British Red Cross first aid app

If your child falls over and scrapes their knee you know what to do – scoop them up, kiss it better, pop on a plaster if needs be, wipe the tears and they are soon off again. What about the more serious incidents? Would you know what to do if your child had say an asthma attack or started to choke? You probably have a rough idea (you’ve seen it on TV right?) but faced with that situation would the panic set in – I know it would for me.

That’s a scary thought.

Of course those sorts of things aren’t what we like to think about and will hope it never happens to our own children or even any child around you. It doesn’t mean we still shouldn’t be prepared, basic first aid is one of those life skills we should all have, I remember taking a course back in school but I would definitely benefit from a refresher.

This week I have downloaded the baby and child first aid app from The British Red Cross. A free app which allows you to learn effective first aid quickly and easily. It’s a great tool, the app itself is really easy to navigate, the bold and clear writing separates each situation making it easy to refer too in an emergency – giving peace of mind to all parents.

It also has a test element so you can put your own first aid knowledge to the test and see what bits you may need to learn more about.

British Red Cross App

 

British Red Cross App

I didn’t do too badly with the tests but I did pick up some new things as well, for example, what to do if you find your baby unconscious or not breathing. I honestly would have just gone into headless chicken mode, but now I would know to do 5 rescue breaths and how to give them 30 chest compressions with just 2 fingers.

I am really impressed by the emergency feature for the app, it has clear easy to follow instructions of what your first response should be in every kind of situation – they also each have a short video (longest being 33 seconds) to go through those steps. I just think this is so important under those circumstances you don’t know how you will react, you may not be able to concentrate on reading the steps so that short video would be so effective.

British Red Cross first aid app

British Red Cross research has shown that around two thirds of parents would like to learn more about first aid which is why they have introduced their new rappedup campaign to encourage us to take a course or download the free app with an aim to inform, educate and empower us when it comes to providing first aid.

Watch the super cute ad below

What are you waiting for get your first aid rapped up, you can download the app from iTunes here and from Play store here.

Disclaimer: This post has been written in collaboration with The British Red Cross all thoughts and opinions are my own.

25 Comments

  1. August 2, 2015 / 5:33 am

    This is brilliant I am so glad I read this going to download now! My son is a livewire always hurting himself and I totally panic. Always head injuries with him too! This might put my mind at ease and be useful! x

  2. August 2, 2015 / 6:04 am

    This is such a great idea. I’m fully trained but there are so many people out there who aren’t and we all need to keep up to date. Must say I love the advert 🙂
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  3. August 2, 2015 / 7:24 am

    I had this on my phone already but I’ve just noticed I must have deleted it to get some storage in order to do an update on my phone! Must re-download! Thanks for hosting #sundaystars
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  4. August 2, 2015 / 8:11 am

    This is such a useful vital app, thanks for sharing! X
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  5. August 2, 2015 / 8:22 am

    This makes things so much easier, after all we all carry a phone so a quick glance on the app is easy and convenient when you’re not sure what to do. I’ve just downloaded the app.
    Great post!

  6. August 2, 2015 / 9:33 am

    This is great! I’ll have to download it once I make more space on my phone.
    I think it’s really important to know First Aid if you’re a parent. I am qualified level 3 First aid, but always good to go through it once in a while to remember it all properly. xx
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  7. August 2, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    What a great app. I honestly don’t know what i would do in some situations and others i could only really guess what i’d do from seeing things on TV. Definitely going to download this app now.

    Thanks for sharing and co-hosting the #SundayStars
    xxx
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  8. August 2, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Oh what a great app! I did a first aid course at my children’s centre a while back but I still don’t feel like I’d know what to do. I’m definitely downloading this app and telling all my parent friends about it! Thanks for sharing! #sundaystars
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  9. August 2, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    I didn’t know this app existed, so thank you so much for posting about it!! I have to be certificated in First Aid for work and did my last refresher course just a few months ago. I’ve had to help people in real life and I agree – nothing quite prepares you for it and I really admire all those that work for the ambulance service!
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  10. August 2, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    What a great idea and so practical too. I did a first aid course years ago, but would be quite nervous now. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Jess xx

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  11. August 2, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    What a useful post – I was thinking about this just the other day because I just know I’d be terrible in an emergency situation, I think I’d totally flap! Will check this app out for sure #SundayStars xx
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  12. August 5, 2015 / 8:33 am

    What a fabulous idea for an app! Great that you are promoting it – I am sure a lot of parents don’t know it exists – thanks for sharing! Thank you too for hosting #KidsCorner

  13. August 5, 2015 / 10:17 am

    Now this is a useful app to have. I have quite a few medical aps on my phone such as ones for monitoring health and medications etc but nothing like this one so I will look into it!

    Angela xx
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  14. August 5, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    What a great app – I never heard of it before, thank you for sharing it! I’ve taken first aid in the past but it’s really great to keep the mind refreshed with the app. Thank you for hosting #KidsCorner

  15. August 5, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    I used to be a nurse, but I’m not sure I would remember what to do in an emergency with my own child, this would be very useful to keep up to date, as things change so frequently.
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  16. August 6, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    This is brilliant I am going to download this now and share your post on my FB page and see if I can get into the mummy groups I am involved with. Everyone should know about this. Thank you for sharing 🙂 #KidsCorner
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