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  • 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
  • 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

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