Saturday, October 5, 2013
FREE Red Cross First Aid App
If you would like to download First Aid by American Red Cross (Free, iPhone/iPad 2x), please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by clicking on the link below:
Red Cross has an amazing first aid app. I have investigated the Australian version, and it looks like the American version is pretty much the same. I did learn something new though - we (in Australia) are taught to cool a burn under cold water for 20 minutes, while Americans are taught to do it for 10 minutes!
There are sections in the app to help you learn, prepare, and test yourself. There is also a handy emergency section. In this section, you choose the type of emergency and the app gives you simple, but comprehensive, instructions on how to treat the injured person. The emergency section for burns even gives you a button to press to start a 20 minute (or 10 depending on where you are!) timer so you don't have to keep track of the time yourself. Anywhere the emergency section tells you to call Emergency, there is a button to allow you to do this automatically. (This automatic calling would be unavailable if using the app in 2x mode on an iPad.)
Odd Socks Mummy firmly believes that all parents should HAVE to do a first aid course.