From infected bug bites to strains and sprains, summer comes along with a bunch of possible emergency situations where you will need to be on top of your game when it comes to first aid. If something goes wrong and you need to help someone (or yourself), quickly, a first aid app can help. Check out our list of the best first aid apps for iPhone and iPad apps.
The best first aid apps for iPhone and iPad
6 May 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
First Aid by American Red Cross is the official app from the American Red Cross. You'll have quick and easy access to advice for everyday emergencies. It has videos, simple step-by-step instructions, and interactive quizzes to help you learn and stay on top of first aid knowledge. There's a toggle to switch between English and Spanish, integration with 9-1-1, and emergency prep tips covering topics like extreme weather, chemical emergencies, and earthquakes so you will be prepared. Earn badges with the interactive quizzes and show off your knowledge. Some of the other topics covered include allergies and anaphylaxis, bleeding, broken bones, and more.
- Official first aid app from the American Red Cross
- Advice for everyday emergencies
- Prepare for extreme weather
- Fully integrated with 9-1-1
- Free first aid app for iPhone and iPad
Symptify is an app that was created by doctors and software engineers. It's an online self-assessment tool to help you figure out the cause of your symptoms. You'll be able to narrow down the causes of symptoms, discover the nearest place to receive care, and to let the facility or specific doctor know when you're going. The app takes into account your medical history, allergies, medications, and more, to figure out what could possibly be wrong. Features include symptom checker, online medical library, facility locator, user profile, transmit/check-in, emergency contact list, and consultation history.
- Asks questions a doctor would ask
- Correctly provides possible causes of your symptoms
- Facility locator
- Created by doctors and software engineers
- First aid app
This app allows users to connect with a doctor 24/7 and get the medical advice needed. Talk as long as needed, get prescriptions, fast connection, 100% private, get follow-ups from doctor, view results, ask common questions for a wide range of health conditions, share health data with your doctor, get everything personalized and more. It’s a great way to get medical advice and treatment especially for first aid related issues. For the extended care service, a nominal fee is required. This includes prescriptions, lab work and further diagnosis.
- Get medical advice 24/7
- Fast connection, 100% private
- Unlimited time to talk with doctor
- Share data with doctor, Follow-ups
- Fees for lab work, prescriptions and further diagnosis
Your. MD is a symptom checker and personalized health app, designed by doctors in the UK. The app uses artificial intelligence and “clinically assured” content composed by the UK's NHS. The Personal Health Assistant will listen or read what is wrong with you, check symptoms, ask you specific questions, and give you relevant personal information. You can sign up for alerts when there are medical breakthroughs treatments, or research for the conditions that affect you. The app maps thousands of different symptoms, conditions, illnesses, medications, and treatments so you get the best information possible.
- Symptom checker
- Personalized health advice
- Trusted medical data
- Health alerts
- Free first aid app for iPhone and iPad
ICE Standard ER is an emergency medical contact info app. You can put all of your health information and emergency medical contacts on your lock screen wallpaper so if you're in an accident, emergency responders can find your health info by just looking at your phone. The app offers three colors to let EMTs know the severity of your medical conditions. Red lets EMTs know to read further and indicates severe health conditions or allergies. Yellow means medium risk and indicates that the user takes medications. If none of these apply, the color will show as green. You can choose to show what information is viewable on your lock screen. The app is also integrated with the national Smart911 database, a free service that will provide emergency info to 911 before an emergency so police and dispatchers can see it when you call from the registered phone number.
- Displays your health info on your lock screen wallpaper
- Let EMTs know of allergies, conditions, and medications
- Show emergency contact information
- Integrated with Smart911 database
- Free with in-app purchase
Did you know that 10 percent of all people will have a seizure at least once in their lifetime? Seizure First Aide tells you how to respond to that situation with basic, real-time first aid for all seizure types. There are seizure videos to watch so you can identify them and offers tips like to keep the person and surrounding areas safe, don't put anything in the person's mouth, and time the duration of the seizure. The timer is easily accessible using a button at the bottom of the screen. This is a free app and should never be used to replace medical service. Always call 911 if a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes.
- Basic first aid for seizures
- Videos of different seizures
- Tips for how to deal with a seizure situation
- Built-in timer
- Free seizure first aid app
iTriage provides health answers on medications, diseases, and more, instantly. It was created by two ER doctors who wanted to give users quick access to a huge medical and healthcare database. All content is reviewed by Harvard Medical School so you know it's accurate. Some of the features include information on the average wait times for nearby hospitals, emergency rooms, and urgent care facilities; emergency hotlines; Doctor Search; and more. You can check in from your iPhone when you are on your way to certain hospital emergency rooms and urgent care facilities, and the app saves all of your medications, insurance info, diseases, conditions, and more.
- Emergency hotlines
- Content checked by Harvard Medical School
- Get instant answers to your medical questions
- Useful information
- Free information on medications, conditions, diseases, health care facilities, and more
Resuscitation! is a virtual patient simulator that makes it fun to learn resuscitation scenarios. You will get a patient who is ill and you will have to play the role of the health care provider: take a history, perform a physical, develop a diagnosis, and administer therapy to treat the problem. You can start IVs, perform different procedures, give medications, get xrays and ultrasounds, and more. The app is designed mostly for health students and pre-med students interested in learning patient care. Some of the topics include emergency neurology, EMS/Paramedic, labor and delivery, and more.
- Virtual patient simulator
- Play the role of health care provider
- Perform tests, prescribe treatment, and more
- For health care professionals and students
- Free with in-app purchases
First Aid for Children - Poisoning - Lite allows you to quickly and look up toxins and symptoms. There are Dos and DON'Ts, a list to find your local poison control center number, and more. Features include an image search tool for mushrooms and plants, emergency phone numbers for more than 80 countries, useful tips to help prevent poisoning, no ads, and full content of the categories of cosmetics, animal bites, nicotine, insect stings, and more. This is a lite version of the full app. The full version has over 500 poisoning emergencies that are covered and you can trigger an emergency call from within the app.
- Learn about toxins and their symptoms
- Image search tool
- Emergency phone numbers for more than 80 countries
- No ads
- Full version is available as a separate purchase
FREE Accupressure Emergency Trainer is a natural first aid travel kit you can follow to provide instant pain relief with Chinese medicine. You can set reminders so you won't forget to administer a massage, find the right massage points with full HD video clips and photos, and always have access to natural first aid. Use massage therapy to reduce motion sickness, relieve stomach pain, reduce tiredness, relieve back pain, relieve sniffles and cold symptoms, strengthen the immune system, and more. You will get free lifelong updates with more massage points when you buy the full version.
- Don't waste time or money on a doctor without trying this first
- Built-in reminders
- HD videos and photos to show you how to find the massage points
- Many different uses
- Full version available as a separate purchase