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British Red Cross Baby and Child First Aid app feedback thread. NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 22-Nov-13 10:01:11

This thread is for the 250 MNers who have downloaded the British Red Cross Baby and Child First Aid app (available free of charge on iTunes App Store or Google Play for Android).

If you're a tester – once you have downloaded the app and shared/discussed it with your friends, family and/or neighbours – please add your feedback by answering the questions below:

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

Please also add a review on the iTunes App Store or Google Play for Android and on the MN app review pages

All MNers who take part and who add feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a first aid learning pack from the British Red Cross (consisting of two Baby and Child First Aid gift cards worth up to £120, a first aid manual worth £10.99 and a compact first aid kit worth £10.99.

Thanks and good luck MNHQ

PS: Everyone is – of course – welcome to download the app!
PPS: Tell them your story. British Red Cross always like to hear about how you have used the first aid skills that you have learned or situations that have inspired you to learn first aid. Please email your story to redcrosstraining@redcross.org.uk titled 'My story'

Bonkerz Fri 22-Nov-13 16:43:27

~ What would be your one line summary of the app? Potential life saving app

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To keep up to date and refresh current first aid and also reassurance in an emergency.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there? All covered!!

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? Not sure I would use this but it's a great idea!

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes for sure

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? Nope!

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

Theincidental Fri 22-Nov-13 16:44:36

1. Quick emergency first aid information from British Red Cross

2. 5 very easy

3. To prepare/ refresh knowledge and for re-assurance. Possibly in a minor emergency

4. Good and useful if I was in a&e trying to recall other injuries or events etc

5. Yes, it's a great back up tool, especially as I can access it much quick than my first aid file.

6. No. I thought it was quite comprehensive.

7. Excellent! 5 stars

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Instant answers at your finger tips which could really help in an emergency

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5 - very easy indeed

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

Very easy, clear and precise

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

Refresh memory, definately for reassurance, would give me a check list to discuss with A&E or Doctors if needed

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Can't think of anything else tbh

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I thought that was great, i'd like it for myself as I have an allergy. Good to have everything in one place

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes, I have something with me at all times now, so if I'm out and about I have an instant resource.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Nothing I can think of right now

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

LoganMummy Fri 22-Nov-13 17:02:26

1. Great reference guide for accidents.

2. Very easy to use - 5.

3. Very easy points to follow with instructions and pictures. 5.

4. My family and I all agree that we'll use it to learn (and hope we don't need to use the more serious advice) and for minor injuries. Anything serious would automatically be 999, not spending time faffing around with an app.

5. I think it's a really good guide to basic first aid and having spent time using the app I really do feel more prepared. I've already used it for minor bumps.

6. Personally I wouldn't use this section as I feel that is too much personal info to store on my phone, simply in case my phone was lost/stolen.

7. Absolutely I feel much more confident.

8. I can't think of anything, I feel the majority of injuries are included. I really like the inclusion of the feberal seizures.

9. 4/5. Simply as there is always room for improvement. It takes up a lot of space on my phone.

WowOoo Fri 22-Nov-13 17:18:20

What would be your one line summary of the app?
First Aid information for baby and child

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?
5 stars - very easy

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid?
5 stars- Time will tell how much I've remembered when I re test myself.
It's presented very well with great graphics and pics.

How do you think you and other parents would use it?
To learn about first aid prior to an emergency and also in an emergency.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Nothing I can think of at the moment.

The hospital finder is great and good to know it's there.
I did have to find a hospital when we were on holiday in the UK - this would make it far easier. (Although looking at a map wasn't that hard!)

~ What about the child record section?
I don't think I'd use it, but I can see how it could be useful.

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Most certainly, yes. It's been years since I did a child's first aid course and you feel unsure because things change all the time. It's good to know that it's all there in my phone.

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I tried to think of what I would like to be covered before reading the app in full. It covered everything I expected and more.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app?
5 stars, definitely.

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Essential for parents and caregivers

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I enjoyed doing the tests! I would use it as reassurance - my daughter had febrile convulsions recently and although I knew what they were and how to deal with them, I wish I'd had the app just to know that I was doing the right things. DH is a First Aider but I'm not (though I do have medical knowledge having grown up in a medical family) and having guidance at my fingertips is great. I think most parents would use it in the same way.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Nothing springs to mind.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I found this a bit difficult to use to be honest; I had problems adding my GP contact details. I'd like to be able to add blood group. It would also be good to be able to sync details across devices.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Possibly something to cover car crashes.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

Sorry, I missed one:

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes, definitely. Doing the tests also confirmed that I knew a lot more than I thought I did.

Tyranasaurus Fri 22-Nov-13 17:42:14

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Smart well-written first aid tool

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
Mostly to learn, also in an emergency in the sense of 'I've stopped the bleeding now, is there anything else I should be doing?'

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Seems thorough

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Not something I'd use I prefer paper records

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Maybe a little

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Can't think of any

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4

CheekyChimpsMummy Fri 22-Nov-13 17:50:52

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Useful First Aid information that could save lives

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?
Very easy - no problems navigating whatsoever.

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid?
The app looks great, I think it would be very easy to administer first aid with the app as a reference... not sure it's committed to memory though!

How do you think you and other parents would use it?
I think it's a useful tool to look at the app every now and then just to learn about potential situations when first aid may be needed. Obviously other parents could use it in an actual emergency if they were unsure about what action to take.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No. I think the app is very thorough and covers all bases!

What about the child record section?I think this sectionIis very useful. I'd definitely see myself using it, particularly with my little boy.

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Absolutely. Having the information in your hand so clearly and concisely is such a confidence booster. It's so easy to forget the first aid that you've learned in the past - even more so now that I'm getting older! Especially as you only ever need first aid in such extreme circumstances that thankfully for me have been few and far between with my little boy (touch wood)

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I honestly can't think of anything! If I could think of something to add to the learn/emergency sections then I would take the time to mention it - but I have nothing further to add!!! The app covers all bases as far as I'm concerned.

Overall what star rating would you give the app?

5* - It's a fantastic app - up there with Candy Crush wink (still addicted to that stupid game!) blush

noo1985 Fri 22-Nov-13 19:43:54

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Very useful British Red Cross First Aid help app

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I would say it is useful as a at to learn and prepare for a situation, I like the fact it tests you on first aid too. I think it will also be useful in a situation where you may need guidance quickly as it is easy to use and locate specific first aud issues!

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I think it is a useful section to check before relevant situations. I don't think it requires any other topics.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I think it is a useful aid if you happened to get injured as well of your child as information would be accessed about the child's allergies etc, the only down side to it is that if anyone was to gain access to your phone I would be slightly concerned if this information was passed on...

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
I would still be nervous, but I feel I would be more capable of dealing with a situation especially if I had my phone to chck with me!

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I think it covers most areas that would be specific to any baby/ child first aid

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

tinypumpkin Fri 22-Nov-13 20:09:40

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Quick simple and important first aid info at the press of a button.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy
5.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To prepare and learn. I am not sure about in an emergency, it depends on levelheadness I think.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No, it looks comprehensive.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Not sure I would use this part personally.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
More confident which is great!

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

A great app, definitely of importance to many. Thanks for letting me test it out.

Gintonic Fri 22-Nov-13 20:13:13

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
The best way of ensuring you always have access to first aid information

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To learn and refresh, and also following a minor accident. In a life threatening situation I would call 999 - unless i was in a remote place with no phone signal in which case this could be life saving.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I thought this section was not as good as the rest of the ap. i think the section is meant to be about practical steps you can take to reduce the chance of an accident or be prepared. So the stuff about fire alarms was good but there was nothing about child proofing your home. And what to do if you come across a car accident did not fit - would make more sense to have that under emergency?

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I would not use this. My phone is password protected so no one else can access it anyway. Even if it wasn't I can't imagine someone opening this ap and going through it to find next of kin details.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Absolutely. In fact I used it today after my son fell and hit his head.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Can't think of any. Though I thought some of the information on vomiting was not quite right (not sure cooled boiled water is necessary?)

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

I was picked to review this ap by MNHQ, I received the product free of charge. These are my own honest opinions.

celestialbows Fri 22-Nov-13 20:43:42

Clear and simple

1

1

to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc

It's pretty comprehensive

Child record would be useful for some parents but I wouldn't be organised to use it regularly so not worthwhile for me!

downloading and using the app has definitely made me feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency.

None

5 stars = excellent

oohay282820 Fri 22-Nov-13 23:15:14

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Useful information at the touch of a button that could save a child's life.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

All of the above.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I wouldn't use this.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes, although I would still like to do a first aid course and use this as a memory-jogger or to cover something I hadn't learnt.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Drug overdose.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5.

Catnap26 Fri 22-Nov-13 23:41:07

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

"Very accessible first aid tool"

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I would consider using this app in an emergency if it had a search engine so you could do a quick search e.g. Banged head. I think I would use it to prepare if we were going away because it has some very useful checklists and simply to update my memory on first aid.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Loved the improvised first aid section,very useful and liked the checklist making sure all basis are covered.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I liked that you could add a picture,helps individuals identify who is who.definately think it could be used by the general public or health care professionals in an emergency.i have entered my children's medical information.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes!particularly the advice on choking and weaning,something I fear with my children.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

None that I can think of.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4 - it would be a 5 if there was a search engine and perhaps the testing could be a little longer (just personal preference). My 4 star rating is based on many positives for example the text is bold, reads easily, very informative but in particular it has good cross and external links.

Catnap26 Fri 22-Nov-13 23:44:43

I was picked to review this ap by MNHQ, I received the product free of charge. These are my own honest opinions.

KateOxford Sat 23-Nov-13 06:05:35

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
An absolutely essential app for anyone looking after children or babies.
~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy. 2

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc? I used it to brush up on my knowledge and test myself so that you are prepared for any situation.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there? I thought this was very useful. Couldn't see anything missing.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? I don't think this is particularly useful as the app is kept on a phone personal to me and I know this information.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency? Yes. I wouldn't need to hunt for a book should the need arise and the test and prepare sections made me learn more and increase my confidence.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? Something for if sand or chemicals gets in a child's eyes.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent 5

KateOxford Sat 23-Nov-13 06:15:16

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
An absolutely essential app for anyone looking after children or babies.
~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy. 2

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc? I used it to brush up on my knowledge and test myself so that you are prepared for any situation.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there? I thought this was very useful. Couldn't see anything missing.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? I don't think this is particularly useful as the app is kept on a phone personal to me and I know this information.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency? Yes. I wouldn't need to hunt for a book should the need arise and the test and prepare sections made me learn more and increase my confidence.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? Something for if sand or chemicals gets in a child's eyes.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent 5

KateOxford Sat 23-Nov-13 06:15:42

“I was picked by MNHQ to review this product/ service, which I received for free. This review is in my
own words and reflects my true opinion.”

SummerSevern Sat 23-Nov-13 08:53:41

1. Clearly set out, essential information.

2. 4 - Just because on a smartphone it's easier to access the headings in landscape, and I use my phone in portrait. But that's being picky.

3. 5 - Very simple.

4. I'd use it to prepare, and for minor incidents. In an emergency, I wouldn't be messing around with my phone!

5. I think it's pretty comprehensive.

6. This isn't something I'd use, since all my baby's info is in her red book.

7. Yep. And my husband agrees. We'd be able to give basic 1st aid straight away.

~
8. No.

9. 4 stars. Essential information for anyone with a child. But I found some of the questions in the test section a little patronising; give people a little credit for basic intelligence!

SummerSevern Sat 23-Nov-13 08:53:55

“I was picked by MNHQ to review this product/ service, which I received for free. This review is in my
own words and reflects my true opinion.”

1) Fantastic! may help me save a life one day.
2) I gave this a 4, quite easy to follow.
3) I have been browsing through the content when I get a few minutes to myself to brush up on skills I have learnt in the past.
4) I wouldn't use it in a dire emergency if it meant valuable life-saving minutes were being lost with me faffing around with my phone as the 999 operator would give me instructions.
5) I wouldn't use the child record section
6) Downloading the app has def made me feel more confident with having three kids of my own. I would def recommend it.
7) I agree with 'Summersevern', would like advice with sand etc in eyes.
8) Overall I would give the app a 5. Absolutely fantastic, everyone should have it as it really could help save a life.

BaileysOnRocks Sat 23-Nov-13 11:54:40

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

* I found this easy to follow and so helpful.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

*5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

*5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

* I would definitely use this to learn and test, however if I was faced with a real emergency I would be phoning 999, I would not be checking an app. Although if it wasn't critical and I would have time to check the internet anyway I would check the app.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

* I don't think I would use this section so can't comment.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Again I'm not sure I would use this section as I'd be wary about putting my child's records on a phone app for security reasons.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

* yes, I have been looking for a good app for ages and this is great!

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

* personally my main worry is chocking and that is covered although maybe something on what to do if a child or baby has drowned and become unconscious as I hear different things on how to deal with water in airways etc. I wouldn't know how to respond to this.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

*4

Excellent app but room for more information.

StainlessSteelCat Sat 23-Nov-13 13:29:21

What would be your one line summary of the app?
useful, reassuring.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
Revise skills, learn new ones (though I'd rather learn in real life so someone checks my technique), possibly;y in an emergency situation - I'm going to keep it on my phone just in case.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Useful section, nothing to add

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Wouldn't use it, don't want my child's medical/personal info on my phone. Not sure when I would use it anyway.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes. Useful to revise skills I learned a few years ago.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Not that I can think of, but haven't looked at full content either, seems very comprehensive.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 stars

TimeForLunch Sat 23-Nov-13 13:56:06

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

A handy app to use for first aid reference

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

To learn and as reassurance. Probably wouldn't have time in an emergency, but good to know it's there in case

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

The prepare section is good to read when you have a spare moment so you know what to do in advance. I can't think of anything else needed in this section.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I probably wouldn't use this.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Having read up on what to do in certain situations, yes, I feel I am better prepared.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

None I can think of.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

flyawayblue Sat 23-Nov-13 16:40:22

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Brilliant, possibly life saving app.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I think parents use the app for all of these, as it's a brilliant information resource as well as a quick stop in a crisis.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

no

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Yes I would use this, is it possible to add the normal immunisations?

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

No, quite comprehensive app.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

Bakingtins Sat 23-Nov-13 18:42:27

My iPad won't support the app, it says I need IOS6.0 or later. An app only for those with the most up to date gadget?

justflee Sat 23-Nov-13 20:28:36

1. Essential baby/child life saving app

2. 5 - very easy

3. 5 - very easy

4. back up in case of an emergency, useful to refresh memory

5. No, everything is covered in clear easy language.

6. Not something I'd use

7. Reassured me that my existing knowledge was still correct.

8. Can't think of anything

9. 5 - excellent

HoneyDavros Sat 23-Nov-13 21:29:09

Sorry I missed the original email saying I had been accepted and have only found out through the reminder. It went in as spam confused for some reason. Have downloaded it now though and will add feedback ASAP.

EstoyAqui Sun 24-Nov-13 09:12:39

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Useful first aid tool for adults.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4 - its annoying if you get a 'wrong' answer that you have to redo the whole section before it takes your answers. Its not very easy to search for a specific issue unless you know what section of first aid it comes under.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4 - the content was easy, simple and succinct. In some instances it felt as though they were being particularly provocative with the answers to prove that previously held ideas were so wrong. It could have belittled a user.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I would use it to revise my knowledge of first aid. It it nice to have a clear concise guide to turn to if in an emergency or worrying situation. As an NHS user in the past it is infuriating to get given different opinions on the same issue. This would support any decision making.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

None.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

No. I would not use this section.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes. It has reinforced my faith in my first aid ability.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4 - It was a great app. I think with a little finessing it could be really useful. I had a specific question regarding a piece of advice on the app regarding visiting hospital for all burns. I was told at a first aid course last year that this was only necessary if the burn was bigger than the palm of a childs hand. Can anyone shed any light?

PervyMuskrat Sun 24-Nov-13 15:25:53

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Easy to use and potentially life saving

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

Reassurance and potentially in an emergency also

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Pictures of rashes in typical childhood diseases

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Didn't use and probably wouldn't use in the future

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Symptoms of typical childhood diseases

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

cardamomginger Sun 24-Nov-13 15:32:38

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Easy to use and understand- could be essential in a crisis.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

In an emergency, as reassurance, to learn and to check understanding.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

No.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I see this as less useful, but I still tend to function using bits of paper. This app doesn't tempt me to change that.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes. I did a paediatric first aid course not long after I had DD. That was great. This app makes me feel more confident - both because I can test my knowledge and understanding and because the information is there, God forbid, should I need it. I think the videos are particularly helpful. Practising on dummies was useful, as was doing role play (albeit with adults, so less relevant to children), but seeing how these life saving techniques would look in real life is really helpful and clarifies a lot.

One suggestion is that when the app opens, it should immediately open to Emergency. In a crisis, this is what you will need and in a panic, you might not think to find the tab that says emergency.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

First aid emergencies for eyes.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4.

I was picked to review this app by MNHQ, I received the product free of charge. These are my own honest opinions

LaraCroftInDisguise Sun 24-Nov-13 15:32:58

Q. What would be your one line summary of the app?
A. Very informative and easy to use.

Q. How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
A. 5

Q. How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
A. 5

A. How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
A. To learn and as reassurance. I would use it in an emergency if I was unable to call for/get help.

Q. Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
A. I think the section is a very comprehensive guide. I can't think of anything else I would like to see at the moment.

Q. What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
A. I find this pointless. I know my child's medical needs/doctor's information. Entering it into the app would be of no benefit to me. I don't think anyone else would think to look on my device and in the app in any case of emergency where I was unable to provide this info.

Q. Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
A. Yes

Q. Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
A. Not that I can think of.

Q. Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
A. 5

WingDefence Sun 24-Nov-13 20:02:01

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
An excellent, comprehensive source of first aid information.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4 - I did use the videos but some of them could be longer. Eg the croup video barely showed the symptoms of croup and it was hard for me to tell what the distinctive cough sounds like.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I particularly liked the prepare and emergency sections so I imagine I'd use those most.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I really appreciated this section and hadn't expected it to be there - I thought it would all be about emergency first aid only. It certainly gave me some good ideas eg putting a first aid kit together as our first aid equipment is spread all over the house.
I can't think of anything missing.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I didn't use it until prompted by this question but I imagine it'd be extremely helpful for people whose children may have specific medication or other health needs.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency? Absolutely.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Nothing springs to mind.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5
My only slight negative is that the hospital search function just returned a 'null' result (I did allow it to use my location but it still didn't work).

Nigglenaggle Sun 24-Nov-13 20:30:28

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Good quick access resource

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I will definitely use it to prepare for an emergency - you need to have your course of action at the front of your mind to be ready for an emergency. I will also use it to watch out for a practical course in my area I can attend.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
The home safety game wouldn't download onto my phone. Would like to see more useable content here.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I dont think I'll use it as my children dont have allergies. It could be expanded to be more of a general health record

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
A little but I still worry I wouldn't recognise the situation eg choking and take the right course of action. I intend to do a first aid course when one comes up on a suitable date and one of the things I've been most pleased about with the app is that I can search for them - there are a few in my area it seems which health professionals are unaware of (I asked several about a baby first aid course after the birth of my first child)

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Drowning - its one of the commonest causes of accidental death and took me a while to find the relevant info

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent 4

CrewElla Sun 24-Nov-13 21:50:24

What would be your one line summary of the app?
First aid at your fingertips

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4 - the scrolling could be problematic in an emergency situation

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I see it as a companion or refresher to a first aid course and I will use it as such. In an emergency I would prefer to have someone else looking at it will performed the first aid.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No thoughts about anything to add

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Not really - we have our red books and don't feel the need for anything electronic

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
I've appreciated the chance to review all the information

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
It seems pretty comprehensive, I would like a search tool

Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4 - needs a search facility

heyday Sun 24-Nov-13 23:08:47

This is an excellent app which covered all the essentials that most peop,e would ever need. The videos that accompanied the written instructions were very good as it is often easier to follows guidance if a realistic demonstration is given rather than just the written word alone. I do feel that the app contains so much information and therefore looking at the app regularly would be the most beneficial way to learn first aid. Overall I would give this app a 5 star rating.

EverythingIs50YearsWho Sun 24-Nov-13 23:27:25

~ What would be your one line summary of the app

Lifesaving essential information

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

To know we're doing the right thing in am emergency, to brush up on skills and to check if we're being given/giving out the right advice.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I think everything is covered there

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I think it is a really good idea, but hidden away a bit.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more
confidentabouthelpingachildinafirstaidemergency?

Definitely, to longevity you're doing it properly and not causing harm is brilliant.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see
covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

I think everything is covered, might there began advice section on meeting people with certain disabilities? Say, communicating with a deaf/blind person or assisting someone with a physical disability?

~ Overall

what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5 r

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
First Aid information for babies and children

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
3

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To refresh learning. I don't think it could or should replace real first aid training but it's useful and helpful to have.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I like the link to buy a first aid kit.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I would probably not use this as I wouldn't want important health info saved on my phone in case of loss/theft.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Perhaps links to more detailed content where you could read up further on illnesses etc.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4 - I think it is about as good as a first aid app could be

telsa Mon 25-Nov-13 11:11:31

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Concise advice and training app for first aid for babies and children

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

3

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it –
to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

learning, testing understanding, feeling confident should predictable situations arise. It really does take one through things clearly.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

It was very clear. It helps if one already has experience or previous training - because it refreshes information very quickly. I think it does also demonstrate what one should do pretty well in the videos, nicely reinforced by text.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I might have used this if I had had it from my children's birth. Now seems a little late - they are 5 and 8. I think it is quite a useful function, though does seem to take things beyond the realm of First Aid. Could perhaps be usefully linked to nursery and school incidents somehow.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

I do feel more confident. I have watched the videos and read text and had a good exposure to calm and useful action.
Hospital finder could be really useful if away from home.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

I would like to see an adult oriented one! My DD (8) was absolutely fascinated by it. She has watched it all numerous times and taken all the tests. I actually think that one specifically oriented to children could be really useful. She takes it very seriously and is really learning about aid and the body.
Could there be something about after-care or what happens next. Ending frequently with phone 999 is fair enough, but it might be helpful to know what the paramedics or hospital will need to do.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4 stars

Uzma01 Mon 25-Nov-13 11:49:07

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Absolutely essential information for all parents & carers

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid?
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
Primarily to learn the information, use the quizzes to check recall & have the reassurance of knowing the information is at hand should panic ensue!

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No, seems quite comprehensive as it is. A useful way to categorise the information for easier retrieval.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
It's very useful, so if the worst happens - at least you won't have to bring the red book with you to the hospital

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
With a bit more usage, I'd say yes. At the moment - I'm finding it hard to recall most things.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No, I think it covers all the major areas of concern when it comes to kids health.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app?
5 stars

Georgethesmartestgiant Mon 25-Nov-13 13:00:36

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Very easy to use, helpful and informative

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy
5

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy
4

How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc? To prepare and learn, in an emergency I would to go straight to hospital, but if I was in an unfamiliar area would use to app to locate a hospital

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Seems very easy to use and quick to find the information you want

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
In all honesty I would probably not use it. I would be too worried about having should sensitive information stored through an app

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Not at the moment but maybe in future

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Not that I can think of

Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Mon 25-Nov-13 13:10:51

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Handy tool for quick and clear advice in an emergency.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

To learn in advance how to react to some emergencies (choking/unconscious child) and to have a quick and easy 'how to' guide for all other issues.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I'd like a section on animal related injuries (stings and dog bites, for example).

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I wouldn't use this because I don't like putting DD's data in records I am not sure I have total control over. In any event, I would be around to answer any questions, and if I am not then I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to get into my telephone anyway.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

I'm really pleased with this app. Only real downside that I could find was that there does not appear to be a search function - so if you want to quickly look up a specific topic (e.g. insect stings) and it is not an 'emergency' situation, it can be quite hard to find what you want.

AlmaMartyr Mon 25-Nov-13 13:13:21

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Instant first aid advice in your pocket

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I've already used it to learn. I think I'd use it in a minor emergency to figure out what was going on/seek reassurance/find out what I should be doing. In a desperate emergency I probably wouldn't think about it.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Seems pretty good.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I probably wouldn't use it. I don't have a very secure phone and I would worry about potentially sensitive information being on there if I lost it. I remember most stuff about the kids pretty accurately anyway.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes, a bit. I generally know what to do, but I like having it so easy to access.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Nothing comes to mind.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

serendipity1980 Mon 25-Nov-13 13:28:58

~ My summary: An easy to use first aid app from the Red Cross.

~ 5 - all very easy to access

~ 4 - it was easy, and made even easier because I went on a first aid course last week, for everyday first aid and the Red Cross trainer told us about the app!

~ I think people would use it as a refresher, to update your knowledge. It could be used in an emergency too e.g. I find it hard remembering how to hold your head for a nose bleed, so this would be a very useful tool.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there? No, nothing else!

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? I think it is useful, especially for child minders, but probably not something I'd use myself because I only have two children and they don't have any health issues yet. I would probably use it though if they needed regular medication for something like asthma etc.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency? Yes it has, I have a quick, easy tool to help me give the right first aid.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? No.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent 5 stars- I think it's really good and I've deleted some of my old first aid apps because this is better.

hydra234 Mon 25-Nov-13 15:33:29

hat would be your one line summary of the app? - a fantastic idea that could save lives

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.- 5, without a doubt

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.- 5, a child could use it

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?- in all of those cases. I found myself just glancing through it here and there, little things that you think you know but don't are made clear.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there? - I felt it was all there as there is only so much you can be prepared!

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? i think its an excellent idea, would it be possible to add the childs nhs number maybe?

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?- without a doubt. I shared it on fb with local Mums pages and all the family.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?-none that i can think of.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent- 5 without fail

FishfingersAndCustardSnax Mon 25-Nov-13 18:58:09

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Good for learning and reviewing existing knowledge.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

To prepare and learn. Also to test understanding.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Looks like everything is covered

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

It is useful but all the info would be in the child's red book. People are more likely to have their phone to hand than their red book though.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

It's certainly given me a refresher on my knowledge and has increased my confidence this way.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Not that I can think of, looks pretty comprehensive.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

LemonJues Mon 25-Nov-13 20:12:51

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
First aid tips at your fingertips (literally!)

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I think mainly to prepare, test understanding and for reassurance. I'm not sure many parents would necessarily refer to it when facing an emergency but will have learnt from the app beforehand, so will know what to do when facing a first aid issue.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I doubt I would use this section, really. However, I used it for the sake of testing it out and one thing I would like to see added is more than 1 emergency contact details. I would have liked to be able to put down my husband and mother in laws contact details as my M-I-L looks after my little one quite a lot.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I would like a video clip of what the meningitis rash glass beaker test looks like. I don't think it is difficult to find a clip of what a meningitis/septicaemia rash looks like when a glass beaker is pressed over the spots and would be reassuring to the parents doing the test. As they say, a picture says a thousand words, so would a video clip!
Also, in the section about broken bones, I think it would be useful to know what to do ifthe bone breaks through the skin ie. there is bleeding as well as a broken bone.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5. I am quite impressed with the app. Good work, Red Cross!

Nigglenaggle Mon 25-Nov-13 20:24:13

Having just watched my toddler pour water on a connected plug socket, thankfully without electrocuting himself or setting the house on fire, I would like to see 'electrocution' added to the emergency list!

Dogonabeanbag Mon 25-Nov-13 20:45:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

theshooglypeg Mon 25-Nov-13 21:37:07

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Useful and straightforward information on preventing accidents and treating common problems.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I would be mostly likely to use it in an emergency or to check how to deal with a minor incident like a sting.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Can't think of anything.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I probably wouldn't initiate the use of this section, but I'd be happy to do so if, for example, my nursery asked me to fill it in and share it with them via email.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No, it's very comprehensive.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

muddledsheep Mon 25-Nov-13 21:42:21

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Potentially a lifesaver!

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
It wouldn't be my first call in an emergency naturally but I think I would have learnt from it, prepared for an emergency and understand a situation better from using the app.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
More contact details slots but you can only be so prepared!

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I can't think of anything else!

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5. I am very impressed with the app. Well done! thanks

Simple easy to use first aid for children and babies.
5 Really easy to use.
5 Very easy to use.
I would use it to learn for reference I like the tests, can't see myself using it in an emergency though.
the prepare section seems fine can't think of anything else to go in there.
I dont Know why I would need the child info kit but it could be a handy thing to have all the details to hand but I do keep the kids red books to hand. Perhaps add more ice contacts.
Yes I feel more confident about first aid than I did before.
think of anything else to go in those sections.
I give the app 5 stars well done very useful stuff!

GetInterdimensionallyKnitted Mon 25-Nov-13 23:03:28

My review is that the app is incompatible with my (very outdated) android Eclair sad I know, I know, you can't be expected to create an app that is compatible with 4 year old technology. Please could you send me a book in the post? I checked earlier and that is still compatible with my operating system smile

Faithless12 Tue 26-Nov-13 08:26:03

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Lots of life saving information on your phone

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
The app was very easy to use- 5

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

In the case of my DH, he's doing it so he already knows what to do so hopefully doesn't panic, so prepare in his case. For me I used it to refresh my knowledge.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I'm not sure I'd use the Prepare section. Although DH probably would, after the fact, but there is probably enough there.

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I'm not sure what the point of this section is, it doesn't link with anything i.e. medicine times. Also if you know your child has an allergy you normally know how to deal with it, so are unlikely to need the app for that.

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

It hasn't made me any more confident, but I think DH is slightly.

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Whooping Cough, my DS went around with undiagnosed WC because he wouldn't do that cough in front of the doctors and they ignored me. Having a video clip of Whooping Cough and being able to say this is what it sounds like might be able to help.
Information on Listlessness may help, as in when should you get them seen to.

Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4 starts

Hi,

So to answer the questions:
1) I would describe the app as a database for first aid paediatric care
2) I would give the app 4/5 for ease of use
3) I would give the app 3/5 for learning first aid, the information is all there but I'm not sure you can relate technique using description and pictorial representations.
4) I would use it to refresh my first aid knowledge (I am a first aider), and to check if I am unsure about how to do a certain thing.
5) I think that it's all covered
6) I've set my child's record up and think it could be useful
7) the app has reassured me that my prior knowledge was correct and I have enjoyed the testing section for this reason
8) again I think the app is well put together
9) I give the app 4/5, because I think that I may not remember to use it in an emergency, but it is an excellent resource for accurate advice and technique.

RenterNomad Tue 26-Nov-13 11:35:10

Both DH and I downloaded the app, and despite having made a number of attempts at it, neither of us has made much progress because of the means of delivery. A phone is with me most of the time, but, with DD sleeping badly at the moment, all I really want to do on the phone is read, not learn (and MNHQ can attest that my IP address has been "seen" on MN instead of my studying!).

I think this content would be far better split into two apps, an emergency app and a learning tool. This dual purpose app is a bit too "full" and I would be afraid of its being unwieldy in an emergency.

For delivery of emergency help, an app in a phone - which is with one for most of the day - is an excellent means of delivery, and I can't think of a better organisation to provide it.

On the question of learning by phone, I think this has underlined to me how I need an actual course. I will definitely keep the app on my phone, and make more attempts to learn as I go, but for now, I am aware of the app as, appropriately for first aid, a crutch!

Perhaps it could make sense to charge a certain amount for the learning app, which "buys" a bigger discount on a Red Cross Course. This sends a signal that it is a tool which requires time investment, but is also an investment which can repay itself financially, as well as in safety?

Sorry this is so negative. Positives I really would like to mention, though, are:
- use of video: use of this medium is a brilliant supplement to the text and diagrams of a traditional manual (although text and diagrams are also essential, since they provide static and simplified information): the more channels of understanding used, no doubt, the better the learning.
- the "improvised first aid" section is brilliant, especially the first-aid ways to use everyday objects (e.g. clean plastic bag to cover a wound).

A technical problem I had was that the app crashed when I turned the phone to landscape: perhaps you could programme it not to rotate ? I am using the Android version, on a Samsung Galaxy SII.

carli83 Tue 26-Nov-13 11:36:03

What would be your one line summary of the app?

Very useful app that is easy to use.

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5 it is very easy

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5 it is very easy to use.

How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I think the app will be good to learn first aid and to be prepared for different situations. I think it could be good reassurance for parents.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

The prepare section is good and full of information.

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I think the child record section is good that you can add all the details in one place however feel that the medication section could set out easier by allowing you to input different times for taking them and setting the alarm for them.

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes, I did have previous first aid knowledge but feel that it will be helpful for people without.

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

All areas covered

Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 26-Nov-13 14:54:14

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Clear, easy to follow first aid help in an emergency

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

In an emergency and for reassurance

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Good to browse in idle moments.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I don't think I would use the child record section. Maybe if DD was on regular medication I would.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Echo the above poster who suggested electrocution. Also maybe some information about what to do when someone diabetic needs help

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

HoneyDragon Tue 26-Nov-13 15:03:34

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Very family friendly

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
3 was a bit frustrated with some of the film imagery and got a little detracted in parts

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4 my mum found it harder though.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I think it would be brilliant as a resource after a first aid course, or perhaps the app details could be handed in out in literature for new parents.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I thought that was very good.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I probably wouldn't add my child's details

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
A little, the tests are very good

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No
~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4 it is very good, especially FOC. The St Johns a Ambulance equivalent is very expensive.

lottietiger Tue 26-Nov-13 19:12:33

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Fantastic Firsta Aid App for Parents

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
Me and my partner spent some time testing each others knowledge which was really useful, a great tool to see what you know and what you think you know. As an emergency i would call 999 but anything less i would use it especailly as sometimes you just need reassurance that you are doing the right thing.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I could think of anything else.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? I can see the use for it but phones are esaily stolen these days and i never add my sons details to anything not even facebook, so i probably wont use it.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency? Yes, as i know it's there for back up. I did a first aid course but it was a while ago and somethings need refreshing, the app does that.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? No, but a note on the hospital. When i out im my postcode it doesnt bring up either of the two major hospitals nearby and they are the only two with A & E. A bit worrying as one is only 5 miles away.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
For First aid content and ease of use etc its excellent but a little let down by the hospital search so 4.5

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Really easy to use and understand.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

To learn the basics and refresh memory when needed.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Lots of useful information but would be used to brish up memory more than to be used in an emergency.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I could see it being handy if im out and about and need to access it.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confidentabouthelpingachildinafirstaidemergency?

I feel more confident with 'minor' injuries I.e burns but not sure Id be able to help a broken arm or unconsciousness on my own.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

No I thought it was very good.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4

BooMeowson Wed 27-Nov-13 09:16:41

What would be your one line summary of the app?

Useful

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?

5

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

How do you think you and other parents would use it

If I was having an emergency I don't think it'd be much good - but I thought it was a good learning tool for the generals of baby first aid

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

To be honest it is such a large App, I kind of feel like they should make the data accessible via a link rather than always on the phone. It was so big I will have to delete the app from my husband's phone - I couldn't even download it on mine so it isn't something I will carry on using

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

I feel like it would be better off to have the serious first aid topics covered - but to have a little stored information for reference on the minor first aid - what to do if you get something in your eye? How to deal with a cut or scrape? When it is a sprain or a broken bone or a dislocation?

IF you want to have a large reference app - you're not going to reference the serious issues for example CPR - you will phone 999 instead so those do not need to be stored on the phone

Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

3 or 4.

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Handy guide for those who wish to learn more about children's health/first aid and how to react to common childhood ailments and medical emergencies.

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I think that the app is most useful as a learning tool, to refresh knowledge and ensure that you are prepared in an emergency. While the app is easy to use, I don't think that there would be sufficient time in a true medical emergency to access the required information or that it would be at the forefront of my mind at that time. Less serious ailments such as croup could be looked up at the time.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I really enjoyed the prepare section and found the information easy to absorb.

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I didn't feel that the child record was very helpful. It's not located in an intuitive place and would be difficult to find. It is not something that I would use.

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes definitely, I found the emergency section very helpful and feel that I have learned a lot.

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No

Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4

FrootLoops Wed 27-Nov-13 13:13:07

I did not receive a link to this. I will add my feedback later today.

RenterNomad Wed 27-Nov-13 14:08:35

Having thought over my feedback above, I do want to acknowledge that it may be a case of "a bad workman blames his tools," so feel free to take it in that light! However, I do think that leaves my point, about splitting the content into "learning" and "emergency" apps, still valid. smile

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Nov-13 15:47:33

EstoyAqui

I had a specific question regarding a piece of advice on the app regarding visiting hospital for all burns. I was told at a first aid course last year that this was only necessary if the burn was bigger than the palm of a childs hand. Can anyone shed any light?

Hi - the British Red Cross asked me to pass on the following to you re this query:
British Red Cross recommend that people always seek medical advice if a baby or child has been burned. Burns can be very dangerous depending on the age of the child and the size, depth and location of the injury. Even small burns can be potentially life-threatening. Call NHS Direct if you are unsure (and 999 in an emergency). The advice given to 'seek medical advice if the burn is larger than the casualty's hand' applies to people over the age of 12

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Wed 27-Nov-13 20:29:49

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Easy to use first aid tool.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To prepare and learn. Possibly in an emergency, but in the kind of situation where you're with someone else and one of you checks the app for reassurance.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I found it very useful and easy to use.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I wouldn't use it. I might see a use for it for a child minder with several charges, if that didn't contravene data protection.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
It seems very comprehensive. I think that too many topics would be intimidating.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 stars.

EstoyAqui Thu 28-Nov-13 09:56:53

Thanks Ann

Fredsterboo Thu 28-Nov-13 13:59:49

Summary of app; A must have app for quick and vital first aid guidance

Ease of use; 5 The set up allows you to find what you need quickly and easily

Content to learn first aid; 4 Being a novice first aider I (and 2 of my friends) found the content easy to understand and methodical. A friends who has previously done first aid courses said that she found it excellent as a refresher

How would myself and others use it?; I found the learning section really useful to give me some basic first aid knowledge of what to do in situations that may arise having children and will continue to use it to learn and refresh. The ability to get the app to find medical establishments close by is handy and it will be useful as a tool for reassurance and guidance in non-emergency situations

Prepare content; I found this section quite useful to reassure myself that I do the right thing most of the time but I'm not sure I would use it overly much - now I've flicked through it I probably won't use it again

Child record section - A great idea if this could become widely recognised within in the app by medics. Problems are often encountered at the scenes of accidents etc when children are involved and aren't able to communicate their name etc. most of us have our phones with us permanently and if someone was able to pull the information off the app it would brilliant - maybe one for the future I think!

Confidence after downloading the app; The app has definitely helped me to feel more confident in basic first aid though I would still be cautious of more complicated first aid or in an emergency without actual training from a course

Star rating; 5

Spirael Thu 28-Nov-13 20:07:30

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
A useful introduction and reference of emergency aid for babies and children.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4. I had no problems using the app, but I usually have my tablet connected to a keyboard and consequentially was running the app in landscape mode. I was glad to see this was supported, but it meant that the pictures and videos were stretched to fit horizontally and therefore too long vertically to fit on the screen, meaning I could not see the whole thing at once.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
I can't really answer this as I knew most of the stuff already. I've done quite a few first aid courses in order to train for work.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I see the app being used more for learning and training with the occasional reference. For use in an emergency situation, I actually found the St. John's Ambulance app a bit clearer - sorry!

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I see that the Travel section has a link to Netmums, but not Mumsnet... wink It's a nice reference section. One thing that might be nice to see is some ideas about how to train children of appropriate age how to administer first aid or get help in the event that something happens to the adult looking after them.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I wouldn't use this. I'd be concerned about storing data about my child in an app, I wouldn't necessarily have my app on me in any situations and any key information I'd have memorised anyway. From a technical point of view, the app also forced to portrait mode when entering this section - just when typing on the keyboard would have been useful!

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Not really, but I was pretty confident anyway!

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I didn't see Shock covered anywhere, it might be good to cover what to expect when someone goes into Shock and how to deal with it.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4. It's nice, but not perfect. A few niggles it would be nice to see ironed out.

Also, Leeds General Infirmary doesn't seem to exist! Considering it is the hub of child emergency care for a wide area, it should probably be there.

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Good all round app for child first aid, and a useful back-up.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5, but I already use the original Red Cross first aid app and the layout of this one is basically the same.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

I'm a paediatric first aider, so there wasn't anything new, but I found it a useful refresher with lots of information that was well presented in bite size chunks.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I would definitely use it in an emergency as it's a good back up to check my first aid responses. Also I like the 999 call being integrated into the app.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I couldn't find anything about diabetes in there, and I think it should be covered.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I entered some info (not necessarily all accurate) but then couldn't find out how to review/edit it, only how to add an additional child record.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Probably, I like being able to check the current first aid info as I know it can and does change.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Diabetes as mentioned above.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4.

seed3182 Sat 30-Nov-13 19:49:20

~ A one stop First Aid App!
~ 5
~ 5
~ I would say to learn and prepare but mainly to reassure that we have done the right thing in an emergency.
~
~ As a parent i would not use this, i have the red books and who is going to be able to get into my iPad to access this info other than me?
~ yes
~ i think these are great but i think more pictures could be added, I think a lot of people like to see visuals to compare injuries too or when supporting broken bones, a pic of how it should look would be invaluable to reassure people they are doing it right.
~ 5, a very well done in-depth app and if the Red Cross don't know it, nobody does!

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
An essential app for anyone that has a baby or child.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 very easy to use.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 very easy to find what I needed to find.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I will certainly use it to learn things and also in other situations as well. I hope to learn it all before an emergency crops up, I don't think I will have time to access the app at that time.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I think all looked good in that section.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I certainly wouldn't use it as I don't want my childs details on my phone.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Certainly has.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I don't think there is anything missing but I am sure it could be added to.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
Four.

KateOxford Tue 03-Dec-13 03:44:14

I've already reviewed this but then came to use it and thought something on a common cold / earache would be useful.

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
A must have app

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 very easy.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
3- I knew some of the information already so not sure how easy it would be to learn if you didn't have any understanding of first aid.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
As reassurance and to test knowledge.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No I think everything has been covered.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Probably wouldn't use tbh.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes- I loved the test your knowledge section so I can recap any areas I am not sure of.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
None I can think of.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5- great app thank you.

ekt55 Tue 03-Dec-13 11:52:31

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
A useful tool to both help you learn first aid and provide information if your child is ill

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To learn and to check that what you think you know is correct

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Useful to have all info that is available elsewhere brought to one place

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Didn't seem to be very useful

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
not that I can think of

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

Geniene Tue 03-Dec-13 12:00:44

One line summary - very easy to use, informative and extremely useful.
very easy -5
very easy - 5
It's very reassuring to have this to go through to learn, then to actually have it for back up
I thought the 'prepare' content was very good.
The child record section is helpful and it's god to have the info in one place
Yes it has made me more confident and made me really want to do a course to learn and practise more!
I can't think of anything to add
Overall rating - 5.
Great idea to have this info on such an easy to use app.

TheTempest Tue 03-Dec-13 12:07:57

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Brilliant app for knowledge and peace of mind.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4
~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy. 5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

All of the above!

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I'd like to see a section about common rashes, heat rash, chicken pox, hand foot and mouth etc and the buggy- meningitis. It can be difficult to distinguish when you are panicking!

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Yes definitely- it could be really helpful to know medical history in an emergency.
~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes
~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Only rashes as I said above.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

6 for sure!

blueblackdye Tue 03-Dec-13 12:44:58

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Instant answer in emergency

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 very user friendly

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 very easy to follow with pics and graphics

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
to learn and give reassurance

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
it is very thorough

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Yes I would certainly use it. With 2, it is easy to forget what happened to one or the other

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Absolutely

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
can't think of anything, looks like the app covers all my need

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 excellent

wokeupwithasmile Tue 03-Dec-13 13:11:39

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
What to do when it counts

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5
~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4
~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
all of the above

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
no

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I found it very thourough

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I cannot think of any

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

zimbamummy Tue 03-Dec-13 13:43:27

1.Essential first aid advice for parents
2.5 very easy
3.4
4.Definitely in an emergency situation and also to prepare and learn. It would be a good tool for reassurance too.
5.I don’t think so as it seems all areas have been covered although I wondered about a section on pets (e.g. dog bites as too many children seem to be attacked or bitten by dogs)
6.I’m not entirely sure if anyone would be able to access this information in an emergency. Perhaps it could be used to note down medical notes too like when your child had chicken pox or when jabs were due (could tie in with your calendar?) to serve as a reminder.
7.Yes definitely – I want to ensure I test myself regularly to continue to feel fairly confident.
8.Even though self-diagnosis is sometimes problematic, I thought looking for symptoms might be useful. So for example, if your child has a rash you could type that in as I might not go straight to ‘meningitis’.
9.5 – an excellent and indispensable app

Faunanflora Tue 03-Dec-13 13:51:00

What would be your one line summary of the app?

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5, very easy, you open it and immediately see a list of choices of illness with an emergency tab at the bottom and ways to prepare yourself also along the bottom.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5 - the learn tab is highlighted in red and is hard to miss

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

All of these. Knowing that you will be prepared if something does happen takes a lot out of the fear out of the situation when something actually happens. But you don't need to remember everything as the app travels with you.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

The prepare section is huge - in fact I would never go anywhere if I took heed of every eventuality.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? I don't think it is currently useful as if I was injured and could not speak about any of this, I doubt that people would look on my phone to see if I had the app to get it from.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes. I have already taken child first aid courses but always worry that the stress of an actual incident would make me forget everything.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? Bites and stings are covered in "prepare" but not in the "learn" section. As the learn list is the first thing visible, I would rather see a link to it there.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent 5

Siri1 Tue 03-Dec-13 15:41:42

Summary: first aid primer for parents & child carers
Ease of use: 5
Finding content:5
How will it be used: to learn/ reassurance
Think in an emergency I'd just dial 999
Prepare content: more images of typical rashes, equipment like an epipen as I've never seen / used one
Child record: I just can't see me using that at all as I already keep a record elsewhere but this could be a good alternative.
Confidence: it has improved my confidence as its refreshed my memory of first aid training in my dim & distant past.
Other topics: nothing has come up in discussion with friends in addition to those topics covered, very comprehensive
Overall: 5, excellent tool

redgate Tue 03-Dec-13 16:23:59

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Doesn't replace having training, but very useful and great to have at hand

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4 - I don't like just icons for the sections though, a title as well would be useful - especially if using it in a rush.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4 - is explained quite clearly, great way to go over your existing knowledge and improve your confidence. Fortunately not had to use it in an emergency, but would do if needed

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

Definately look at it from time to time to check I haven't forgotten anything and to improve my confidence. Might use it if there is an emergency and 2 adults around as could send OH to get the iPad and check what I was doing was right

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

No it looks fine

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Not used this yet

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes, as I know it is there and I can refer to it if needed in an emergency and also good to have something to look at from time to time, which I know is up to date (as opposed to the book they gave me on a course)

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Not sure

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

3

Scelestus Tue 03-Dec-13 16:31:11

One line summary: useful app to have

Ease of use? 5 I found this a very easy app to use; well done! An emergency app needs to be!

Ease of learning first aid? I can't fairly answer this as I've recently (last 6 months) been on a baby & child first aid course via my local children's centre. This is a lovely 'course in my pocket' & seemed straightforward & well laid out.

How would I use it? So far, I've been dipping in & out in spare moments to refresh my knowledge & check what I think I know! I'd use it as a confidence boost in a first aid situation too I think.

Prepare section: not sure. It's quite big & I've not gone through all of it yet. I'd like to see more pictures though. Agree with earlier poster that it would be helpful to have pictures kit eg epipen, inhalers. Not everyone would know what to look for if a child couldn't point it out.

Child record section: personally I won't use this. Perhaps I am overly concerned about that level of detail being on my phone if it's stolen, but there you go. That's my opinion & I am lucky enough to have kids with straightforward health apart from one with asthma, but I can see others finding it very useful, & if my kids had more complicated health I think I would use some of it.

Would I feel more confident in an emergency? Don't know tbh. Sorry. I would value having a 'buddy' on my phone if I had time to use it; then I would feel more confident I was doing the right thing.

Any other topics? Initially I thought of quite a few, but then stopped myself. This is a FIRST AID app, not a family health app. I would like pictures of rashes though, particularly in a positive/negative glass test way. My kids have had allergic rashes, rashes with a cold; (I know! Apparently it was a trait of the cold/sore throat virus they had); Fifth Disease; (one I only knew about because I'd seen a poster at school); chicken pox. I have glass tested all of those apart from chicken pox due to other symptoms & would have like a quick confidence boost. I realise that pictures take up space, but a link to a picture glossary maybe?

Another thing that might be useful is guidelines on when to treat as 'baby', 'child', 'adult'. This was covered on the course I went on & made me feel more confident in how to treat my kids in a first aid situation. Apologies if this IS covered & I've missed it.

Overall I'd give this a 5. Lovely app. Thank you.

poopoopoo Tue 03-Dec-13 17:41:47

What would be your one line summary of the app?
An easy to use information source of first aid information for children

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?
5 stars - very easy

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid?
5 stars- It is very easy to use and well laid out.

How do you think you and other parents would use it?
To learn about first aid so you can help in the event of an emergency.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you would like to see in there?

How to reduce risk, risk assessment, infection prevention

What about the child record section?
I probably would not use this.

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes. I would be more confident I was doing the right thing (does it update automatically??

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

I worked in minor injuries and I think I would add:
Eye injuries and the best course of action.
Swallowed objects
Objects/ insects in ear/ nose

Overall what star rating would you give the app?
5 stars. It is a great idea as most people carry their phone everywhere.

HaveTeaWillSurvive Tue 03-Dec-13 19:34:30

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Easy to use reference guide for all.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
Very handy to browse through and we'll thought out, see it more as a prepare / learn tool but having the emergency button front and centre and quick straight forward clear advice / videos may make it useful in emergency.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Pretty handy, didn't note anything obvious missing.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Not sure how handy it is, it's all information I would know and no one else would be able to access it. Maybe having list of common childhood illnesses or vaccinations would be handy so you could note date they had it. However I'm more likely to make a note in their medical book.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes - handy and straight forward refresher

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
I'm sure there are more but can't think of any at the moment. Oh what to of it'd they swallow a coin - had a close call earlier blush

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 - won't make you an expert but very handy

CuppaSarah Tue 03-Dec-13 20:41:03

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Excellent first aid information, in an easy to use app
.
~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
I really struggle with smart phones and apps, but once my DP helped me download it, I had no more problems. It was so simple to use and everything was laid out really well. I think I could use it whilst panicking.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5-though I have previously done first aid courses so it was mostly refreshing what I already knew.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I know I have gone through all the scenarios learning what to do just incase. I imagine most parents will just use as a 'just incase' thing. It makes me feel secure, knowing if I end up in an emergency situation and freeze I have everything I need to know there. It's great reassurance

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I think the 'prepare' contents very good. I think it covers a lot. it certainly had helped me feel prepared.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
This is a brilliant idea. God forbid my DD was in accident, but if she were I'd be a mess. Having that information right there so I can just show it to whoever needs to see it is brilliant. Makes me feel a lot better knowing right there all the information paramedics and doctors would need is sorted.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
100% it's really made me feel prepared and a lot more confident. Knowing I have a quick easy to sue resource right at my fingertips makes me feel much happier.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
It has all the things I would worry about covered.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 Stars completely. It's something I would recommend not just to all parents, but everyone with a smartphone. It is such an easy to use and valuable resource with the potential to save lives. It's laid out in a very simple manner making it very user friendly. It's kept very simple and factual. I'm really pleased to have this app on my phone.

WannaSplitAPineapple Tue 03-Dec-13 20:41:19

~ What would be your one line summary of the app? The perfect guide for parents, easy to access and easy to use.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
Good to read through to get a basic knowledge but also great in times of need. I would usually google if unsure when something happens to DS now I have a more reliable source on my home screen.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I am quite happy with this section but I do a lot of care plans so have a knowledge of a lot of this stuff.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I hope this is never needed but if it is it could be vital especially for a child with allergies etc. Emergency services should be told to check for this in the event of an accident.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes, I have a trust worthy source to guide me.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Not that I can think of at this time.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 stars. I think it is something that you will only realise how useful it it is when you actually need it.

Starbug75 Tue 03-Dec-13 21:29:06

What would be your one line summary of the app? Essential first aid info for babies and children

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

It's perfectly suited for dipping in and out of the content, but I think essentially I and family would use it to learn stuff specifically about children. I think I would be unlikely to use the app in a true emergency like not breathing, as would just phone 999. But it's like doing a first aid course from home but having the back up of the app to help you if necessary.

I also really liked the test yourself section.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

The coverage is fairly extensive and covers all the main children related issues. Perhaps something about rashes - a picture gallery or something, as it would be reassuring to know what is a worrying rash and what isn't.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I liked being able to personalise it. Not sure how much I would use it as my children don't have allergies. It may be good to add vaccination info so it's stored electronically rather than just in their red books.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes definitely

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

No

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5
I was picked to review this ap by MNHQ, I received the product free of charge. These are my own honest opinions.

maxmissie Tue 03-Dec-13 21:32:07

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Easy to use, simple guide for first aid for everybody.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

To learn what to do, to check the procedures to follow, in an emergency or in non emergencies.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Mostly it is stuff I do/would do anyway but there are some things I hadn't thought about, e.g. what to do in a fire, and useful to have that info easily to hand as well in case needed in such a scenario. Also useful for people that perhaps hadn't thought about these scenarios.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Presumably to put info in about your children so it's close to hand should it be needed when you are away from home.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes definitely. I've tried to remember what to do in the scenarios that would need the most immediate action, e.g. burns, drowning, unconscious, but can't always keep it in my head and it's reassuring to have information close to hand.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

None come to mind.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5 stars

notso Tue 03-Dec-13 22:14:11

~*What would be your one line of summary of the app?*
Essential information, instantly available.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it- to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I think it is great to flick through to improve or refresh your knowledge, but equally I think it could be a go to information source in an emergency.

~*Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content- anything else you'd like to see in there?*
I thought it was very comprehensive. I thought the checklists were helpful.

~*What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you'd like to see there?
I have a son with a nut/peanut allergy and asthma, so know the importance of having this recorded. I wasn't sure who it was for though, I don't think the Emergency services would look for it. I have the app on my IPad which tends to stay at home. I don't have a smartphone.

~*Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?*
Without a doubt yes. I wish I had the facility to carry it around with me.

~*Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Not really no.

~*Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 = poor and 5 stars = excellent*
5

BustyDeLaGhetto Tue 03-Dec-13 22:28:40

What would be your one line summary of the app?

Accessible, essential information.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I used it as a preparation device, and to gain a broader understanding of the First Aid techniques

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I found the checklists very useful

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I don't think this is something I would use but I can see how it would be useful

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Absolutely, yes.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Maybe something about animal bites/injuries

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

Marzipanface Wed 04-Dec-13 08:58:43

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Very very useful.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

Learning, and emergency.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

No.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I'm not sure I understand the point of this section

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4

Graphics and demos of chest compressions were not great as dummy was clothed and advice on croup is now incorrect. Steam no longer recommended as warmth increases inflammation

MinnieBar Wed 04-Dec-13 10:10:28

What would be your one line summary of the app?

Clear, simple first aid advice for babies and children from the Red Cross

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4. Not sure I like the 'emergency' bit always popping up first.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5, although I haven't read them all and I'm not sure how I'd stand up to being tested in a few months!

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

All of the above. In an actual emergency I think I would do something first and then, if appropriate, double check that I was doing it right second - you wouldn't always have time to check the app first.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

No, it seems comprehensive.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Probably wouldn't use it - if I'm not conscious to tell someone that information, they wouldn't be able to get into my phone anyway.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Both - falls generally. I know it's a 'baby and child' first aid app but I was out recently where a man had fallen down the stairs and staff at the restaurant were being very slow to help. I did whip out my app but couldn't see anything that would cover that scenario - including for a child.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4

Thanks for letting me test this!

FrootLoops Wed 04-Dec-13 12:00:05

What would be your one line summary of the app?

Reassuring and easy to use.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5. I found it very easy to use.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4. It was well presented.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I think it is useful for both learning and feeling prepared and also as a reference.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I liked the section and think it covered everything. I can't think of anything else to add at the moment.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I don't think I would use this. I don't need to keep a record of my children's details although it could be useful for childminders or similar.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes. I am quite an anxious person and being prepared helps my confidence in most situations. I feel confident now that I have the correct advice available to deal with emergency situations.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

No. I think that what is covered is fine.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5.

maillotjaune Wed 04-Dec-13 14:37:46

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Essential first aid app

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I think that in an emergency unless you have the app to hand and aren't panicking it would be less useful, but having read through those sections it would help to prepare you for such an event.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Not that I can think of

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I don't think I'd use it so not really relevant to me

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
I'm quite rusty on this stuff so yes, it has been a useful reminder

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Not that I can think of

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

maillotjaune Wed 04-Dec-13 14:39:55

Sorry:
I was selected by mumsnet to review this app and received no payment. The views shown in this review are my own opinions.

McMerryBum Wed 04-Dec-13 20:12:14

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

An app to give reassurance and potentially save lives

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

To prepare and learn and very much for reassurance. It would not be my first port of call in a true emergency but would be if I was worried and wanted to double check myself.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Quite a substantial amount of information, nothing that I can think of to add.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Good idea, would possibly benefit from addition of vaccinations/ dates and maybe room for NHS number (for form filling etc).

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes, I have enjoyed working my way through the app and learning more. I am a fairly practical person so if I have the theory I feel confident having a go if needed. This app makes things easy to remember.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

The only thing I would add is an 'electric shock' piece.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5 stars. great app!

nushcar Thu 05-Dec-13 08:24:13

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Useful to have on phone as quick guide

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5 - pleasingly easy

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5 - having been on a course myself some time back, I realise that there is no substitute for attending a course yourself, but it is good to have refresher notes to hand

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

emergency/reassurance

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Could not think of anything

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I would not keep records on my phone

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes, good to know there

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Rashes - when to be concerned - not just meningitis, other childhood illnesses

Other severe allergic reactions in infants i.e. lactose intolerance causing blood in stools is often not widely known

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Important potentially lifesaving tool

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5 very easy

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4 easy really well explained and laid out with helpful photos

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I'm not sure that I would have the presence of mind to use it in a true emergency situation but really interesting reading, reminds me what to do in the event of a choking child etc

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Perhaps dealing with animal attacks eg cat scratch, dog bites etc

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Yes I would use this as a back up to the red book

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes and as flip through the app, my attention was constantly alerted to a new fact or tip. I really really like this app and would recommend to other parents. Helps me feel more reassured.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

As mentioned above - dog bites, cat scratches etc

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

sassolino Thu 05-Dec-13 10:48:11

~ What would be your one line summary of the app? efficient

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
my score - 4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy
my score - 4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
More of a reassurance and testing the knowledge. I doubt it that in case of emergency, when your child is having an asthma attack or is choking, that you will start using the app.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I would like to see the information on the possible side effects from vaccinations and what to do in case of the vaccine injury.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
No, I would not use it personally, but it might be helpful to some parents

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes, I went through the tests to remind myself if I have forgotten anything

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Yes, as mentioned above, side effects from vaccinations and vaccine injury information

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
between 3 and 4. For example, when my younger son had a bad bout of stomach bug, I had more questions that there are in the Vomiting section of Learn.
Overall, it is a very basic app. Good for absolute beginners, but not a comprehensive guide once you know the basics.

Babycarmen Thu 05-Dec-13 13:54:55

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Easy to use, informative

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To prepare so you know what to do and for reassurance

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
It looks good!

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Probably not necessary

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
A lot more confident

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Not that I can think of

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

Devora Thu 05-Dec-13 23:39:22

What would be your one line summary of the app? Really useful, clear coverage of essential first aid information.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy. 5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy. 4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc? I will occasionally go over the whole thing, to refresh my basic knowledge. Then refer to it as necessary.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there? Nothing I can think of.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? I think it's a good idea, I like having it there, not sure whether I will get round to using it!

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency? Yes, absolutely.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? Nothing I can think of.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent 5

I find it very reassuring to have this. Many thanks for including me.

VikingLady Fri 06-Dec-13 18:55:26

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Useful and quick to use

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To learn and in non-emergency situations

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I would not use this, but I know a lot of people would like to record everything!

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

DaffyDuck88 Fri 06-Dec-13 23:14:18

~ Simple, sound advice for when you need it most
~ 5
~ 4
~ The Test function is great, and it is a very reassuring tool to check if you're on the right track even before you get to an emergency.
~
~ Keeping records is a good idea but I'm not sure how religiously it would be updated. You have a lot to do as a Mum
~ Yes! It's really easy to use and the sections are clear and concise.
~ Not that I can think of
~ 5 stars = excellent

goldenretriever Sat 07-Dec-13 17:33:04

What would be your one line summary of the app? No nonsense life saving app

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

3

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To keep up to date and also reassurance in an emergency situation.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Can't think of anything else not already covered.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I probably wouldn't use this but it's a good idea.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Already a first aider, but yes.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Can't think of any.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

janeyh31 Sun 08-Dec-13 16:34:05

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Great app with easy to use information for first aid

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
I would give a 5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 very easy to you

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I will use it to prepare as reassurance & in emergency

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No I think there was enough information

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Yes I would use this

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes definitely nice to know it's there

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No I think it covers most things

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
Definitely a 5 :0)

Lorajay Sun 08-Dec-13 16:50:36

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Essential first aid advice at the touch of a button

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4, it's always more reassuring to learn from a person.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

My friends and I would use it to prepare, refresh and in an emergency. It's a handy little app to flick up when you have a spare few minutes.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I thought it was adequate

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I liked this section. Might be nice to record vaccinations and possibly keep a not of high temps/recent illnesses.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Definitely has made me more confident and even knowing that all that information is close at hand is a relief. You never know if and when you might need it as you sometimes question yourself when a situation arises.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

None that I can think of. Possibly a pharmacy finder as they can provide medicines, inhalers and anaphylactic treatment and may be closer and more accessible than a hospital.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

sealight123 Sun 08-Dec-13 17:07:59

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Helps you prepare for the worst.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?
4-It was pretty easy to use and navigate through the app.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid?
4- I appreciated that it showed tutorials/videos and step by step instructions. I would say that it was fairly easy to learn from this app but you never know until a disaster strikes which, touch wood, does not happen

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
It would definitely be used for learning purposes, to prevent things from bad to worse in an emergency. I do not believe it should be used at all within an emergency as, when disaster strikes you need to already know the steps to take or panic will take over.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I thought this section was spot on, even if at points a bit obvious with its information (common sense)

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Although it is a great idea, I wouldn't use it myself, purely as I know all the information by heart that is stored in their. If it was for someone elses phone- perhaps a auntie/uncle, nana's etc it would probably be a lot more useful

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
I feel a lot more confident, and knowing that the information is there for reassurance, on the go is a great help.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Once again, I think the main ones are there smile

* Overall what star rating would you give the app?* Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4.5 stars smile It was excellent but there is always room for improvement and streamlining

I was picked by MNHQ to review this product/service, which I received for free. This review is in my own words and reflects my true opinion.

PetiteRaleuse Tue 10-Dec-13 18:24:20

1. Excellent resource for emergency first aid.
2. 5
3. 5
4. Reassurance, easy to find knowledge
5. No comment
6. I wouldn't use the child record section
7. Yes, great revision of the basics, easy to use, v clear.
8. Can't think of anything I would change
9. 5 - Excellent

goingforfour Tue 10-Dec-13 18:28:27

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Really useful, easy to use and informative.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I think it is reassuring to know that you have access to the information you might need in a quick easy format.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I think I would be less likely to read this although the information is excellent when you actually do look at it.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I think some people would find this useful, not sure that I will use it though.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

It is good to have the information there.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Not that I can think of.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5.

Tinwe Tue 10-Dec-13 18:46:59

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Useful info about the emergency situations arising from major illnesses/injuries which may affect your child and how best to deal with them.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?
5 - no problems

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid?
5 - I found it very easy, especially with visual demonstrations to support the text. I have learned adult first aid before though, so I already understood many of the principles. It may have been more difficult if I was new to first aid.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I have used it to refresh my knowledge and learn specific techniques related to paediatric first aid. It is easy to navigate in small sections so I could read bits when I had a minute or 2 to spare and had my phone with me. I do think I would refer to it in an emergency situation if time allowed, for reassurance that I had followed all recommendations.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
It was interesting but a little harder to navigate for information and the title didn't really suggest all the content that was in there. For example, the "improvised first aid" section about alternative uses for everyday items might have been better spread across the relevant topics in the emergency section than in a list all together - it is unlikely I'd prepare a pile of items ready to improvise with when I could just prepare a first aid kit but it would be useful to be reminded of these ideas in an emergency. Also, it contained some information about treatment which might have been better in the emergency section, e.g. What to do in a crisis such as drowning.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Although it is a great idea, I wouldn't need it for my children but other relatives looking after my children might or if I was looking after someone else's child.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes, I feel much more confident in paediatric first aid.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No thanks. Covers all the key concerns

* Overall what star rating would you give the app?* Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 stars

daniellewilson1987 Tue 10-Dec-13 19:20:36

1. Amazing so much I didn't no

2.5

3.5

4. Just for peace of mind, having the knowledge would be alot nicer then just panicking when a situation came up. Love the fact that you can test yourself.

5. Everything seems to be covered

6. Didn't see this section need to have a proper look.

7. Not yet I wouldn't no unless I came across a first aid situation.

8. Nothing that I can see it all looks very thorough.

9. 5 stars an amazing app

Mouseface Tue 10-Dec-13 20:17:16

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?*

A real, easy to follow, life saver

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I've had to learn infant and toddler CPR due to my DS but I think any parent would be keen to learn, revise and continue to keep up to date with a life saving ability/skill/knowledge like this

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

Nothing that I can think of - keep it simple and keep it basic

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

My son is registered all over the place with his conditions and disabilities so I would be happy to use this app, I can understand that others would not

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

It's refreshed my memory and training

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Choking is a HUGE infant/toddler/child worry, I've had to remove a fridge magnet from my son's throat at the age of 2yrs, I knew what to do, this should be a basic part of the app

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4 stars, always room for improvement! smile

Lovescourgettes Tue 10-Dec-13 20:22:38

The app was really easy to use so I would give it 5 stars for that and also a 5 for the first aid content . I think it is reassuring to have in an emergency I have never bothered to learn even the most basic first aid and go completely to pieces at the first sight of blood or bodily secretions so this is helpful . I am rapidly running out of space on my phone but I won't delete this app . The prepare section was a the most interesting but only because it was so disturbing it conjured up an nightmarish scenario of some kind of awful natural/nuclear disaster where I need a 'grab bag' containing a pen knife and survival snacks. I don't want to prepare a grab bag (remember your pets unless collecting them slows you down or exposes you to further danger) so I probably won't survive the apocalypse. Other guides in this section were just patronising .I couldn't even find the child record section but I can probably manage to remember the children's medical histories without having it referenced elsewhere . Yes I would feel more confident about administering basic first aid although I hope I never have to and overall 5 .

CuriosityCola Tue 10-Dec-13 20:33:59

I found the app intuitive and useful.
5
4
Main use - reassurance
Child record is useful, but not convinced I would be organised enough to use ��
Pleased I downloaded the app. Being prepared for my kids is something in very aware of.
Overall I would give a 5* rating. Would happily recommend to friends and family.

BlahBlahYackedySmackedy Tue 10-Dec-13 20:39:25

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

Very easy to use and essential for parents

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?

5. Very easy to navigate around and find what I wanted quickly

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid?

5. It is written in a clear and concise manner with procedure and advice easy to understand.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

I would use this as preparation in case something ever did happen. Touch wood it doesn't but its good to feel reassurance that I could do something. If the situation was an emergency, I feel I could be doing something to help my child whilst I await for an ambulance/professional medical help to arrive, which could save a life.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I can't think of anything I would like to include in this section

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

I don't think I would use this. I cannot see why it would be there as I would be aware of any medications/allergies and would not to record it on my phone.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes, and it is useful to read through every now and then just to refresh. It is all easily accessible in one place rather than googling and trawling the internet for info.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

No I cannot think of anything

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

5

WitchOfEndor Tue 10-Dec-13 21:50:48

~ What would be your one line summary of the app? Essential first aid guide at your fingertips

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 stars

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 stars

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
As reassurance and in emergency

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there? No, can't think of anything

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I would only fill this out if DS had existing issues

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes, although I would still panic a bit!

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 stars

AShowerOfBastards Tue 10-Dec-13 22:01:17

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Really informative, well thought out and easy to use app

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
Personally I will use it to learn and to reassure myself that I could handle an emergency situation. I expect most other users will do the same, I hope I am never in an emergency situation but I think if I was I probably wouldn't be relying on a phone app, although I thought the 'emercency' shortcut was a good idea.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No it seems very thorough

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
Probably won't use this particular section but a nice idea in theory

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Again I think my immediate areas of concern are covered

Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

boptanana Tue 10-Dec-13 22:13:57

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
A comprehensive first aid app
~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
~ What would be your one line summary of the app?

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc

To learn so prepared for incidents

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

It was good although some parts seemed a bit simplistic and condescending

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

No I wouldn't use but would bt useful if child had lots of medicines

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes I haven't done a course for a few years and it was comforting that my knowledge wasn't out if date.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
No

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
Mainly to learn or react to injury but not in a real emergency

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
It would be useful of your child takes lots of medicines to keep track

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Eyes

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4

riskit4abiskit Wed 11-Dec-13 22:09:22

I didnt realise i had been selected to review but then mnhq kept sending me emails to review so here's my summary:
line summary of the app?
accessible format for basic first aid in the home

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use?
5 but then I am quite IT savvy anyway.

To learn - 4, but nothing can compare to having a real life course.

do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding?
I found the test a bit redundant and/or patronising but that's just my opinion.
I think to learn and prepare are its best uses, but in an emergency I would follow the app step by step.

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
I thought this was excellent, esp as the info was not too blocky and text heavy. I liked that it referred to everyday items that could be used, like cling film.

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use?
No as I would hand over babies red book to medical professionals or would ensure any other carer knew this info.

Has downloading and using the app made you feel moreconfidentabouthelpingachildinafirstaidemergency? A bit but I did a hearstart course that helped more.

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? No but perhaps a section in prepare for expectant mums, reducing sids risk, how to avoid overheating baby with blankets, how to childproof your home etc.

Overall what star rating would you give the app? 4 stars - but nothing can compare to a real life course. Hopefully I will never need to use it in an emergency!

Stujobohm Thu 12-Dec-13 12:51:02

~ What would be your one line summary of the app? Potential life saving app

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To keep up to date and refresh current first aid and also reassurance in an emergency.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there? All covered well.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here? Not sure I would use this but it's a great idea!

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes definitely.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections? No everything was covered well.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

CuriosityCola Fri 13-Dec-13 08:07:56

Riskit, I didn't get notification either.

MummaWalker Fri 13-Dec-13 14:48:06

I've been reading through this app the last few days. It actually pretty good! Currently I am reading up on the "Learning Section" which has short video clips, simple diagrams, and basic, straight to the point, no medical jargon, instructions and tips. It's all in bite sized bits so it's easy to take in and absorb. There are also little quizzes to see if you actually are getting the right idea.

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.

(full review: blog.family-walker.co.uk/2013/11/dealing-with-emergency-with-your-phone.html)

LittleMilla Fri 13-Dec-13 20:40:44

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
A useful tool to have onhand should anything horrible happen.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.

3

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?

More as prep as I still think that in most emergencies people will simply call 999

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?

I didn't like being sent straight to NHS website. More content actually on the app would be helpful.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

Probably wouldn't use it TBH

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Something about drowning/inhaling water in the bath or pool

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent

4

Really good and I feel reassured that I've downloaded it. My mother-in-law will be chuffed to bits too - she's known as Granny Health & Safety!

mummyofcutetwo Sat 14-Dec-13 15:38:52

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Sensible first aid info at your fingertips.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I think largely to refresh on previous knowledge and for reassurance.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
Can't think of anything else atm.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I didn't think that this section was particularly useful.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes, I've realised that my knowledge and instincts are pretty good.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
Can't think of anything atm.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5 stars

nancerama Sun 15-Dec-13 22:08:44

~ What would be your one line summary of the app?
Very useful indeed

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
All of the above, but mostly for reassurance and to learn

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
It included way more than I was expecting. It can be a little disconcerting to be sent to other sites, but I can see the reasoning behind this.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?

It's not something I would think about using, but you never know.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Yes. And as I always have my phone to hand, its really useful to have emergency information at my fingertips.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

It covers loads. There's nothing that immediately springs to mind.

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

So good I've recommended it to all the parents on our NCT Facebook page.

ckkj Sun 15-Dec-13 22:45:43

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Great first aid app at the tip of your fingers

How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
Very easy as it is split into categories depending on the situation

How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5 - It's great that there is learning information for differing ages where applicable and that there are videos to go with the text

How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
I think it would be used in all the above

Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No thoughts in particular. It's useful to have links to more information

What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
To be honest this is not something I would use as the app is on my phone and no one else would be able to access the information and I would already know it

Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes

Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
It may not be an emergency but I think it may be useful to know what to do were there is no obvious injury e.g. if a baby or child has a fall but no broken bones or head injury look out to see if baby lethargic etc.

Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
5

ThisIsMeNow Mon 16-Dec-13 08:12:53

* reassurance and confidence at your fingertips

* 4

* 4

* keep up to date and feel confident dealing with an emergency

* all covered!

* good idea but not sure if I'd use

* yes

* no

* 5

EmLH Wed 18-Dec-13 19:14:14

1. Concise reminder of what to do in common situations that would require first aid.
2. 5
3. 5
4. As a reminder and possibly in an emergency if I had the presence of mind to look at it.
5. No, it has all the info you need.
6. No, I doubt I'd use this section.
7. Has reminded me of things I knew but had forgotten, I.e. how treating a choking baby differs from an older child, so yes, I feel more confident.
8. No. It's basic but covers most emergencies and would help you until professional help arrived.
9. 4

evelynj Wed 18-Dec-13 20:30:27

1-all you need to know for fast first aid
2-5
3-5
4-use for all those, mostly to learn and in an emergencyo
5-more info in the app, (useful if e.g. Camping with no wi-Fi/3G signal so can't access web)
6-don't think I'd use
7-Yes, I'd forgotten a lot as luckily not had to put anything into practice so far
8-can't think of any-will add another message if I do later
9-5

Manchesterhistorygirl Wed 18-Dec-13 23:17:37

The one night I needed to use the app it refused to open on my iPad or iPhone! My iPad is a 4 and phone is a 5s.

I ended up going to the ooh doctors instead!

rockybalboa Sat 21-Dec-13 15:34:29

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Very useful info to have to hand.

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4.

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
To learn (as in I need to sit and read through it all like a book). Potentially in an emergency situation but would definitely use for reassurance.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
No, really useful.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I'm not sure I would use this.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?
Yes, reassuring to know that I have that information easy to hand should the need crop up without having to desperately search the web.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?
None that I can think of

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent
4

florencebabyjo Fri 03-Jan-14 08:43:48

What would be your one line summary of the app?
Essential life saving app for anyone with children

~ How easy or difficult do you find the app to use? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
4

~ How easy or difficult did you find the content to learn first aid? Please indicate a number between 1 and 5 where 1 is difficult and 5 is very easy.
5

~ How do you think you and other parents would use it – to prepare, to learn, to test understanding, in an emergency, as reassurance, etc?
5 Preparation and revision would be good. \i wouldn't use it in a life or death situation, but I have learnt a lot from it and hope that these skills learnt from the app would help in that situation. I would check up using my phone in less urgent situations though.

~ Any thoughts you have around the 'Prepare' content – anything else you’d like to see in there?
thought this was useful and doesn't need anything else.

~ What about the child record section? What did you think about this? Is this something you would use? Anything else you’d like to see here?
I wouldn't use this and would not be happy adding my child's details onto a phone app.

~ Has downloading and using the app made you feel more confident about helping a child in a first aid emergency?

Definitely, it is good to know that I have the information on hand especially when I am out and about.

~ Are there any other topics you would like to see covered in the 'Learn' or 'Emergency' sections?

Drowning, shock, stuck items in noses, ears etc, impaled items, children with items stuck on them, eg fingers

~ Overall what star rating would you give the app? Please say where 1 star = poor and 5 stars = excellent 5

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Jan-14 11:28:00

Thanks for all the feedback from testers.

Am pleased to say Mummawalker wins the first aid learning pack from the British Red Cross (consisting of two Baby and Child First Aid gift cards worth up to £120, a first aid manual worth £10.99 and a compact first aid kit worth £10.99). Well done

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