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First aid is a basic skill that many people know. It can help save a life, assist someone in need, and even give you confidence in tense situations. However, you do have to learn the skills first. We would not recommend any first aid apps over an in-person course with certifications. However, there are apps and tutorials out there with the basics. Even the basics can be helpful. Here are the best first aid apps for Android!


Amazon Kindle (or other ereader apps)

Price: Free / Varies
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Amazon Kindle is an excellent place for learning. It features a bunch of how-to guides and similar material. You can definitely find first aid instructions, advice, and teaching within Amazon's impressive collection. It's not the only good ereader app, though. Google Play Books and Nook are also excellent platforms. We can't recommend any specific books on the topic. However, you can find a whole ton of them. The costs vary per book, but the apps are all free. The one you like the most will depend on your preferences.
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Amazon Kindle (or other ereader apps)

American Red Cross first aid apps

Price: Free
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The American Red Cross has several first aid apps. They range from the basics on down to a first aid app for pets. The information includes basically everything from allergic reactions to burns, bleeding, heat stroke, asphyxiation, and other potential emergencies. It even has a shortcut to call 9-1-1 if the app doesn't have the answers you need. Most of their apps support English and Spanish at minimum. Other countries and dialects likely have similar apps by medical authorities. We recommend them first because they'll should have the latest first aid procedures.
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Offline Survival Manual

Price: Free
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Offline Survival Manual is one of the interesting first aid apps. It doesn't necessarily specialize in first aid. The app focuses mostly on surviving out in the wilderness. It has guides on building fires, plant identification, water filtration, food, planning, and other stuff. Part of that includes basic first aid for injuries or illnesses you may encounter in the outdoors. It's best for survival training. However, this isn't terrible to have even on your basic hiking or camping trip, either. Plus, as the name implies, it works offline. It's also totally free.
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Offline Survival Manual

St John Ambulance First Aid

Price: Free
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St John Ambulance First Aid is another one of many free first aid apps. It has relatively up-to-date procedures for dozens of emergencies, including drowning, poisoning, choking, and other common ailments. It's not as in-depth as a course or a manual. That said, it should give you an idea of how stuff works and it's a decent resource for basic stuff like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver. It also includes emergency service numbers in the UK and Europe. The app follows UK protocols for first aid.
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St John Ambulance First Aid

YouTube

Price: Free / $9.99 per month
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As usual, YouTube is an excellent place to brush up on a topic. There are plenty of channels and videos about first aid, what to do in various emergencies, and some other stuff. It's a little harder to verify than something like the Red Cross or similar apps. However, much of it is good stuff. The videos are a tad hard to find on occasion. On the plus side, watching someone perform these actions is a little better than reading about it in many cases. Plus, YouTube is free (with ads). There is always a YouTube Red subscription for those who don't want to view ads, let videos play in the background, or want to download videos for future play.
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YouTube

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