Developing Training Field Manual

The world is changing and so is the world of learning and development. This 'wiki' is intended to be a ‘field-book’ or ‘manual’ for trainers who are supporting changing organisations into the future. This document is not a how-to manual although such insights may be in evidence. Rather, it provides the next generation with ideas and approaches to their own practice drawn from the inquiry of others .

It is a participative space where ICTI members can chip in with their own perspective, suggest areas and topics to be added or correct errors and update with more recent ideas and practice.

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First Aid

First Aid is skill and knowledge that could save a life. Trainers often find themselves caring for colleagues and learners and providing the first step in helping identify whether a visit to a doctor or hospital is necessary.

If you can gain training in basic first aid then you should do so. In many countries the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies offer training but there are many other options available.

If training is not available there are some online resources available. The BBC provides video briefings for journalists and programme makers that are travelling to areas where medical assistance may not be available. These videos are not a replacement for training but could, nonetheless, give a basic understanding of what to do in an emergency.

First Aid in Remote Places

First Aid in Hostile Environments

Of course these videos are of no use after the event. So get training before you travel if you are able and watch these videos before the trip starts.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has some online courses via the FutureLearn website:

Basic First Aid

First Aid for Adults

Increasingly, there are resources available via smartphone apps. One is from citizenAID (which also covers actions to take to protect yourself and trainees in case of emergency. The St John Ambulance Association also has apps with First Aid advice.  These apps are only useful if you consult them before they are needed.

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