Learn the key skills to use in an emergency
Be confident to help someone in an emergency. Start learning these simple first aid skills:
First aid for someone having a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
First aid for someone who is having an asthma attack
First aid for someone who is bleeding heavily
Learn first aid for broken bones (First aid for fractures)
First aid for someone who has a burn
First aid for someone who is choking
First aid for someone who is having a diabetic emergency
First aid for someone who is distressed
First aid for someone who is having an epileptic seizure
First aid for someone who has a head injury
First aid for someone who may be having a heart attack
First aid for someone who has hypothermia
First aid for someone who may have meningitis
First aid for someone who has a strain or a sprain
First aid for someone who may be having a stroke
First aid for someone who has swallowed something harmful
First aid for someone who is unresponsive and breathing
First aid for someone who is unresponsive and not breathing
First aid for someone who is unresponsive and not breathing when an AED is available
You’re only two taps away from learning how to help someone in a first aid emergency. The British Red Cross free first aid apps allow you to learn simple first aid skills at a time to suit you.
Gain the confidence to act in an emergency with our four-hour first aid courses. Our friendly, experienced trainers can guide you through exactly what you need to know in a range of emergency situations, from choking to heart attacks.
Easy-to-follow first aid skills for anyone who wants to know how to help a baby or child in an emergency.
Help children to learn first aid through interactive activities, film scenarios, information sheets and quizzes.
Help young people develop the skills and confidence to help in a first aid situation.
Could you help someone in a sports first aid emergency? Up your game with our simple sports first aid skills.
Have you helped someone with first aid? Share your own story with us and read our real-life first aid stories.
If you can learn one simple first aid skill and share it with others, you can help us save more lives.
Up to 59 per cent of deaths from injury may have been prevented if first aid was given before the emergency services arrived.
Just one in 20 people would know what to do in a first aid emergency, British Red Cross research has found.
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