OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - After three years of research with the
International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, the Red Cross has
developed the first set of international First Aid & Cardio Pulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) guidelines for all Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies to apply to their first aid programs.
"These guidelines are a testament to our expanding role in the research
and development process," says Rick Caissie, national directory of
Injury Prevention Programs for the Canadian Red Cross. "We take pride
in the fact that our program incorporates the latest research on how to
further reduce injury and improve treatment for those in need."
Beginning November 1, the Canadian Red Cross will instruct it's more
than 4,700 First Aid & CPR instructors on how to teach these new
guidelines over a three-month period and the revised program will be
offered early next year.
"We are dedicated to spending the necessary time to ensure our
instructors understand the scope of the changes before delivering these
guidelines during sessions with the public," adds Caissie.
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of
the Red Cross and over 185 national Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by
mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
SOURCE Canadian Red Cross
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