A SELF-INSTRUCTING FIRST AID COURSE FOR DRIVING SCHOOLS - A PRELIMINARY REPORT

The article reports results from the use of the laerdal self-instructing system introduced in Norway. The system is based on tape-recorded instructions, illustrations and an instruction booklet. Students practised on a training manikin using first aid equipment listed in the article and recommended by IAAM, LRCS and WHO. Driving school students were taught in classes of up to 15 receiving a total time of 135 minutes instruction and practice. Results from a performance test showed that 97 per cent were able to achieve effective mouth-to-mouth artificial resuscitation and 85 per cent were successful using the mouth-to-mask method. Other tests indicated that the self-instructing course could be used by non-professional first aid instructors to efficiently teach road accident first aid in three lessons. /TRRL/

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • Ulrik, N M
    • Blikra, G
    • Breivik, H
    • Lind, B
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 61
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Anlaytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM