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  • 20 October marks World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day, a global initiative raising awareness for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision making. It is an opportunity to educate a broad audience about the importance of evidence-based healthcare and to encourage debate and discussion amongst the global evidence...
    October 18 2021
  • The second Saturday in September marks World First Aid Day. Our collaborating centre, the Global First Aid Reference Centre (GFARC) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is in charge to coordinate this event and provide resources to national Red Cross Societies.The theme of this year's awareness day, on...
    September 10 2021
  • As we reported before, we did a priority exercise to identify new topics for first aid-related Cochrane reviews. This led to a list of 5 topics which were deemed most urgent by our stakeholders to systematically gather the available studies and synthesize their findings in order to substantiate first aid recommendations.  In a next step, we...
    August 30 2021
  • From this year on, 25 July marks the new UN-recognised "World Drowning Prevention Day". This global advocacy event serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on families and communities and offer life-saving solutions to prevent it. On World Drowning Prevention Day 2021, the World Health Organization launched...
    July 23 2021
  • After a year of hard work, the Cochrane First Aid team will take a short summer break from July 1 until July 19. If you want to contact us, send us an email (cochrane.firstaid@gmail.com) and we will answer your message as soon as we are back in the office.
    June 30 2021
  • Cochrane First Aid feels proud to have published its first Cochrane Corner, accompanied by a visual abstract that highlights the key findings, in the International Journal of First Aid Education.Our first Cochrane Corner summarizes the findings of a Cochrane systematic review that compares the effectiveness of continuous versus interrupted chest...
    June 8 2021
  • Succesful collaborations between the Cochrane Review Groups, Networks  and Fields form a key aspect of Cochrane's success.Over the past few months, we have tightened our ties to the Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory (MOSS) Network. This Network supports and helps coordinate work across 8 Cochrane Review Groups dealing...
    June 4 2021
  • In 2019, Cochrane First Aid and its initiator the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice of the Belgian Red Cross were approached by the World Health Organization to develop 2 systematic reviews to support the development of their new guideline on drowning prevention.The first review, with Cochrane First Aid Director Emmy De Buck as the first author,...
    May 6 2021
  • Last week, Cochrane First Aid attended the virtual conference Virtually Cochrane, hosted by Cochrane UK, Cochrane Ireland and Evidence Synthesis Ireland. The theme of the conference was "Navigating evidence and uncertainty", obviously referring to the uncertainty and challenges that surfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic.It were 3 interesting days...
    April 30 2021
  • Although this is the second time we’re celebrating our birthday in quarantine due to the pandemic, we still feel like partying and sharing some achievements of the past year with you:We feel proud to have contributed to the development of the recently published evidence-based first aid guidelines of the International Federation of Red Cross and...
    April 26 2021

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