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For those of you in the US, the American Red Cross has an excellent first aid app, along with several other disaster specific apps you may find useful
First Aid & CPR Instructor here.
Everybody should have this app on their phone (in addition to taking a local class)!
"First Aid: American Red Cross"
Great job Dad! 😊
Here's the one for people.
Here's the one for pets.
They're both Android, but I'm sure Apple has them too. Just look for the ones by the Red Cross.
and consider browsing it during your free time.
Really cool, thank you!
NINJA EDIT: Rats, looks like the British Red Cross app is region locked; can't install in the USA.
Here's the link to the USA version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa
> Make sure you know some basic first aid stuff and find out if there is a health line you can call.
As an addendum to this tip, grab the Red Cross app - it's free and pretty well made:
In my city it can take up to 5 minutes for a 911 operator to even answer. They’re really understaffed.
Editing to add this useful first aid app posted in the replies by u/Mikeologyy - download it now before there’s an emergency
I'm on Android and have the Red Cross app. It seems fine, but it's not focused on wilderness first aid, so it may not be as useful as something else out there for this use case.
Great advice... I'm going to jump on your comment to reccomend everyone download the first aid app from the Red Cross. It has all you need to know and means you don't have to memorize what to do.
The Red Cross First Aid app.
It has preparatory and emergency information for common first aid emergencies (i.e. asthma attack, burns, stroke). It will also give you step by step instructions on what to do in a certain medical emergency and gives locations of nearby hospitals. It's an app you hope you'll never have to use, but you could seriously end up saving someone's life by having it.
Android link here
American Red Cross version:
The Red Cross first aid Android app looks decent. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa
American Red Cross
Not OP but here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa
First Aid app from the American Red Cross. Never had to use it but nice to have
First Aid - AmericAn Red Cross: Play
Can't go wrong with First Aid
Links for Android:
American Red Cross Version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa
International Red Cross Version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.gdpc.fa
(According to a review on the IFRC version, the language of the IFRC version changes based on location. I provided the American version so that y'all don't have to worry about that.)
American Red Cross Pet First Aid: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.pfa
This is the American version.
You might need to get the US version.
I have this problem too. What the heck are the requirements?
EDIT: Maybe the American version for those of us stateside? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa&hl=en_GB
Red Cross has an app that seems good at first glance: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa
Red Cross - First Aid
The Red Cross apps are regional. Here is the U.S. version: