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The One App Everyone Should Install Immediately

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jun 18, 2012

Calling 911 is not the only emergency measure you can perform using your phone. Download the First Aid App by the British Red Cross and you'll be able to begin giving life-saving emergency treatment before an ambulance arrives. There's literally no reason why this app shouldn't come pre-installed on all phones. 

The app contains first-aid procedures for everything from an asthma attack to a broken nose, to a heart attack. You'll find step-by-step instructions in addition to videos which will tell you how to give CPR or dislodge something trapped in someone's throat.

Of course, opening an app on your phone during an emergency should only be done after help has been called and the person is in somewhat stable condition. That said, I can imagine many situations where this app could be incredibly useful, especially if the advice is researched beforehand. The app even tests your knowledge of certain first aid situations and rewards you with badges once you know what to do.

If more people knew how to give CPR, stop a wound from bleeding, or treat a burn, we'd all be living in a far safer world. Download it now from Google Play by clicking the link below.

Download the app here.

Source: Google Play

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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  • New to Android phones and/or tablets that are so versatile and accessible. Love word games and have started many games on Facebook. Any suggestions or tips for fully utilizing and enjoying my Samsung Precedent M828C.....will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!! B-)_

  • Ti Mo Jun 19, 2012 Link to comment

    LOL not available in the US

  • Linkage?

  • I've had this app for a few months, never used it thankfully!

    I have browsed around it and I'm more confident about helping out in an emergency. It's quite comprehensive and I think that you're right. Everyone should have it. Rather have it and never need it.

  • Jay chew Jun 18, 2012 Link to comment

    where's the link? XD

  • Embarrassing! Fixed. :)

  • "whipping out your phone during an emergency should only be done after help has been called"

    except that we have to whip our phones out to *make* that call for help ;)

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