Today is an excellent day for smartphone users! Available as of last Thursday (June 14th) the Red Cross released a free app available for users of the Iphone and the Android that features a ton of useful first aid information. However, this isn’t the boring ol’ first aid information you’re used to getting, this app provides practical and visual information about what to do in a variety of first aid situations.It shows you step by step how to deal with everything from broken bones to hypothermia and some instructions even come with short videos!
On top of that this app even shows you how to prepare for these emergency situations as well as various disasters including fires, floods and even volcanoes, plus it provides quick, fun quizzes that you can take to test your emergency knowledge. And last but not least this app has a section that you can use if you’re interested in volunteering with the American Red Cross, making a donation or if you have an interesting story involving the Red Cross that you would like to share. All-in-all this is a really great app for smartphone users of all ages to download and explore, oh and did I mention its free.
Just in case you need a little bit more convincing, take a look at this article that provides even more information about what this app can do. http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.94aae335470e233f6cf911df43181aa0/?vgnextoid=c0d8ae0c897e7310VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD
** Also, I know all of our readers are intelligent and careful but we still want to make sure that we stress that this app does NOT replace formal first aid training or care from a trained medical professional.