Do you believe that health decision making should be driven by robust scientific research? Have you browsed the International Journal of First Aid Education and started reading the papers, but got scared off by specialist terms such as "randomized crossover trial", "convenience sample" and "linear mixed models analyses"? Have no fear, Cochrane First Aid is here!
During this learner-based session, you will be familiarized with different aspects of scientific research. During the first part of the session, you will learn more on how high-quality scientific studies are conceived, conducted and analyzed. In the second part, you will learn how to read and interpret published articles and systematic reviews that report on these studies' (synthesized) findings. Third, you will be introduced to the Cochrane First Aid Field, a global independent platform that not only bundles the available scientific evidence related to first aid topics, but also tries to lower the bar towards the use of evidence and aspires to act as a bridge between science and practice. Last but not least, you will find out how you can contribute and get to share your ideas on how the Field may satisfy your needs.
You will leave the session room with increased knowledge, skills and confidence in how to retrieve, consult and interpret the results of first aid research. Moreover, you will know how Cochrane First Aid may help you to integrate the use of reliable evidence in your everyday first aid life.