First Aid app

First Aid help is at hand with the IFRC First Aid app. A comprehensive guide to first aid and CPR, for the most up-to-date information anytime, anywhere.

Download the IFRC First Aid app

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Created by The Global First Aid Reference Center (GFARC), with the French Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Customised by the Australian Red Cross for evidence-based first aid advice relevant to Australians. 

Instant access to life-saving information

Gain instant access to vital information to help handle common emergencies and safety advice during a crisis. With this app, first aid knowledge and techniques are at your fingertips.

Suitable for beginners

The app is accessible to all ages and is suitable for those with little or no first aid knowledge, and those who wish to refresh or maintain their skills.

Access to step-by-step guides

Get step-by-step instructions and become an active participant in a person’s safety while waiting for professional assistance—whether during everyday accidents or in the event of a disaster.

Useful content for a variety of emergencies:

  • First aid topics covering respiratory difficulties, choking, burns, trauma, loss of consciousness, bites and stings.
  • Diseases including respiratory infections, cholera, malaria, and polio.
  • Psychological first aid topics including panic attacks, hyperventilation, and verbal de-escalation.

Top features:

  • Evaluation of emergencies with step-by-step assistance.
  • Access to local emergency numbers, both nationally and internationally.
  • Preloaded content for offline access to information at any time, even without cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Engaging and active learning to reinforce knowledge, enhance skills, and build the ability to assist in emergencies.
  • Safety advice, including water safety and road safety.
  • Capability to send alert messages to users.
  • Relevant information and advice for all Australians including: emergency and information contacts, logistics, environmental and evidence-based national practices.
  • Progress tracking within the app.

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