An application called “The St. Vincent and the Grenadines First Aid App” is available to give the public free instant access to First Aid information to handle the most common first aid emergencies.
Julia Simmons, Disaster Manager at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society, says the application, which was developed by the American Red Cross, was first launched in 2013, for countries that received training under the American Standard First Aid CPR and AED Training Programme.
She says there are about 13 Caribbean countries that have a similar app.
Ms. Simmons, who is also an instructor for First Aid CPR and AED, explained that the application is user friendly.
The SVG First Aid Application outlines a variety of First Aid Tips on a range of health issues, including, Asthma Attacks, Bleeding, Choking, Burns, Diabetic Emergencies, Broken Bones and Allergies among others.