Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

An Emergency Health Care Information Center

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

An Emergency Health Care Information Center

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An Emergency Health Care Information Center

American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid (v 2.02) 3-Sided Cube; iPhone and iPad iOS versions 5.0 °r h'gher and for Android 2.3 and above, Free

REVIEWED BY LARRY HILGERT

The American Red Cross (ARC) application offers much more than your basic first aid protocols; it actually turns your mobile device into a first aid, safety, and emergency health care information center. I would recommend this application for any healthcare provider, including school psychologists.

The ARC first aid application has information organized into six clickable links: Prepare, Learn, Emergency, Tests, Hospital, and More. The Prepare link provides specific information for a number of emergency manageAmerican Red ment situations that Cross (ARC) First Aid (v 2.02) include: drought, 3-Sided Cube; earthquake, fire, iPhone and iPad flooding, flu paniOS versions 5.0 demie, food safety, °r h'gher and for general emergency Android 2.3 and 0 , , above, Free preparedness, hurricane, landslide, power outage, pet first aid, tornado, tsunami, volcano, water safety, wildfire, and severe winter weather. A management timeline is provided via a link to each Prepare topic that includes responses to be taken before, during, and after the incident. Embedded checklists and enumerated action lists are provided to maximize safety under each Prepare topic. The Learn link for the ARC first aid application provides basic information listed alphabetically for 21 first aid health emergency issues, from anaphylaxis to unconsciousness (not breathing).

Many of the Learn topics have a video streamed introduction; some have animated instruction. All topics have symptom and action lists. Under the Test link, you can assess your knowledge on the first aid topics found under Learn. The link titled Emergency provides enumerated response guidelines for health emergencies (all but two are under Learn). …

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