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Red Cross Society introduces first aid App

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

There is now an App we can download to apply first aid resuscitation to someone in the event of an emergency.

On Friday the Belize Red Cross Society introduced the software tool at the Battlefield Park in Belize City on the occasion of World Red Cross Day.

The App complements the society’s first aid practical lessons and offers a guide on what to do in emergency situations if a doctor, ambulance or hospital is out of reach. It offers a guide on what to do in cases of burns, if someone is unconscious, how to help someone choking or bleeding, or what to do if someone is having a heart attack or seizure. The guide comes with videos and graphics that are easy to follow.

The App can be downloaded free of cost on Google Play Store on your data-ready cellular device by typing in First Aid by Belize Red Cross.

There is a second App which the Red Cross will release next week which will be a guide to hurricane hazzards and do’s and dont’s during a storm.

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