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July 21, 2012

New Red Cross First Aid App Can Improve Workplace Safety

Emergency responders with first aid equipment
The American Red Cross has produced a fist aid app that could improve workplace safety by putting simple lifesaving information into the hands of smart phone users. The app is the first in a series to be created by the 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, includes videos and interactive quizzes, and Red Cross disaster preparedness information for a number of common situations.

"The American Red Cross First Aid app is a free and easy way to get lifesaving first aid instruction and disaster preparedness information anytime, anywhere," said Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council chair Dr. David Markenson. Users who take quizzes can earn badges they can share with friends through social media to show off their lifesaving knowledge. App features include:

First Aid Station sign

  • 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
"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," says Markenson.


1 comment:

  1. This first aid app will really help a lot at workplaces and for the safety this is a necessary step and every organization must have this app so as to keep their employees fit.