Whether we like it or not, there’s no denying that people are spending more and more time on their phones. Deloitte’s 2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey states that, “Americans now view their smartphones about 14 billion times per day—an average of 52 looks per user.”
A more recent study by Provision Living digs deeper into this phenomenon, highlighting that “The average American spends 5.4 hours a day on their phone. Millennials spend slightly more time on their phones (5.7 hours) compared to baby boomers (5 hours) on average”.
This growing attachment to our phones has led to an explosion of apps, from the industry-changing Uber, to seemingly pointless “games” like Hold The Button. But what about apps that help you save lives?
Get Life-Saving Support In Stressful SituationsThere may come a time in your life when someone’s life rests in your hands. While some people have the relevant first aid or medical training, most people do not. Research by the American Heart Association highlights that only half of workers know where to find an AED in their workplace. They note:
“Researchers surveyed more than 3,000 workers in various industries, including more than 1,000 safety managers in OSHA-regulated industries. They found that 50 percent of workers overall – as well as 66 percent in the hospitality industry – could not locate their workplace’s AED.”
Other findings from a survey conducted by the American Heart Association present other major concerns:
- Between 53% and 76% of workers across the general office, hospitality/service, education and general industries believe that a co-worker would know how to use CPR.
- Between 35% and 65% of workers across the general office, hospitality/service, education and general industries believe that a co-worker would know how to use an AED.
- Between 63% and 82% of employees across the general office, hospitality/service, education and general industries believe that a co-worker would know how to provide first aid.
Even though the employees themselves have not received training, and don't know for certain that their coworkers have received training, they incorrectly believe that someone will be able to help them when they are in need. This false sense of security masks the very real lack of basic medical knowledge necessary to save someone’s life in an emergency situation.
While education and training is vital to handling this problem, we can help address this need by providing people with information on-site. But what tools can we use to achieve this?
The Mobilize Rescue AppThe first way you can ensure you are prepared is with the Mobilize Rescue App. This app was developed with the aim of providing any untrained individual with the knowledge they need to provide medical support in an emergency. Many lives could be saved by the faster response that the Mobilize Rescue App enables, regardless of whether an accident, medical emergency, or act of violence is the cause.
The Mobilize Rescue App provides users with the following tools:
- An award-winning instructional algorithm that helps you deal with a number of life threatening situations, from bleeding to unconsciousness to choking and even opiate overdoses.
- Logically labeled supplies & instructions that are a part of the Mobilize Rescue System to help you manage emergencies such as seizures, chest trauma, burns and more.
- Summary screen for EMS that highlights key steps to take and when to take them during an emergency.
- Monitoring changing emergencies by reminding you when you need to reassess a victim, so that you can identify changes in their situation or condition.
- Prioritization of emergencies by clearly defining the greatest threats to the victim’s life so you can deal with those first.
- EMS has arrived button which helps you transition to a supporting role for EMS when they arrive.
Ensure your AEDs are ready when you need themWhen an emergency occurs and someone experiences cardiac arrest, an AED may mean the difference between life and death. However, maintaining an AED is a complicated process, and can be easily forgotten about since the device is so rarely needed.
To help you address this, PlusTrac™ has released CheckAED, a mobile app that helps you track maintenance of your AEDs. The app frees you from your desktop or laptop computer, allowing you to perform AED checks with just a few simple taps on a mobile phone or tablet device. The app offers users many additional benefits, including the ability to:
Perform inspections on the spot for each device at your facility
Use the new QR code scanning capability to immediately/accurately find each device in your log
Receive alerts and notifications on your devices
View personalized dashboard of reminders/reports
Access customer support
The power is with you, wherever you goThanks to the simplicity of these two apps, ensuring the safety of those around you has never been easier. To find out more about how our apps can help your provide medical support, be sure to visit our website. Or, if you’d like to test out our AED management system, click here to take advantage of PlusTrac™ AED Management’s free trial.