If you believe the popular iPhone commercials from Apple, there's an "app" for just about everything.
The American Heart Association has developed its first iPhone application, "Pocket First Aid & CPR." The app includes video and detailed instructions on how to respond in critical situations, including choking, CPR, seizures, bruises, cuts and wounds, and more. Best of all, once downloaded, the instructions are available even when there is little to no cell-phone signal.
The AHA recommends reviewing the first-aid procedures long before they're ever needed. In a time of emergency, the new iPhone app should be a quick reference for the user, rather than a first-time tutorial.
"Pocket First Aid & CPR" also allows users to input their own medical profile. It can save doctors' contact information, emergency contacts, allergies, medications, and insurance information.