François Chung, Ph.D.
First aid

First aid

Red Cross training, Belgium (2016). The Brevet européen de premiers secours (BEPS) is a classroom training organized by the Belgian Red Cross. This training aims to make every citizen able to be the first actor in the relief chain when an emergency occurs. The objective is to learn with scenarios the basic rules of intervention as well as the necessary gestures in case of accident, such the displacement of a victim and the observation of its vital functions in case of emergency.

Module 1

Main topics:

  • Presentation of the course;
  • Introduction to risk management;
  • Exercises of observation.

Module 2

Main topics:

  • Approaching an unconscious victim;
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • External automatic defibrillator (EAD).

Module 3

Main topics:

  • Basic rules of intervention;
  • Malaise;
  • Airway obstruction.

Module 4

Main topics:

  • Skin trauma;
  • Emergency box;
  • Poisoning.

Module 5

Main topics:

  • Musculoskeletal system trauma;
  • Cranial and vertebral trauma;
  • Summing-up exercises.


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