I've got three
Now, to be fair, what I learned in that baby first aid lesson did stick with me. I've had my babies start to choke on hastily scoffed snacks and meals, and remembering how to help dislodge that blockage - without harming them, or showing the shear terror I was feeling - likely saved their lives. But I'm not sure how I would react to something else. How to handle a kid with a broken bone, what to do if baby pulls a freshly poured coffee on himself, how to help if someone goes into anaphylactic shock, or has a seizure, what do if Hubby rips his hand open doing more of that DIY....
A fab little learning tool.
There's a "prepare" section which I have only glanced at so far but from what I have looked at it is packed with useful information, some of it might seem obvious, but other stuff maybe not so much. There's is also an "Emergency" section which you could refer to to help you get though a scary incident, everything from a fever or nose bleed, though to meningitis, poisoning, and unconscious baby or child.
There is a Hospital Finder in the Tools section, which I think would be vital if, for example, you're away on holiday or a day out and something happens and you simply don't know where the nearest A&E is!
Obviously - if there is a real emergency - these are not things to do instead of or before you call for an ambulance, but things to learn beforehand, things that you can do to help while waiting for it to arrive, and also to give the emergency response team valuable information. They are also handy do's and don't's so you're not actually making things worse while you try to help.
Basically it's a bloomin useful app to have. We almost always have our phones with us, I know I do, and my iPad too, so it really is to-hand advice and I highly recommend it.
Want to download it? Find it here:
Google play: https://play.google.com/
British Red Cross say:
|Mobile First Aid App - British Red Cross|
(Photo from, and link to, blogs.redcross.org.uk)
I was introduced to this app through mumsnet.com who asked for bloggers to trial and report on the app. I have not been paid in any way for the review and the app is free to download for all.