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The International Journal of First Aid Education (IJFAE) disseminates scholarly and field based works to advance the knowledge and practices of first aid educators and curriculum designers. Works published may also assist funders, organizations, and governments to identify networks and best practices to inform policy, laws, and measurements surrounding first aid for the preparedness of individuals, communities, and populations.

This peer-reviewed bi-annual scholarly journal publishes significant evidence-based first aid education research findings, articulates unique and innovative ideas in first aid, challenges current practices and proposed changes, and disseminates information about the latest and best use of educational technologies, modalities, and outcomes measurement. The journal seeks to inspire new researchers and network professionals around the world with the common purpose of increasing helping behaviors during health emergencies for volunteer and professional rescuers.

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Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2 (2019)

Original Articles


Short-Interval Self-Learning to Improve Retention of Resuscitation Skills: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Ryuhei Sato, Chika Nishiyama, Kosuke Kiyohara, Makiko Sano, Tasuku Matsuyama, Tomonari Shimamoto, Toshihiro Hatakeyama, and Taku Iwami


Insights From a Pilot Study of Naloxone Education
Tracey A. Taylor, Lucy Ellis, Penny Newell, and Emily Oliver


Adapting first aid education to fragile contexts: a qualitative study
Ellen Gordon, Thomas Wilp, Emily Oliver, and Jeffrey L. Pellegrino



Evaluating the Impact of Simulated Patients on Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Laypeople Following a Basic First Aid Course: Protocol for a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
Bert Avau, Anne-Catherine Vanhove, Marianne Vandenlindenloof, Liselotte Suls, Hans Verstraeten, Philippe Vandekerckhove, and Emmy De Buck


Jeffrey L. Pellegrino, Ph.D.,MPH, Editor-in-Chief
Emily Oliver & Don Marentette, Senior Editors