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Life saving equipment - in your pocket


Most people these days carry a smartphone. Are you aware that a smartphone can be used to save lives?

The obvious use of your mobile is to call 999/112 to get hold of the emergency services as soon as possible. When you get through you can put the mobile on “speaker” to talk to the paramedics while you continue to help the casualty. This frees both of your hands and any other helpers can also hear the advice the paramedics give.

Many people put NOK (Next of Kin) or ICE (In case of Emergency) next to their loved ones in their mobiles so they can be contacted, but there’s a problem with this. Because we need a code to get into the phone, the NOK or ICE isn’t always available. There is an answer, however, and a very useful one. iPhones have a “health app” which can be filled in, which allows your records to be seen in an emergency situation. If you are on medication or have an illness, then this information is invaluable to people attending an emergency. You can also have your NOK or ICE on that page with their contact number, which you can just touch to call them. For Android phones you may have to download a health app, which works in the same way.

The next thing you can do with your life saving mobile is record an intervention that you have made, the time and the incident. This can either be done by adding details into “notes” or you could use “voice recorder”. This is very valuable to the emergency services.



Finally, you can take photos of the scene or any injuries, which can be sent in advance to the emergency services or handed to the paramedics when they arrive.

In an emergency, time is important and with your humble mobile phone you can make calls, recover information on the casualty and record any interventions. It may also be advantageous to take photos of the incident or injury.

Update your phone now. If you are the victim of an accident or injury, you can help the professionals to get the correct treatment to you as soon as possible.


Finally, you can take photos of the scene or any injuries, which can be sent in advance to the emergency services or handed to the paramedics when they arrive.

In an emergency, time is important and with your humble mobile phone you can make calls, recover information on the casualty and record any interventions. It may also be advantageous to take photos of the incident or injury.

Update your phone now. If you are the victim of an accident or injury, you can help the professionals to get the correct treatment to you as soon as possible.


© Kim Ronaldson – First Aid instructor trainer.

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