Evidence-based African first aid guidelines and training materials

Van de Velde, Stijn
De Buck, Emmy
Vandekerckhove, Philippe
Volmink, Jimmy
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Public Library of Science (PLOS)
This Health in Action report describes the African First Aid Materials project (AFAM, http://www.afam.redcross.be/). This project developed evidence-based guidelines on how basic first responders should be trained to manage emergency situations in an African context. The project also includes the development of training materials to support the implementation. The objective of this manuscript is to inform educators and health care professionals about these guidelines and training materials and to promote their use when developing first aid training programmes for sub-Saharan Africa.
The original publication is available at http://www.plosmedicine.org
African First Aid Materials (AFAM), First aid in illness and injury -- Guidelines -- Africa, First aid in illness and injury -- Study and teaching -- Africa, Emergency medical personnel -- Training of -- Africa
Van de Velde, S., De Buck, E., Vandekerckhove, P. & Volmink, J. 2011. Evidence-Based African First Aid Guidelines and Training Materials. PLoS Med, 8(7), e1001059:1-4, doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001059.