International Journal of First Aid Education



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Venn diagramThe International Journal of First Aid Education (IJFAE) disseminates scholarly and field based works to advance the knowledge and practices of first aid educators and curriculum designers. Works published may also assist funders, organizations, and governments to identify networks and best practices to inform policy, laws, and measurements surrounding first aid for the preparedness of individuals, communities, and populations.

This peer-reviewed semi-annual scholarly journal publishes significant evidence-based first aid education research findings, articulates unique and innovative ideas in first aid, challenges current practices and proposed changes, and disseminates information about the latest and best use of educational technologies, modalities, and outcomes measurement. The journal seeks to inspire new researchers and network professionals around the world with the common purpose of increasing helping behaviors during health emergencies for volunteer and professional rescuers. This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. We encourage you to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

All articles are published in English.  Abstracts are published in English and in the language of the author.  Where possible, we provide additional translations of the abstract.  For these translations we rely on the goodwill of volunteers and we cannot accept responsibility for  their accuracy.  We welcome notification of any inaccuracies spotted by readers.

Journal ISSN: 2514-7153

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Vol. 5 No. 1 (2022)


Letter from the Editors

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Cochrane Corner: How Accurate are Prehospital Stroke Scales at Identifying People with Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack?

Original Article

Considerations in Using Videoconferencing to Assess Multi-learner Classes of Layperson CPR: A Benchmark Study

Curriculum review

First aid guidelines for Burns: Educational Approach & Adaptation

First Aid Guidelines for Fragile Contexts: Contextualization & Adaptation


Recognition of a Drowning Victim by the Layperson. A Systematic Review

View from the field

The Gyroscopic Classroom - Creating Equilibrium in a Virtual Learning Environment (Youth First Aid Case Study)