First Aid in armed conflicts and other situations of violence

A practical manual presenting the specific knowledge, skills and practices that First Aiders should have to act safely and effectively when caring for people caught up in armed conflicts and other situations of violence, such as internal disturbances and tensions.

Built on the field experiences of the ICRC and of others, it demonstrates how prompt administration of life-saving and stabilizing measures can prevent death, complications and disability, and result in better and easier surgery. It also explains that is not enough for First Aiders to be experienced in helping the sick and the wounded; they must understand the significance of the distinctive emblems, the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and their rights and duties in armed conflicts as laid down in the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.

ICRC, 2010

First Aid in armed conflicts and other situations of violence
https://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/other/icrc-002-0870.pdf

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