Project info / Knowledge Network e-Learning in First Aid

Digitalisation of First Aid Eduction (DIGIFIRSTAID) was an best-practice exchange project on how to introduce e-learning or blended learning in an area of training that is, by its very nature, hands-on: First Aid training. The project was supported by the EU’s Erasmus+ program.

While practical exercise will never be entirely replaceable in first aid training, digital educational elements can still be beneficial to improve the quality of the training and the learning experience for the trainees. Also, exceptional situations prohibiting or severely restricting on-site training, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, have proven that certain fall-back options could be very useful in such contexts.

In DIGIFIRSTAID, project partners active in first aid training got together to exchange their experience so far. Some of the partners had already introduced digital elements into their training systems, others had tried to do so prompted by the pandemic with mixed results. Some project partners had not yet had any specific attempts at digitalizing their first aid education, but saw the benefits of doing so, and therefore wished to learn from the others.

The project is documented on this website in the form of posted articles on the main page, including brief reports from the project meetings. A filtered view of the partner organisations’ lessons learned is available here. The posts about the presented best practices can be found in this overview.

A continuation of exchange on the topic after the project timeframe will be conducted by means of a knowledge network on e-learning in first aid education. This knowledge network was officially formed with the conclusion of the project in November 2023. It exists within the responsibilities of the Samaritan International Competence Centre First Aid – More info, including a contact address, is available here.

The project ran from 2022-2023.