For decades, it’s been said that you should keep a first aid kit in your car at all times just in case anything happens.
Now, health organizations around the world are making a similar recommendation: you should always have a first aid app installed on your phone.
Today, there are a number of first aid apps available. These apps could literally be the difference between life and death – which is something you can’t usually say about a mobile app.
Here are some of the apps specific to your region:
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross app contains videos, interactive quizzes, and step-by-step guides (which is the same as Red Cross apps for countries around the world).
Some of the unique features of the American Red Cross app include the ability to toggle to Spanish language settings. There’s also emergency contact information all across America. Plus, the app integrates with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from directly within the app.
There are also safety tips for things like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes to help you prepare for any emergency.
Oh, and it’s also available without an internet connection.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross app is available only to UK residents. It features UK-specific emergency numbers as well as a series of videos, interactive quizzes, and step-by-step guides to first aid.
One of the best parts about this app is that it doesn’t require an internet connection: so it’s probably a good app to download before you go camping or get marooned on a desert island.
Test your knowledge with this app by quizzing yourself on choking, burns, and other common injuries. Become smarter about first aid and it may just be the difference between life and death.
Other Country Versions of the Red Cross App
South Africa: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=an.sc.sja (St. John Ambulance First Aid) or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.gdpc.zaf (Red Cross South Africa)
You can actually view the first aid apps for every country in the world by visiting http://getfirstaid.org/
That website features free first aid apps for over 80 countries around the world (which is all of the countries that have their own first aid app). Consider downloading that app before traveling to ensure you’re never in danger.