First Aid At The Tip Of Your Fingers With The British Red Cross

First Aid At The Tip Of Your Fingers With The British Red Cross

How would you cope in an emergency?

It’s something we always think will happen to someone else or is confined to the over dramatic scenes on Casualty, but your children, our children could just as easily have an accident whether you’ve taken your eye off the ball or you’re always 2 steps behind, it’s inevitable and what you do in those first few moments could have a huge impact on the outcome.

I’m not scare mongering, it’s a fact of life that babies and children get them selves into all manners of strife. My toddler is testing the very core of any first aid training I’ve done on a regular basis and I’m lucky enough to have held a paediatric first aid certificate for 14 years (which is renewed every three) but prior to this my only back up was a freebie first aid book which came with a parenting magazine which if I’m honest, came in no use what so ever when the situation arose.

While shuffling through pages it was quicker to phone the Dr’s surgery or make a dash to the nearest A&E, which I did on a couple of occasions when the boys had nasty falls or very high temperatures. Nowadays though, we have a portal to any knowledge we desire at the touch of our fingers, or more specially, an app. The British Red Cross  for example, have launched a free first aid app, available from the App Store and Google Play which parents can download for free and access when they need it the most or prep themselves on the important life saving skills which count in an emergency situation.

Download this free first aid app from the British Red Cross

Would you seriously know how to respond to a choking baby? We all know the basics but information changes all the time. What if you’re looking after your friend’s child and they had an asthma attack? Once you download the app, (did I mention it’s FREE) you can go straight into the Emergency page and quickly navigate to what ever situation you’re in. That choking baby I mentioned; in 2 taps I was straight to the information complete with demonstration video.

Download this free first aid app from the British Red Cross

 

It’s also more than worth your while to read through the Learn section, I know from experience that any first aid training I’ve done, although I think I won’t remember, gets filed away ready to present it’s self when I’ve needed. Just 5 minutes while you sit down and feed your baby or waiting in a queue. Emails and Facebook can wait, Facebook won’t save lives!

download this free app from the British Red Cross and have first aid at you finger tips

If you really want to show off and be the friend everyone wants on playdates, sign up for a course or visit the Prepare section to get up to speed on potential warning signs and situations. You can even test yourself  to see just how much you think you know. I took the burns test and found out any cold running liquid can be used to immediately treat a burn if water isn’t available.

I’ve also got my teenage son to download the app onto his smart phone, now he’s out and about on his own most of the time. It goes without saying that there will be times when he or his friends will need some basic first aid at and as they live in a predominately technical era, this is perfect for making sure they have life skills on a media most suited to what they’re use to. And the boys loved the YouTube rap!

Seriously, what’s to lose, get your free British Red Cross baby and child first aid app now!    (Did I mention it’s FREE)

Disclaimer

This is a sponsored post brought to you by The British Red Cross, all opinions and words are my own.

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18 Comments

  1. 1st August 2015 / 8:54 am

    This sounds like a must have app…. I’m off to download it now. Thank you! X

  2. 1st August 2015 / 9:19 am

    What a fab post! I shall certainly be taking a look at the app now. First Aid is an invaluable tool for all parents to learn. Thanks so much for linking up to #SuperparentSaturday x

    • 1st August 2015 / 9:52 pm

      Its something we all should have on our phones as you neve know when you’ll need it.

  3. Claire Simpson
    1st August 2015 / 9:57 am

    Goodness me, I’ve really buried my head in the sand with this stuff but this is a really useful, informative piece. One for the bookmark, perhaps.

    #supersaturday

  4. 2nd August 2015 / 4:12 pm

    Thankyou so much for sharing this on #SuperparentSaturday. I have downloaded this app and told friends about it. I have an out of date first aid certificate but the once it came to needing to administer CPR to Alex when he stopped breathing after a seizure, i completely panicked and lost it. Luckily Graham knew what to do so it has made more determined to brush up on my skills! Thanks for linking up x

    • 10th August 2015 / 5:15 am

      I’m so glad you’ve taken my advice Rache, its a fantastic app. I’ve been telling everyone about it.

  5. 4th August 2015 / 7:20 am

    We had an a&e trip just this weekend. With better info we probably wouldn’t have needed to go. I’ll go and download this app it looks like a good one! Twinklytuesdays

    • 4th August 2015 / 7:57 am

      It’s so useful, that’s why I wanted to share it in the link up. The fact it’s free means there’s no excuses for people not to download it.

  6. Harps
    4th August 2015 / 7:55 am

    Thanks for sharing! Such. A useful post and one I’ll be bookmarking! #twinklytuesdays x

    • 4th August 2015 / 7:58 am

      You’re welcome. It’s helpful that’s why everyone should have it

  7. 4th August 2015 / 11:01 am

    I downloaded this app after I saw the funny advert on Facebook. It is such a great idea for this app! Just hope I never have to use it! #twinklytuesdays

    • 4th August 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Hopefully it’s one of those things that because you have it you won’t need it! The video is hilarious, it reminds me of the Evian babies

  8. 10th August 2015 / 4:47 pm

    This sort of thing is the true power of the internet. It can very well save lives. We were actually at the A&E last night after my 9-year-old spilled boiling soup on her leg. Here in the US, we call it the Emergency Room (ER), but my daughter said that name sounded confusing, so she agreed to adopt the British terminology. It’s the little things!

    Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

    • 10th August 2015 / 5:28 pm

      i hope she was ok? I always wondered what ER stood for after watching it on TV!My boys have adopted quite a few US words thanks to the TV programmes they watch!

  9. Adventures of a Novice Mum
    20th August 2015 / 1:25 am

    Thanks for sharing this; I’ve now downloaded the app. I attended a short course at a Children Centre and at the Baby Show but it’s so easy to forget. The app is definitely makes it easy to review what one has learnt and I’ll endeavour to spend some time on it. I like the fact that you can check how much you remember 🙂 #CommentLuv

    • 20th August 2015 / 9:37 pm

      I’ve referred to it a few times even though I’ve been first aid trained for 15 years, it’s amazing how much changes and what you forget!

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