Rural Emergency Medicine

 PreventIt via Apple Itunes Store
Car crashes, head injuries, amputations, heart attacks, drug overdoses, broken legs, snake bites, explosions, burns, poisoning, drowning.....would you know what to do?

is the creation of a Brisbane nurse Bianca Raine and aims to assist people (especially school-aged children) in learning first aid principles.  It began as a boardgame, but has recently been revamped, so that it is now available on PC, Mac and the Apple iPhone/touch.

The application provides a plethora of information, ranging from managing broken legs to treating burns. In addition, to challenge the participant there are over 1500 multiple choice questions, covering 9 different categories.

My initial impression from the screenshots is that the design could be a bit more polished. Unfortunately I was unwilling to cashout $5 for the application, so I can't comment on the application's actual performance and functionality. Overall however, I applaud the idea of developing an application to inform students of first aid principles in a fun and interactive way. I have heard great reviews about the original board game, so I encourage health-conscious parents to give this a try, and see if your kids can learn some life-saving skills.

Checkout the homepage of PreventIt or the Itunes App Preview.

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