Learning and retention of emergency first aid skills in a violent, developing South African township

Emerg Med J. 2013 Feb;30(2):161-2. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2011-200429. Epub 2012 Mar 20.


Community members in developing areas can effectively learn first responder training, and skill decay afterwards is not continuous. It is critical that training be done in the trainees' primary language, even if they speak other languages fluently. Making first responder training obligatory for employees and students may be an effective way to generate first responders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Educational Measurement
  • First Aid*
  • Health Education*
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Life Support Care*
  • South Africa