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Life-saving first aid tips in the palm of your hands…courtesy of the Red Cross
  1. Jason J Wilson1,2,
  2. William D J Johnston3,
  3. Mark A Tully1,2
  1. 1Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
  2. 2UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Belfast, UK
  3. 3School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jason J Wilson, Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, BT12 6BA, UK; jason.wilson{at}qub.ac.uk

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Name of the mobile application

First Aid by British Red Cross

Category

Health and fitness

Platform

Android (2.2 and above), iOS (8.0 and above), Windows phone (8.1 and 10)

Cost

Free

About the app

The ‘First Aid by British Red Cross’ app has been designed to enable members of the public to learn appropriate first aid management, before and during an emergency.1 The British version of the First Aid app has been adapted for use in 76 countries.1

The First Aid app is divided into five sections. The ‘Learn’ section (figure 1) contains easy-to-understand advice for 18 different emergency situations, each presented using key points and animations. Each situation is summarised using 15–30 s video clips, which facilitates different learning styles. To supplement the key points, FAQs are also included for those wanting further knowledge. The ‘Prepare’ section gives detailed advice on being ready to deal with 13 different emergency situations. Advice for essential items for inclusion …

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