Millennials! Is your iPhone your lifeline? Can you live without its calming backlight and comforting form?

Imagine an hour without it. Now a day…. a week…. a month. Okay, you can take a deep breath and relax. Your iPhone doesn’t own a pair of Nike tekkies and won’t run away like Forrest Gump… The only running it might do is running out of power. When power levels are low you will see a bright flashing light and hear a loud BEEP announcing time of death – plug in to charge before all functions shut down completely.


You have the power to keep your iPhone alive, but can your iPhone keep you from falling to your grave?


Yes… Yes it can… And here are 3 life-saving iPhone apps that claim to be able to do just that.




Are your teammate’s vital signs low?

During an intense rugby game, your teammate may suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which is the sudden loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. SCA sounds like a serious emergency, but no need to get sweaty palms and shaky hands, because with the guidance of the CPR 11 SafeSport App developed by FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, you can save a life in just 11 simple steps.


How does CPR 11 work?

The CPR 11 app will give you clear instructions with 11 short video’s, voice and text messages. The app is specifically designed to help players during extreme sports, but can be used by anyone anytime. You don’t need to be a qualified doctor or a paramedic to use it, but keep in mind that it is not a substitute for proper CPR training.


First Aid by SA Red Cross


Need to stop the bleeding of a severe wound?

First Aid by SA Red Cross can give you guidelines on how to stop the bleeding.


The official First Aid App of The South African Red Cross Society gives you instant access to vital emergency information. The app is convenient to use and has fun, animated videos and quizzes. The app is free on IOS.


First Aid SA Red Cross offers the following:

  • Simple step-by-step instructions and safety tips to guide you through first aid emergencies.
  • Videos that make learning a fun experience.
  • Fully integrated with the 10177 (toll free) ambulance services that you can call from the app at any time.
  • Pre-loaded content, so you don’t have to worry about your Wi-Fi connection.

NOTE: The First Aid app does not replace your local GP (general practitioner), but might be able to assist you adequately in emergencies.



Do you have the urge to self-medicate?

iTriage can assist! iTriage is a free app which gives you information about thousands of symptoms, medical conditions and various diseases. The app will help you with identifying treatment for the health problems and even direct you to the hospitals and physicians closest to your current location.

iTriage is easy to use, you just tap on the conditions icon and search for your problem. You will find a description of your condition and information on the treatment options.


Who needs an oxygen mask when you have an iPhone that can assist with CPR, First Aid and self-medication? Your iPhone can keep you going.

Who knew an Apple a day could really keep the doctor away? So, do you just keep your Apple in your pocket or do you have the complete “Apple Anatomy”?


Did you know?

There are rumours that the iPhone 8 will be released in September 2017. Hope you can contain your excitement until Spring.

Enjoy your Apple a day and stay healthy!