The Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) released its first mobile app to the prevention and first aid for poisoning in Germany the number of accidents and poisoning due to the ingestion of foreign bodies in children is currently estimated annually at more than 100,000. This type of accident is the largest health risk for children here on land from the first year of life. The most common childhood poisoning accidents happen due to the ingestion of household products. Here are detergent for the cleaning and products for body care in the first place. This was followed by poisoning with medicines and plants. “” Help app extends the consumer brochure content risk – poisoning accidents in children the app is based on the brochure “the BfR, in collaboration with the poison information centre Berlin and the Federal Working Group more safety for children” (BAG) was created and is edited by the BfR. In the app are detailed notes on ingredients of chemical products, drugs, plants and Mushrooms, pictured poisoning and first aid measures.
However, she cannot replace medical consultation in the event of an emergency. Due to the possibility of using the app at any time to select the appropriate poison, but promptly medical advice can be obtained. The BfR app Vergiftung accidents in children “is now available free of charge. She has been running the Android operating system for smartphones and iOS developed. Intuitive usability allows you to quickly help the app combined the amount of information from the Advisor brochure with the possibilities of interactive media.
The navigation is focused on the three most common areas of poisoning and an A-Z-index, which clearly contains all the contents of the app in a search mask. Is prominently placed among them the poison. On the one hand, so quick and acute help is enabled and provided andererseitswerden background information about the various products.