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Name of the mobile application
First Aid by British Red Cross
Health and fitness
Android (2.2 and above), iOS (8.0 and above), Windows phone (8.1 and 10)
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 …
Contributors JJW, WDJJ and MAT tested the app. JJW wrote the first draft of the manuscript. WDJJ and MAT critically revised the manuscript. All the authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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