Today's tip is more about safety than quickness. I have these 3 apps on my iPod Touch and my iPad. The first two were free but I know that the Pet First Aid was only $3.99. They become important in an emergency.
Pocket CPR will help you learn just far down you need to push on someones chest to be affective. You hold it in your hands and really push against your leg to get the feel of how fast and how deep you need to push. It is a great learning tool. You will hear and see just how fast and deep you are going.
First Aid gives you a overview of what to do under circumstances such as what to do if a person cannot be woken up, injuries, chest problems and more.
If you have small children, grandchildren or even older parents you care for, these two apps will surely come in handy.
Pet First Aid has 3 wonderful features. First is educates you on what to do for your pet if they are hurt, bleeding, frost bite, and more. There are even some videos included to help you. Second, it allows you to put information about your pet into it for future use. A picture, vet information, medications, tattoo info, microchip numbers, animal poison control and animal emergency numbers. And third it has a list of pet first aid supplies and and evacuation supplies you need if you ever need them. What is great about this app is that when you need that information, you do not have to panic because you can't remember the number of your vet, you have it at hand. In the event that you and your pet get separated, you can bring the app to Staples and they can pull out the information and create a poster for you. If you have your pet microchiped, you can also contact them and get the word out faster that your pet is missing.
So although it might take a while to input all the information about your pet, when you need it, it's there and you do not have to panic because you can't remember something.
So my quick tip for this week is: Be safe, be prepared, have a plan, have a kit. See you next week.