First aid is an important tool in quickly responding to accidents to ensure that injuries can be efficiently and promptly dealt with before a trained medical professional arrives to administer more specialised treatment. First aid and secondary CARE is especially helpful as children often get into accidents that can need swift care in order to prevent things from escalating. Project “DoCare” emphasized the importance of first aid and secondary care with the focus on people with disabilities, where the people giving first aid should also be educated about the needs of people with disabilities in regards to giving first aid.
Project »Disability Oriented first aid and secondary CARE« is an Erasmus+ Sport project which was designed to address the lack of specific protocols concerning first aid and secondary care for people with disabilities, and providing the first step to a concrete solution. The project addresses the inclusion of people with disabilities in sports by supporting their need to stay safe and healthy during sports activities.
Project coordinator is a sports clubs for people with disabilities AETOI (Greece) and the other partnes are sport club ASO Bresso 4 (Italy), first aid and secondary care expert organization RTI (Greece), NGO EBAGEM (Turkey), Institute TREND-PRIMA (Slovenia) and NGO IEC Austria.
During the project duration partners staff attended the educating and training program of the coaches and training staff to improve their competences in this domain, and consequently increase the feeling of security for people with disabilities, when they participate in sports activities and events. After the training was completed the consortium developed the First aid and Secondary care Guide. Creating a guide for training staff and coaches in order to provide first aid and secondary care to athletes with disabilities. After this activities there was a extensive dissemination phase where partners organized promotional dissemination events and promoted the importance of First Aid in their national networks.