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Professional First Aid Training for the Penitentiary Medical Staff of Armenia

Armenia 4 July
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Professional First Aid Training for the Penitentiary Medical Staff of Armenia

10 sessions of 2-day Professional First Aid accredited training for the medical staff of all the penitentiary institutions were completed successfully.

142 participants enhanced the professional capacity and skills to provide a better health care and prevent lethal outcomes in prisons. The training covered a wide range of topics related to the first aid, such as cases of various traumas, burns, airway obstruction cases, muscular-skeleton injuries, cardiovascular rehabilitation, reptile and insects’ bites, etc. All the training sessions were held on-site in the medical sub-divisions of all the 10 penitentiary institutions which will help the participants to learn and practice the obtained knowledge in their daily work environment.

The skilled-based training was run by the specialists of the “National Institute of Health after Academician S. Avdalbekyan” which is an educational institution and runs post-graduate and supplementary training programmes aimed at enhancing the knowledge and accrediting doctors and middle-level medical staff.

The training session were held in March-June 2022 within the framework of the project “Enhancing health care and human rights protection in prisons in Armenia” implemented by the Council of Europe and financed by the Action Plan for Armenia 2019-2022.