This paper explores two priorities that may initially seem to conflict: the need to standardize the delivery of skills, for the purposes of mass education, production of learner materials, and program evaluation; versus the need to customize skills, to suit the learner and the context in which they attempt to apply the skill. These two priorities are synthesized into one congruent model in this paper, with recognition that facilitators of first aid learning need to be particularly aware of the difference between the two.
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First Aid Knowledge and Skills Retention in Nepal
Gesicki, Adam (2020). Standards and Practices: A Reflection on Programming for Skill Learning and Evaluation in the First Aid Classroom. International Journal of First Aid Education 3(1) 13-17. doi: 10.21038/ijfa.2020.0104. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/ijfae/vol3/iss1/standards-and-practices-reflection-programming-skill-learning-and-evaluation-first
The authors would like to thank Hugo Geuvens, Sushil Rai Regmi, Krishna Ghimire, Tika Raj Paudyal and Raju Raut for their skillful assistance during the practical implementation of the first aid courses and data collection. This work was made possible through funding from the Foundation for Scientific Research of the Belgian Red Cross. One of the activities of the Belgian Red Cross is providing first aid training to laypeople.