Our first app is now available
We are very excited to announce that our first app is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
Our ‘Child Accident App’ can be downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet and can be used to both record an accident that has occurred and to inform the child’s parents. It is simple to use, just fill in a few details and the app will keep an electronic record of all accidents. It will also email the details to you and the child’s parent, requesting them to reply to confirm receipt. This is very useful as it has come to light via the 2012 iteration of the paediatric 1st Aid course that accident reports need to be kept until the child’s 18th birthday regardless of whether or not you continue to look after them. Given this we suggest you keep the electronic replies from parents safe in a password protected area of your computer.
This app has been developed through a collaboration with one of our members, who asked us if we knew of an existing accident recording app. We couldn’t find one so together we decided to create the app and make it available for everyone to purchase.
The app can be purchased for £1.49. It would have been great to make it free for members but it has cost quite a lot to develop and we want to use the proceeds of the sale to cover these costs and to support the development of other apps….. we already have ideas for the next one!
How do I get the app?
On your smartphone or tablet, simply click on your App store / Google play app and type ‘Child Accident App’ in the search bar. This should bring up a few apps, one of which looks like this:
Child Accident App.
If you want to purchase the app, please click through the instructions on your device until it is downloaded.
How do I use the app?
The app is designed to be very simple and easy to use. The home page looks like this:
Here you can choose whether to report a new accident, view existing recorded accidents, or change your details. We suggest that you first click ‘Change my details’ and then add your details. This will mean that you do not have to add them every time you record an accident.
When you want to report a new accident, click the top option. This will take you to a new page that looks like this:
Complete this page and click to continue, this will open a diagram of a body outline which you can press on to indicate where the the child was harmed.
Now click to proceed to the ‘Send info’ page and add your details (if not already completed) plus the details of who you want to send the report to. Finally click to send the emails and record the information on the app.
The app will send an email to the parent and will include a request for the parent to reply to confirm receipt. The app will also send an email to your email address and we suggest you keep both this email and the parent’s reply for your permanent records. It is worth noting that
If you do purchase this app, we would love to know what you think about it. Also, if you have suggestions for other apps you would like us to develop, please let us know.
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