If an accident happened in front of your eyes, would you know what to do? Some people have attended first aid courses – but would they remember what to do in a panic? If you have your smartphone with you, you can use it if you have downloaded emergency apps, which will help.
Read on to learn what life-saving apps there are available and which help-apps are useful to have on your smartphone.
Emergency apps for resuscitation
Imagine you’re out and about in town, and someone suddenly collapses. Of course you want to help, but how? What should you do? If you are not completely sure how to administer ventilation and resuscitation etc. it may be useful to have emergency apps on your mobile phone. They will support you in an emergency, if you are unsure. Because each minute without resuscitation drastically reduces the survival chances of the injured person by ten percent. If heart massage is not carried out within five minutes after the accident, it will be too late. Unfortunately, sometimes it can take much longer than this for an ambulance to arrive. Life-saving measures by passers-by are so important, because the chances of survival increase enormously.
Emergency apps – a selection for first aid measures
You can find countless emergency apps in Google Play Store. Whether it be for poisoning, dog bites or first aid for children – for almost every problem there is an appropriate app. We have made a selection for you, which will certainly be useful. However, a practical first-aid course does not replace the apps.
Emergency App: Medical ID
The Medical ID help app is only available for Android. In the Medical ID app, you will be able to store important medical information on your smartphone which will help if there was an emergency. Medical ID allows you to create medical profiles that are accessible from the lock screen. In case of emergency, this profile enables quick access to vital information such as your allergies, blood type, medical contacts, etc. that are essential to attending first responders, paramedics or medical staff having to take action. Advantages: The app is free, can be fed with unlimited information, provides first-aid tips and is secured by the code lock. You are able to get help quickly, or you can help quickly if others are using the app. A similar app is also available for Apple called Health and must be activated. Click on the button “Emergency Pass” to enter your medical instructions.
Emergency App: First Aid by British Red Cross
This app helps you to learn First Aid. Available on both Google play store and the Apple store. It has videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, which makes it easy to know what to do. The information is all hosted on the app itself, meaning no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access. There are five sections:
LEARN – Simple, easy-to-understand advice and frequently asked questions on 18 everyday first aid scenarios. Videos, step-by-step instructions and animations make it fun and easy to pick up.
PREPARE: Get expert tips on how to prepare for some of the most common emergency situations, from severe winter weather to road traffic accidents. Includes checklists on how to prepare and tips on what to do during.
EMERGENCY: Your personal panic button, this instantly accessible, step-by-step section gives you just enough information to know what to do in emergency first aid situations.
TEST: Find out how much you’ve learned by taking interactive quizzes. Earn achievement badges and share them with your friends on Twitter and Facebook to show off your life-saving knowledge.
INFO: Find out more about the life-saving work of the British Red Cross, including volunteering opportunities, latest news and information on in-depth first aid courses.
Emergency App: St Johns Ambulance
This app includes the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations. It is simple to follow with illustrated guides and voiced instructions, such as a step-by-step guide to adult CPR. The app doesn’t replace the benefits of learning first aid on a course, nor is it as in depth as a full first aid manual. But when there is an emergency, it will help you to know what to do to in those few crucial moments when basic knowledge of first aid can make the difference. It is available both on Google Play store and Apple.
Emergency call even if you use an app
Don’t forget though, that it is essential to call for help as well as provide help yourself. If you are not sure whether you are able to provide First Aid to a good enough standard, you should refresh or deepen your knowledge by taking a course. And if you are in an emergency, you can always make an emergency call over a locked smartphone. This ensures that police and fire brigades are always available. Even if you have no credit left.