done do not always coincide... so, if you Don't know CPR, and want to help - Your mobile could help you to save a life.

    In the US -

    Enabling Citizen Superheroes

    PulsePoint is an enterprise-class, software-as-a-service (SaaS) pre-arrival solution designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance and active citizenship. PulsePoint AppWhere adopted, the PulsePoint app empowers everyday citizens to provide life?saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and willing to assist in case of an emergency can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert trained citizens in the vicinity of the need for bystander CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

    To install the PulsePoint app simply search PulsePoint in the Apple App Store or in Android Apps on Google Play.

    Civic Engagement

    Community outreach is critical in encouraging citizen engagement through the PulsePoint app. This Public Service Announcement (PSA) is used in movie theaters and other venues to raise local awareness of the app availability and purpose, and the important role of bystander CPR.

    Imagine that you are in a restaurant having lunch with a few friends. You hear a siren in the distance and think to yourself, “I wonder where they are going?” The siren gets louder and closer, and then you actually see a fire engine approaching in the distance. Suddenly, surprisingly, the engine turns into the parking lot and parks right in front of the crowded restaurant where you’re eating. That’s when you learn that right next door, someone is unconscious after suffering a cardiac arrest. If you only knew, maybe you could have made a difference.

    This scenario will likely be a thing of the past as the PulsePoint app gains widespread adoption. Last year the PulsePoint foundation launched the innovative new location-aware phone application that empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Communities can now use the application to dispatch CPR-trained citizens to major cardiac emergencies where the potential need for bystander CPR is high.

    Notifications are made simultaneously with the dispatch of paramedics to anyone within the area that is CPR-trained and has indicated their willingness and ability to assist during an SCA emergency. These notifications are only made if the victim is in a public place and only to potential rescuers that are in the immediate vicinity of the emergency. When notifications do occur they intend to target potential citizen rescuers that are primarily within walking distance of the event.

    At the time of need, users that have opted-in receive a push notification accompanied by a distinctive alert tone. The notification is followed by a map display showing the dispatched location of the emergency along with the precise location of the citizen rescuer – providing for easy navigation between the two. The map display also shows the exact location of the nearest AEDs. In many cases nationwide, nearby AEDs have not been used when they may have made a big difference. The application aims to address this type of failure by informing citizen rescuers where the nearest AED is located – in real-time and in context of their current location.

    Community Awareness

    PulsePoint Globe Logo In addition to life-saving CPR notifications, the application provides a complete virtual window into the emergency communication centers of PulsePoint-enabled agencies. Mobile users have real-time access to emergency activity as it’s occurring in these communities.

    App users are able to view active incidents – including the current response status of dispatched units (enroute, on scene, etc.) – and instantly pinpoint incident locations on an interactive map. Curious as to where that fire engine or ambulance that just passed is headed? Is there an accident up ahead causing this traffic tie-up? Just tap the application to quickly find the incident location or plan an alternate route. A log of recent incidents and a photo gallery of significant events can also be easily accessed.

    Users can also choose to be notified of incidents by type when they are dispatched and listen in on live emergency radio traffic via the modern version of the traditional fire scanner.

    Don’t live in a covered community? You’ll still find listening to the live action of dispatchers, firefighters and paramedics informative and interesting.

    In the UK - The South Central Ambulance Service is launching an app that points you to the nearest defibrillator.

    The app, which identifies over 600 AEDs in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, could help local people save the life of a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest.

    It also gives you guidance on how to perform CPR.

    The trust is the first in the country to use the technology.

    Professor Charles Deakin, SCAS Divisional Medical Director (Hampshire) and Chair of the Advanced Life Support Committee, European Resuscitation Council said:

    "Statistics show that in cases of sudden cardiac arrest outside hospital, only 1 in 10 people survive.

    However, when bystanders provide CPR and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) before emergency medical services personnel arrive, as many as 4 in 10 victims survive.

    This innovative new app from South Central Ambulance Service is therefore a real lifesaver.

    Modern AEDs are incredibly simple to use – even a child could do it – and the ability of people to be more confident in giving CPR and to quickly locate their nearest AED and use it on a person suffering a suspected cardiac arrest could save thousands of lives each year."

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    CPR Products

    We carry a large selection of CPR products including Professional CPR & First Aid Training Mannequins, CPR Masks & CPR Mouth Barrier devices, CPR Kits, CPR Prompting devices, Safety Training Videos, CD's and More.

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    AEDs & AED accessories including AED Trainers & Automatic Defibrillator from Phillips, Defibtech, HeartSine, Zoll & Meditronics.

  • Emergency First Aid & Treatment Guide - Smartphone App

    Emergency First Aid Treatment & Guide - App for Phone or Android! Emergency First Aid Treatment & Guide - App for Phone or Android!

    The Emergency First Aid and Treatment Guide features include: international emergency numbers, current CPR guidelines and steps on what to do. It covers emergencies ranging from choking, to burns and heat exhaustion. This app is .99 cents and available for both Android and Apple devices.

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  • US Government runs a SmartPhone App Contest

    As part of the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is challenging innovative minds to develop a smartphone application that will transform the way the public is able to use departmental enforcement data.  By providing consumers with information at their fingertips about which businesses have treated their workers fairly and lawfully, the creator of this application will help empower consumers to make informed choices about where to bring their business.

    See 140 free Phone apps currently offered by the US Government See 140 free Phone apps currently offered by the US Government

    The DOL Fair Labor Data Challenge, which can be accessed at http://fairlabor.challenge.gov, calls for creating a smartphone app that integrates the department's publicly available enforcement data with consumer ratings websites, geo-positioning Web tools, and other relevant data sets, such as those available from state health boards.  The winning app is expected to be creative, innovative, easy to use, and will incorporate data from http://ogesdw.dol.gov/index.

    "The app we would like to see developed would work with existing social media and would allow consumers to see if an establishment that they want to frequent has been in compliance with federal labor laws," said Laura Fortman, principal deputy administrator of the Wage and Hour Division. "The app could also prove a useful tool for job seekers and for companies that are deciding which firms they may want to do business with.  It could also help individuals get in touch with the Labor Department if they have any questions.  As we mark 75 years of the job protections afforded by the FLSA, we are looking forward to using new technologies to encourage compliance with the law in the 21st century."

    Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 11.  Judges will announce a winner on or about Nov. 2. The winner will receive a complimentary trip to Washington, D.C., for the award ceremony, where the developer will meet with high-ranking government officials and private-sector entrepreneurs.  For more information about the contest, visit Challenge.gov.

    To facilitate this challenge, the Labor Department recently launched http://developer.dol.gov, a unique website that makes it easier for software developers to incorporate department data into online and mobile applications through published application program interfaces and software development kits.

    The website and contests are part of the Department of Labor's ongoing efforts to increase transparency, participation and collaboration through the administration's Open Government Initiative. Visit http://www.dol.gov/open/ for more information.

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