JOIN European First Aid Guidelines




European First Aid Guidelines

European First Aid for 5 to 7 years old

European First Aid for Young People


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In the event of an accident or medical emergency, first aid saves lives. Keeping the patient alive and safe until the arrival of expert professional help is a vital part of the chain of care which leads to recovery. The principle of first aid must be simple skills, clearly taught, and capable of being performed in a stressful situation by those with no medical training. Our guidelines, manuals and stories are intended to offer a basic level of first aid for members of the general public. The age-group specific material promotes the importance of first aid and helps adults and younger people to develop their knowledge and understanding of first aid, while providing awareness of potential risks and situations that may lead to injury or illness.

The contents of the materials are offered as a first edition for general use. As such they are compatible with current practise, with other specialist guidelines (for example regarding the management of burns) and with the evidence base where one exists.  Our material is updated on a regular basis by the JOIN Clinical Working Group.

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About us

Johanniter International (JOIN) is the partnership of the four Orders of St John and their national charities. Our member organisations, based in Europe and the Middle East, work in close cooperation and are supported by more than 100,000 volunteers. They serve humanity with medical services and First Aid, social care, international aid, disaster relief and youth work.
The services of our member organisations are open to everyone. JOIN’s central office in Brussels advocates the interest of the St John charities to European and international bodies and facilitates international projects and working groups.

The JOIN Clinical Working Group is charged with ensuring the quality and dissemination of first aid training across its member countries.


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