Health Ed

HEALTH ED: Health Apps – First Aid

With Year 10 Health this term we are doing First Aid. Our Year 10s have iPads so I’m trying to find suitable and user-friendly apps. Even though, the content we are teaching is practical, the students also need a way to record and revise content learnt. Most of the apps I’m suggesting below can be used in a variety of settings.

  1. Snap Guide is the easiest way to create ‘step by step’ guides. It allows you to capture photos, video and text and is very simple to use. It does require registration, and your creations do get posted for all to see. Really good for practical applications – ‘how to put someone in the recovery position’, ‘how to make a first aid arm sling’, ‘how to perform CPR’.
  2. Flashcards Deluxe or Flashcards* or Flashcards+ – lots of different versions, you just have to find one you like. A great way to summarize (and later revise) lesson content. Can create cards for things like: DRSABCD, RICER, No HARM, Burns Treatment, Shock Treatment etc
  3. Popplet lite – I like this app because it allows you to create a visual brainstorm with text, photos and colour. I’ve used it by drawing the brainstorm template on the board but leaving the bubbles (or popplets) blank and having students fill these in. A great revision tool – so in First aid you’d have the injury in the centre, then attach ‘symptoms’, ‘treatment’ and even ‘prevention’ off from it. There is scope for students to take photos of the first aid treatment they are learning and add it in too.
  4. British Red Cross First Aid – The free app features simple, easy advice on 18 everyday first aid scenarios, as well as tips on how to prepare for emergencies, from severe winter weather to road traffic accidents. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, it’s never been easier to learn first aid. The information you need is all hosted on the app itself, meaning no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access.
  5. Better Health Channel – Victorian based location info but still great info to use. Learn more about medical conditions and treatments on the go, and get first aid essentials and important health advice anywhere, anytime.

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