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Title: Community-based first aid: a program report on the intersection of community-based participatory research and first aid education in a remote Canadian Aboriginal community
Authors: Ritchie, Stephen
VanderBurgh, Dave
Jamieson, R
Beardy, Jackson
Orkin, Aaron
Item Type: Article
Keywords: First aid;Education;Canadian Aboriginal Community
Issue Date: 15-Apr-2014
Citation: Rural and Remote Health 14: 2537. (Online) 2014
Abstract: Community-based first aid training is the collaborative development of locally relevant emergency response training. The Sachigo Lake Wilderness Emergency Response Education Initiative was developed, delivered, and evaluated through two intensive five-day first aid courses. Sachigo Lake First Nation is a remote aboriginal community of 450 people in northern Ontario, Canada with no local paramedical services. These courses were developed in collaboration with the community, with a goal of building community capacity to respond to medical emergencies. Issue. Most first aid training programs rely on standardized curriculum developed for urban & rural contexts with established emergency response systems. Delivering effective community-based first aid training in remote aboriginal communities required specific adaptations to conventional first aid educational content and pedagogy. Lessons Learned. Three key lessons emerged during this program that used collaborative principles to adapt conventional first aid concepts and curriculum. (1) 15 Standard algorithmic approaches may not be relevant nor appropriate. Relationships between course participants and the people they help are relevant and important. Curriculum must be attentive to existing informal and formal emergency response systems. These lessons may be instructive for the development of other programs in similar settings.
URI: https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/dspace/handle/10219/2317
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