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SmartPhone Apps for Emergencies

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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.

Pocket First Aid and CPR

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.

Silent Bodyguard

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!)






One Response to “SmartPhone Apps for Emergencies”

  • Kandra:

    Hi Dr. Anita Sanz,

    I admire your page! I have been reading multiple posts over the course of the past couple of hours and came across this one. An app that I have found to be particularly AMAZING for emergencies is SafeTrek. I have not had to use it, luckily, but it is a great app to have just in case! I hope you take a look at it! Oh and its FREE!

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