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  • 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
  • Our register of Cochrane reviews are relevant to the field of first aid mainly includes reviews that do not specifically target laypeople as providers of healthcare interventions, but that investigate interventions that are feasible to be performed in a lay setting. With our prioritization exercise process, we aimed to generate a list of five...
    April 8 2021
  • Last week, the European Resuscitation Council has published its guidelines on resuscitation and first aid. The launch of the guidelines was accompanied by a virtual congress were the guidelines were presented. The guidelines are informed by the 2020 CoSTR published by ILCOR. We are proud to have contributed to these guidelines as our director,...
    March 29 2021
  • On Monday February 15th, our collaborating centre, the Global First Aid Reference Centre of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, has proudly launched its 2020 International First Aid, Resuscitation and Education guidelines. These guidelines are the result of an intensive collaboration between many Red Cross and...
    February 19 2021
  • 2020 has been a challenging year, mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has emphasized the importance of providing reliable scientific evidence to everyone, including laypeople, in a timely manner. We feel proud to have contributed to this. Click on the image below to access our inaugural annual report and discover our achievements in 2020...
    January 14 2021
  • The team of Cochrane First Aid wishes you Happy Holidays and all the best for 2021!
    December 23 2020
  • Cochrane vs COVID-19 Case Studies highlight the many ways that Cochrane has successfully responded to COVID-19 around the world. Cochrane First Aid is proud to be one of the three first contributors. In our case study, we describe how we partnered up with a team of volunteers and a number of organizations to translate and spread the rapid...
    December 17 2020
  • World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day is held on 20 October each year. This global initiative wants to raise 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 encourage debate and discussion...
    October 20 2020

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