HD First Aid
Size: 44.1 MB
Developer: Hugo Henriquez
Compatible with iPad
Requires iOS 3.2 or later
Price: $ 0.99
HD First Aid is an interesting attempt at creating an encyclopaedia of first aid and emergency medicine.
This app tries to cover the different aspects of first aid. From its history to key skills, HD First Aid has articles that explain the ins and outs of this part of medicine. This encyclopaedia tends to take more of a historical approach than a practical one and, unfortunately, I was disappointed with what this app had to offer.
I was expecting much more from this app. In the App Store description it seemed to cover a lot of the basics, but the content of the articles was poor. I was also hoping for more practical ‘how-to’ guides on aspects such as the choking, resuscitation and how to stop bleeding, but all I found was information on the history of these. However, the basic explanations do give you a better understanding of how different procedures work and why.
On top of the poor content of the articles, the images were poor. They are an odd assortment of different styles that have been edited with effects that detract from the ‘HD’ experience that this app claims to promote.
While HD First Aid is interesting in the sense that it provides some perspective on first aid as a whole, it’s a poor quality app that I wouldn’t recommend people should spend $0.99 on. If it were free I would suggest that you download it for the information, but there are many free applications out there that contain more concise information.