Metro Atlanta Red Cross

ATLANTA,  July 12, 2012 — Imagine being burned while cooking a family meal. As the pain ensues and panic sets in, several questions might come to mind: 

Do I bandage the burn or leave it uncovered? Should I wash the wound and apply antiseptic or should I use water alone? Should I be alert for signs of infection and when do I call 9-1-1? 

To provide quick solutions to these and other safety questions, the Red Cross recently launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users. 

This app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in first aid and emergency preparedness information. It’s also the only first aid app created or endorsed by the American Red Cross for use on both the Android and iPhone platforms. It…

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