The Mobilize Rescue App's ‘Age Selection’ Feature will help you manage choking, allergic reactions*, and provide CPR for children or adults.
Some emergencies are managed differently based on whether or not the victim is a child or an adult. For example, CPR for adults is compressions only, but CPR for children or infants includes rescue-breathing; if an adult is choking you provide abdominal thrusts, but if a baby is choking you give 5 back blows high on the shoulder blades and compressions. The Mobilize Rescue App takes into account those distinctions so that you can be sure you’re providing care according to medical best-practices.
*The Compact unit and iPAK will help you manage severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, seizures, choking, and hypothermia in children and adults but do not include instructions or supplies to manage allergic reactions. You can always consider adding your own epinephrine auto-injector or antihistamine to your kit, or consider purchasing a Comprehensive and Mobile unit which provides child and adult specific instructions & supplies to manage allergic reactions in addition to the emergencies managed in the Compact and iPAK units. The following pictures are from the Comprehensive and Mobile version of the Mobilize Rescue App.
The Emergency Scenario - Allergic Reaction at the Playground
You’re at the playground with your family when one of your kids gets stung and starts to have trouble breathing. You keep a Comprehensive unit in your truck, and so you run and grab it while your spouse calls 911 (and if you forgot to call 911 in the intensity of the moment, don’t worry - the Mobilize Rescue App will remind you.).
When you open the Comprehensive unit, the Mobilize Rescue App will ask you if they are having an allergic reaction. If you aren't sure, the Mobilize Rescue App provides a yellow "more info" box in the corner of the screen that will show you what symptoms to look for, like trouble breathing, hives, itchiness, or swelling in the mouth or throat.
Next, the Mobilize Rescue App will prompt you to see if you have your own epinephrine auto-injector (like EpiPen or Adrenaclick or a generic version). If you do, the Mobilize Rescue App will help you select the auto-injector and will show you how to use it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
If an EpiPen isn’t available, the Mobilize Rescue App will check to make sure the victim isn’t allergic to Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) and then will ask you if the victim is a child or an adult.
Depending on your answer, the Mobilize Rescue App will tell you how many tablets to administer, how the tablet should be taken (you need to allow the tablet to dissolve, and shouldn't chew, crush, or swallow the tablet), and the possible side effects (like drowsiness). If a rescue-inhaler is available, the Mobilize Rescue App will prompt you to use it and will ask follow up questions until help arrives.
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If you are looking to empower your organization to save lives, contact us today at now@mobilizeRescue.com to tell us more about your medical emergency preparedness challenges. If you are looking for a personal bleeding control and airway management kit, please visit our outdoors page.
About Mobilize Rescue Systems
Mobilize Rescue Systems’ mission is to empower bystanders to save lives by helping safety leaders prepare for medical emergencies. Since 2015, the Mobilize Team has been helping safety leaders install quality medical supplies and has been empowering emergency response teams, security staff, and civilian employees alike to manage severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, seizures, choking, hypothermia and more with the award-winning Mobilize Rescue App. Mobilize Rescue Systems’ consultative approach to delivering medical emergency preparedness kits and training through the Mobilize Leadership Program makes it simple to empower entire communities quickly and effectively. The Mobilize Rescue System has been implemented by federal and law enforcement agencies, security and investigations agencies, K-12 schools and universities, public and private organizations, and has already been used to manage multiple medical emergencies across the country.