An app for anyone wanting information on how to deal with common first aid and emergency situations – we provide a brief summary of this app.
|First Aid & Emergency app||By New Zealand Red Cross|
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What does the app do?
The app, created by the NZ Red Cross, is a useful source of information for everyday first aid and common emergency situations such as choking, asthma attack, head injury, heart attack. For emergency scenarios, the app provides brief information on how to manage the situation step-by-step, and allows you to call local emergency numbers from the app. Some scenarios have a short video on what to do and how to do it. For anyone wanting to learn first aid, the app has a learn section and a test section. The app also has a useful section on how to prepare for some common emergency situations such as earthquakes. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Once downloaded, no internet access is needed
✘ The icons indicating the separate sections are not intuitive especially for use in an emergency.
Date of review: November 2016
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 2.0
Download size: 57.6 MB
The following resources provide more detailed information:
First Aid App NZ Red Cross
The following references relate to articles about apps for first aid.
- Musigdilok VV, Demeter NE, Burke RV, et al. Assessing American Red Cross First Aid mobile app user trends: Implications for resilience. Am J Disaster Med. 2015;10(4):273-83.
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