Phone Aid – Review (Free through Oct. 26)

On October 26, 2008

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Phone Aid – Review (Free through Oct. 26)

Our rating:

By: Phone Aid

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2008-10-06

Developer: Magnus Enarsson

Price: 0.00

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One of the ongoing questions that I’ve had with those applications which give information about responding to emergencies is, “How exactly is that going to work?” Think about it, somebody’s choking and you think you know what you should do but you’re not 100% sure. You do know, however, that you’ve previously downloaded an application that includes instructions for just such an emergency. Now, all you have to do is turn to the person who’s choking and say, “Hang on one minute. I’ll be right back. I just need to check something first.”

Shame on me but I thought this was another one of those applications. When you first start  it, the initial screen shows you the categories of CPR (for infants, small children, and adults), Choking (for infants and children to adults) and finally a tab for “First aid  a-z”.  “Great,” I thought to myself, “next time there’s a small child in front of  me who’s choking I will ask them to hang out for just a few minutes  so that I can quickly read up.”

This is, fortunately, a much smarter application than that.

For example, when you tap small children CPR the application immediately opens up to an initial screen and begins to verbally explain what to do. It then begins a process of moving automatically through a number of different screens, each offering a clear diagram of what you should be doing in the verbal explanation of how to do it.

While it deals with two of the biggest issues that one might encounter CPR and choking, under the alphabetical listing of instructions he covers everything from addressing an allergic reaction to dealing with a fishing hook caught in the skin, to snakebite and even a bloody nose, although those categories do not include the verbal descriptions.

This is a neat little application on many levels and until the end of today it’s free. For that reason I can strongly recommend it. I’m not sure how I would feel if it were a paid application but since it isn’t right now it’s definitely worth getting.

Quick Take

Value:  As if the application until the end of today definitely worth. After today unclear
Would I Buy Again:   so long as it’s free yes is a paid application I’m not sure
Learning Curve:  simple to use with good simple instructions
Who is it for:   anybody who might encounter any sort of a health emergency and want to be able to do something other than just  scream for help
What I like:   clear instructions excellent step-by-step verbal instructions for some of the issues
What I Don’t:    the thought that I would need an application like this at all

Final Statement:   this is an interesting idea and an interested to see how it develops over the next few months.

Read the Developer's Notes:
What do you do if someone suddenly has a cardiac arrest in the street or if a small child chokes on a piece of meat? Phone Aid® contains five real-time slideshows with clear, intuitive pictures and voice instructions that guide you through CPR and how to help a choking person when it really happens! Phone Aid® tells you what to do, in what order and at what pace, all according to current American guidelines for lay rescuers. Just flick the instructions with your finger to repeat the previous or hurry to the next measure.

You will also get an A-Z First Aid guide where you will find simple, straight forward advice on how to initially handle the most common injuries and illnesses such as, drowning, convulsions, burn injury, snake bite etc. All occasions when you do not want to wait for help before starting first aid measures.

Features:- 5 real-time slideshows with clear pictures and voice instructions.- Covers CPR for infants, small children and children to adults.- Covers handling choking infants, children and adults.- 24 A-Z First Aid guides covering the most common and urgent situations.
Phone Aid® is a high quality first aid application produced by doctors well experienced in every day emergency care. It does not replace the need for calling medical services but rather serves as a help starting first aid measures waiting for them. Phone Aid® will be free until October 26, 2008 as an introduction offer. After that it will be priced to USD 2.99.O U R   T A K E . . . 

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