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An iPhone App That Could Save A Life

An iPhone App That Could Save A Life

[ December 10, 2009 - 5:01pm ]
ResQr iPhone App
Skiing is an inherently dangerous sport. You never know when an accident will happen and help might not always be close by. This step-by-step first aid and CPR coach app for your iPhone just might save the day.

Here’s the scenario—you’re out skiing with your buddies in the backcountry of Berthoud Pass, Colorado. It’s bluebird, fresh snow, and the avalanche danger is low. It’s a perfect day and everybody’s having a great time. So your buddy Cliff McNutts decides to send it down a sweet line that he’s been eyeing for years. He drops in, stomps the first couple pillows and comes into the outrun hot. Too hot. He catches a little tree with his ski tip and cartwheels out of site. After a few seconds you see nothing of Cliff. You shout and get no response. You make your way down to him and find him lying there motionless and getting blue. You think to yourself, “Shoot! I shouldn’t have bailed on that Wilderness First Responder class that I was supposed to take this summer! What do I do?” You’re out of cell reception and help is a 15-minute ski away. Nobody in your party has any first-aid training and you’re kind of freaking out. Enter the ResQr First Aid and CPR Coach app on your iPhone from Think Safe. You scroll though its user-friendly menu of injury categories and find the CPR & Unconscious button. You hit it and follow its series of yes/no step-by-step emergency response procedures that are compliant with the American Red Cross and 911 training protocols as your buddy goes for help. ResQr coaches you through administering CPR and you’re able to keep Cliff alive until help arrives. Cliff is going to live all because of the ResQr app. You’re going to take that Wilderness First Responder course right away, but in the meantime ResQr saved the day and Cliff’s life. [, $5.99] — Mark Lesh

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