The American Red Cross has launched a free first aid app filled with lifesaving tips and emergency first aid solutions for everything from asthma and heart attacks, to bleeding, head injuries and shock.
Just click on the situation you are facing and follow the steps.
In a news release the Red Cross said the app is the first in a series of smartphone apps aimed at helping people with emergency preparedness. Other apps are being created for natural disaster response, such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The app is created for both Android and iPhone platforms.
Besides the step by step instructions, the app also includes challenge games to test a person’s knowledge of how to respond in certain situations. “Users who take quizzes can earn badges they can share with friends through social media to show off their lifesaving knowledge,” according to the news release.
There is also a disclaimer, that the user must accept, that the app doesn’t constitute medical advice and doesn’t replace a physician. Plus, Red Cross doesn’t want the app to take the place of its training classes and has a way to send people to sign up for courses.
There is also a way to donate to Red Cross from the app.
Will you download it?