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Posted On: 8 September 2019 09:56 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

QRCS Training Centre holds medical, health education courses for 117,000 beneficiaries

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Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) Training, Research, and Development Centre (TRDC) offers diverse services for ministries, government organisations, private companies, schools, universities, hotels, banks, and youth clubs.

Over a year, its courses, programs, and activities were attended by 115,601 beneficiaries, as well as more than 1,830 health professionals.

Inspired by QRCS's objectives and principles as an auxiliary to Qatar, TRDC seeks to develop humanitarian services, particularly health care, in harmony with the country's recent advancements. It is a training and qualification facility that offers diverse training and education services.

Using state-of-the-art training equipment and techniques, the centre holds many courses internationally accredited by global training organisations, in compliance with the highest quality standards.

It serves a wide range of medical workers in Qatar, including physicians, nurses, first responders, and technicians. It also covers disaster preparedness and relief workers both in and out of Qatar, under the world's best health and administrative practices.

TRDC aims to improve the quality and efficiency of services, paying great attention to government and private-sector employees, construction and infrastructure workers, and all social groups.

The public first-aid courses cover many topics such as first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), Heartsaver, and oxygen administration.

In relation to continuing medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD), the courses include IPCCE, evaluation of direct observation skills at wound care clinic, nursing leadership, understanding of patient safety fields, basic life support (BSL), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

Under the community health education activities, TRDC holds health day at companies and hotels, Weqaya (field awareness sessions for workers), health education lectures, public health exhibitions, and the QRCS School Program health component.

All the programs offered are accredited by the Ministry of Public Health's (MOPH) Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP), American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The training courses are delivered by well-trained instructors with international certification, including 15 first-aid and AHA courses (ACLA/BLS), certified lifeguard instructors, 15 experienced QCHP-certified medical lecturers, and 100 community health educators.

TRDC adopts a development strategy that involves the regular review of objectives, regular performance evaluation, constant updating of curricula and technology, and enrichment of partnerships with government organisations and NGOs.

Source: QNA
Cover image credit: QRCS TRDC