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First aid by British Red Cross

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Free, simple and life-saving. Know what to do in an emergency with the British Red Cross’ official first aid app. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, it’s never been easier to know first aid.

The information is all hosted on the app itself, meaning no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access. Best of all, it’s free. Get this essential app on your smartphone now.

Simple, easy-to-understand advice and frequently asked questions on 18 everyday first aid scenarios. Videos, step-by-step instructions and animations make it fun and easy to pick up.

Get expert tips on how to prepare for some of the most common emergency situations, from severe winter weather to road traffic accidents. Includes checklists on how to prepare and tips on what to do during.

Your personal panic button, this instantly accessible, step-by-step section gives you just enough information to know what to do in emergency first aid situations.

Find out how much you’ve learned by taking interactive quizzes. Earn achievement badges and share them with your friends on Twitter and Facebook to show off your life-saving knowledge.

Find out more about the life-saving work of the British Red Cross, including volunteering opportunities, latest news and information on in-depth first aid courses.

Download this essential app today.

* Note that while emergency numbers throughout the app are for UK users, the information in this app will be useful to anyone, anywhere in the world.

What's New in Version 2.0.2

- Optimised for iOS 7
- iPad version now available
- Hospital finder that lists your nearest A&E departments, minor injury units and urgent care centres, no matter where you are
- Easier to find baby and child first aid advice
- Minor bugs fixed


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Customer Reviews


Completed a first aid course a while ago and this app was recommended to me. This is worthwhile for anyone to download as it is so user-friendly. Lots of information, videos and short quizzes to help you understand how to apply first aid in a variety of situations. If you ever need to give first aid and aren't sure what to do, this app goes through it step by step. I highly recommend it!

Dangerous Advice!

I'm shocked that the Red Cross could give such poor advice. This app suggests you should give sugar in a "diabetic emergency" without establishing whether you are dealing with a hyper- or hypo-glycemic condition. This could be worse than doing nothing and could even be fatal!

This app should NOT be used by those who have not done a first aid course. If you are a competent first-aider this may be OK to keep your skills refreshed but you MUST refresh your skills with face to face tuition, not using an app. So 3 stars as a revision app but it needs updating urgently.

Confidence and skill building!

The life-skills taught in this app are well-presented through videos, diagrams and text. The self-tests are a useful assessment tool. The app was recommended to me by my First Aid trainer. I am very grateful for this handy means of review that can be used repeatedly.
I hope to reinforce and consolidate the learning from the one day BRC First Aid training course I did so that I can confidently and effectively respond in an emergency situation.


First aid by British Red Cross
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.2
  • Size: 37.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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