First Aid Training for Lao Red Cross Staff | 17-18 June 2019 | Attapeu, Lao PDR

Lao Red Cross conducted a first aid training for its staff at Attapeu Branch during 17-18 June 2019. The two-day training aimed to provide Attapeu staff basic knowledge about how to provide primary care to affected people during emergency. The training cover the first aid techniques including CPR as well as how to treat patients with burns, severe bleeding, broken bones, snake bites, etc.

The training was attended by 22 Red Cross branch staff and three participants from local disaster response agency.

Click here to view the training report in Lao language.

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International First Aid and Resuscitation Guidelines 2016

Purpose
The International First Aid and Resuscitation Guidelines (referred to as the guidelines) aims to foster harmonization of first aid practices among the Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies and provide a true evidence-base to these practices. It is part of quality assurance to ensure that the general public and volunteers receive first aid training in accordance with IFRC standards and to establish, in due course, the IFRC International First Aid Certification.

Overview
These guidelines do not replace first aid manuals and associated educational materials but serve as the basis for developing and updating first aid manuals, resuscitation programmes, apps, public information and associated educational materials. National Societies should adapt these guidelines as needed for their local contexts (culture, language, habits etc.), legal context, local prevalence of injuries or illnesses and their own capacities (see Local adaptation). In addition, these guidelines and evidence review serve as an excellent reference for first aid instructors, emergency responders and their agencies.

Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society first aid programme managers, scientific advisory groups, first aid instructors and first responders

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Download: http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/Health/First-Aid-2016-Guidelines_EN.pdf

Annual Review 2016 of Rights of Migrants in Action

Purpose and overview:

This review reports on the achievement of DEVCO-supported Rights of Migrants in Action project in the year 2016.

The 6-page review covers:

  • Background
  • Red Cross Red Crescent response:
  • Thai Red Cross attends to migrants’ main asset – health
  • Advancing migrants’ rights through cooperation with civil society
  • Knowledge management and communication

 

Usage: Learning from experience

Audience: National Society migration / gender and diversity practitioners

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Download: https://www.rcrc-resilience-southeastasia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/AnnualReview.pdf

First Aid Policy, adopted 2007

Purpose and overview:

The policy sets out relevant definitions of first aid, first aider, first aid services, etc. It also describes the scope, policy and responsibilities of International Federation (IFRC) and National Societies.

This policy was adopted by the Governing Board meeting on 5 October 2007 in Geneva.

Usage: Policy reference

Audience: National Societies health staff

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Download: http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Governance/Policies/firstaid-policy-en.pdf