Do you recall a little something called PBSM back during your school days?
Or better yet, do you still remember some of the basic first aid techniques you learned from being a proud member of the Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah
If you don’t, the national Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS)
now has an app for this! (We’re not surprised since we have an app for practically everything under the sun nowadays!)
The MRCS has launched Malaysia’s first ever First Aid mobile application with essential information on everyday first aid scenarios and tips on how to handle them, such as burns, broken bones and asthma attacks.
It provides practical first aid advice in the form of video, animation and interactive quizzes that are super easy to understand and follow.
But by no means are we saying that this app is all you need to become a qualified First Aider or replace the need to seek professional medical advice because that is not the case at all!
Supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the MRCS wants the public to be more aware of potential risks and dangers through such first aid knowledge as the first step to creating a safe environment and developing prevention measures at home.
Oh, and did you know that 80 per cent of accidents occur in a domestic setting?
“During an emergency, a lack of first aid knowledge could lead to lasting injuries and disabilities, and even unnecessary deaths,” MRCS Secretary General Dato’ Sayed A. Rahman Sayed Mohd said in a statement.
“As a national society that is advocating the importance of first aid, we believe that having this mobile app allows users to access crucial, life-saving information at the touch of their fingertips," he added.
The launch of the MRCS First Aid app, co-branded with Prudence Foundation, also goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming Southeast Asian Games to be held in Kuala Lumpur this month.
Fans and chanters of the Games can find the app on Team Malaysia’s website
equipped with tips like how athletes and spectators can stay hydrated.
The First Aid app is available for free on the App Store
and Google Play Store
in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.