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  • 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
  • Due to multiple other obligations, Anne-Catherine Vanhove has decided to step down as a coordinator of Cochrane First Aid. Although she will no longer be actively involved in the day to day work of Cochrane First Aid, as a systematic review expert for Cochrane Belgium, she will still contribute to Cochrane First Aid by translating blogshots to...
    October 12 2020
  • On Wednesday 7 October, Cochrane First Aid field coordinator Jorien Laermans presented a live webinar on “Consulting, Interpreting & Using First Aid Research Evidence” during Survival 2020 - The International Red Cross First Aid, Injury Prevention and Aquatics Education Virtual Conference. Some 125 first aid evidence fanatics from 5...
    October 8 2020
  • Cochrane Africa is a network that envisions to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making in Sub-Saharan Africa. The network plays a coordinating role and unifies 4 regional hubs that are each lead by Cochrane Review authors, mentors and trainers. The release of the first Cochrane First Aid blogshot in Kiswahili...
    October 8 2020
  • Cochrane First Aid aspires to lower the bar towards the use of high-quality evidence for all who have an interest in first aid and to be a liaison between science and practice. One way to realize these aims is by actively contributing to thematic first aid conferences. From 5 to 7 October, the Canadian Red Cross is hosting Survival 2020 - The...
    September 25 2020

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