Simple. Free. It can save a life. The official Australian Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. Interactive and simple step-by-step advice means it’s never been easier to know first aid.
Developed for the Australian market as part of a global project by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and Red Cross’ Global Disaster Preparedness Centre the APP features up to date CPR and First Aid guidelines as set out by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).
To ensure your app content is available at the time of an emergency, please open the app upon installation so the app can retrieve all relevant local content before the need strikes.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
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Ratings and Reviews
Very useful App - Some suggestions
Just an update ... 17Jan2029:
App no longer works. Only get a black screen.
The App is very good as it covers all the common emergency situations with clear and easy to follow first aid advice. It is better than other first aid apps I have tried.
Some suggestions in case they help (note: I am not medically trained):
1. Most emergency topics cover basic First Aid very well for the first few minutes or up to an hour while waiting for an Ambulance and/or professional medical help to arrive.
In many situation an Ambulance and/or professional medical help could be up to 12 hours away (e.g. remote camping / bushwalking, backpacking in Wilderness areas, no mobile phone signal, vehicle breakdown).
*** I would very much like to see an extra topic for each section giving some basic advice for First Aid treatment after the first hour. ***
2. Using "Heatstroke" and "Hypothermia" terms can be a bit confusing. Although it is good to use the correct medical term some people may not know what Hypothermia is and most people confuse Hypo- and Hyper- thermia.
Would you please consider relabelling these two sections as:
"Dangerously cold (HyPOthermia)"
Thanks for listening. :)
Needs work yet
I’m a bit disappointed by this app. Yes, the information is useful, but the app itself seems poorly designed. There could be better use of images (I agree with the reviewer who questioned why show creepy snakes on the snake bit page. Is there not a more useful images?). It needs a search function. There are grammatical errors, some repetition, and plenty of missing punctuation - this always makes me question the trustworthiness of an app’s information. Being Red Cross, I realise that this was probably done on a very limited budget, but I was hoping for better.
App No Longer Works
App does NOT work with current version of iOS (12.1.4). Black screen only!
However, in the past when it did work, it was a very concise and handy app.
Please update soon Red Cross Australia. In it’s present state the app is worse than useless. Should an emergency arise and someone hoped to look to this app for advise they would be gravely mistaken. Either update or remove the app. A useless First Aid app is a dangerous one, and worse than no app at all, as it may lull someone into a false sense of security.
- Australian Red Cross Society
- 33.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Malay, Nepali, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Red Cross College 2013
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.