St. John Ambulance from the United Kingdom introduced iFIRSTAID, a website from which you can download first aid tips onto MP3 players, phones and CDs. Guidance available for people when they need it, where they need it, in the format they need it.
The charity said it was prompted by the 25% increase in inquiries about first aid courses it received immediately after the July bombings in London.
“Now that MP3 players are so popular our iFIRSTAID downloads will make first aid guidance available for people when they need it, where they need it, in the format they need it,” said Andrew New, senior training officer at St John Ambulance.
Users can access information about identifying and treating burns, bleeding, shock and fractures, giving rescue breaths and chest compressions and putting someone in the recovery position.
The charity plans to develop the scheme to offer advice for further scenarios, first aid podcasts and seasonal first aid advice.
St John Ambulance stressed that the information was no substitute for first aid training, but was useful as a quick reminder to give people confidence and reinforce their knowledge.