If you have a smartphone, you probably
already have some favorite apps.
How about some apps for the times
we really need help? Emergencies!
Apps are not meant to replace what
doctors, ERs, and the police can do,
but these apps might just help you out
in an emergency situation.
This app allows you to check out what
your medical symptoms may mean and
if you should seek help. It also helps you
to locate nearby doctors, hospitals,
urgent-care centers, and pharmacies…
including real-time updates on wait
times at local emergency rooms.
This could be invaluable if you travel
and become sick unexpectedly.
The American Heart Association’s app is
a physician-reviewed wealth of health
information at your fingertips, including
checklists, videos, and illustrations to
help you manage many emergencies.
You can also save medical and insurance
information so it’s all in one place when
you need it…like in an emergency!
A similar app for children’s medical
emergencies, called KidsDoc, is also
available and recommended by the
American Academy of Pediatrics.
For the kind of emergency no one
wants to have…an assault or abduction
situation…this app works as a silent panic
button on your phone, calling police and
sending out email, text, twitter and/or facebook
messages to the individuals you preselect.
It does this silently every 60 seconds,
along with your GPS location.
It may be the one app on your smartphone
you hope you will never, ever have to use.
(Or activate by accident!)