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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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Volume 2, Issue 2 (2019)

Original Article

Insights From a Pilot Study of Naloxone Education

Adapting first aid education to fragile contexts: a qualitative study


Determining First Aid Knowledge and Skills Retention With Laypeople: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Nepal

Making First Aid More Accessible During Mass-Casualty Incidents

Evaluating the Impact of Simulated Patients on Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Laypeople Following a Basic First Aid Course: Protocol for a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Short-Interval Self-Learning to Improve Retention of Resuscitation Skills: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Time to Reconsider the Straddle-Arm Technique: Providing Care for the Conscious Infant who is Choking