Red Cross EU
International Harmonization of First Aid
The document presents the first recommendations for an international harmonization of life-saving techniques. These recommendations are intended to guide people in charge of the development of First Aid education programmes in order to carry out better research into and the presentation of life-saving techniques, in both programmes and documents. The document deals with a limited number of situations covering: intervention basic steps, emergency removal, casualty assessment, emergency alerting, control of severe external bleeding, care of a skin burn, care of a skin wound, care of bone and joint trauma and casualty transportation.