A new first-aid app, that places critical information at the fingertips of millions, has been introduced by the American Red Cross. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to executive director Dave Griffith:
“The app is highly interactive and gives users a number of different options to different areas of the American Red Cross,”said Griffith,”One of the biggest things we are trying to push is preparedness and we are trying to make communities and families resilient. On the app, there are a number of different choices from earthquakes preparedness, flooding, different types of disasters to everyday emergencies and what one needs in their emergency kits.”
The app is free and available for iPhone and Android users.
The American Red Cross has launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users.
This app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in first aid and emergency preparedness information. It’s also the only first aid app created or endorsed by the American Red Cross for use on both the Android and iPhone platforms. It gives instant access to information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, and includes videos and interactive quizzes. Users who take quizzes can earn badges they can share with friends through social media to show off their lifesaving knowledge.
Due to the rapid increase in smart phone users, the app takes critical first aid information normally stored on bookshelves and in pamphlets and places it at the fingertips of tens of millions of individuals – which will save lives. The Red Cross app also includes trusted Red Cross disaster preparedness information for a number of common situations.
“American Red Cross First Aid app users have expert advice in the palm of their hands,” said Dave Griffith, Executive Director of the Heart of Missouri Chapter. “The app is simple to use and will aid those in an emergency, whether it’s in the backyard, in the conference room or anywhere in between.”
“The American Red Cross First Aid app is a free and easy way to get life-saving first aid instruction and disaster preparedness information anytime, anywhere,” said Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council chair Dr. David Markenson. “Everyone should load this onto their smart phone as an important first step in learning what to do for medical emergencies and in creating a family preparedness plan.”
App features include:
- Simple step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios;
- Prioritized steps to take during an emergency, with 9-1-1 call button;
- Sharable badges to be unlocked through interactive quizzes;
- Videos and animations to make learning first aid fun and easy;
- Safety and preparedness tips for a range of conditions including severe winter weather, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes;
- Preloaded content that gives instant access to all safety information at any time.