First Aid China is a healthcare programme managed by Sinoaid Health Promotion Center.
It provides First Aid, CPR, AED, Workplace First-Aid, Nanny, Driving First-Aid, and Parent and Caregiver Safety Training in Shanghai, China. As an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) provider – First Aid China is Cardiac Science’s only designated training organization in mainland China.
The sole mission of the First Aid China Safety Training Program is to provide comprehensive integrated American Heart Association Certificate Course in First Aid, CPR and AED Training – to educate and motivate people to live safer and healthier lives at home, work, school, or playing by reducing injuries, deaths, human suffering caused by preventable accidents.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_First-Aid-China.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
Updated November 2017
1) Provision of training courses
Sinoaid provides various kinds of services. However, most of the services can be attributed to the areas of safety, emergency, medical care and first-aid.
Sinoaid provides a nationally accredited first-aid course. Since it was established in 2014, Sinoaid has carried out for more than 1,000 first-aid training sessions. Approximately 30,000 people in total have received this training.
Sinoaid also provide fire safety training. In the last three years, Sinoaid has arranged more than 100 fire safety training sessions. Approximately 5,000 people have attended this training.
Furthermore, Sinoaid has developed a set of courses for the management of chronic diseases and occupational diseases. The courses include diabetes, hypertension, spinal column and vertebral disease, and heart disease. Sinoaid has promoted them to 50 communities and more than 100 companies. Approximately 15,000 people attended these courses.
Additionally, Sinoaid Health Promotion Center is closely involved in social affairs. For example, as described above, we were closely involved in the legislation development for the Good Samaritan Law. Sinoaid participated in this, providing expert knowledge and recommendations to the government. We received high media coverage for our role in the development of the Good Samaritan Law.
Sinoaid also appeals to companies and institutions that they should provide voluntary relief for those who need help. Sinoaid is assisting the companies that respond to this appeal to build their volunteer safety service stations.
Lastly, since we have provided so many first-aid courses and trained so many first aiders, Sinoaid appeals to them to give voluntary first-aid assistance for those who need help. Related to this, Sinoaid has recently completed and online application named Health and Safety Network. Individuals can register to be a safety volunteer. Companies and institutions can join to build their own safety station. Both safety volunteers and safety stations can be found on the map page of online application. In an emergency situation, a person can search for the nearest volunteer/station and call for assistance.
All the services mentioned above can be provided throughout China. But the major cities to receive them are Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
2) Key measures of activity
Each year in China, 544 thousand people die because of sudden cardiac arrest, ranking it first in the world. In the United States, the first-aid knowledge penetration rate is 25%, elsewhere it is 50% in Australia and 45% in Sweden. But in China, the rate is less than 1%. Sinoaid is trying to disseminate first-aid training and education throughout the country. Such a high rate of sudden death reflects the very low success rate of rescue for cardiac arrest in China (less than 1%). The prevalence of first aid knowledge in people is very low (less than 1%). According to the national emergency training rate and latest census data, China's first aid training gap is 220 million / person / year.
Since it was established in 2014, Sinoaid has carried out for more than 1,000 first-aid training sessions. Approximately 30,000 people in total have received this training. The aim of learning first-aid is not only to save oneself but to save others’ lives. By disseminating our first aid course, accidental injuries in daily life are more easily dealt with due to people’s acquired first aid skills.
For example, in 2016, one of our students, she rescued her father by feeding sugar water because her father had a glycopenia. Thanks to knowledge in first-aid, her father changed danger into safety. After that, she sent a letter of acknowledgement to us.
In addition, in the event of a fire, there is a lack of knowledge regarding fire management and safety. With this background, Sinoaid provides a fire safety course so that people can learn and master essential skills. They will be very useful when people encounter fire emergencies.
Furthermore, Sinoaid has developed a set of chronic and occupational disease courses. The courses include diabetes, hypertension, spinal column and vertebral disease, and heart disease. The courses were developed as in China, 300 million people suffer from chronic diseases and 100 million people suffer from occupational diseases. However, most of diseases can be prevented with improved health management knowledge in daily life. Even though a person may suffer from a chronic or occupational disease, they can still have high quality of life if managed well. The fact is that Chinese people lack the basic health knowledge to manage these diseases.
The online application Health and Safety Network was developed due to the lengthy delay in arrival of emergency services in China. It takes about 20 minutes for an ambulance to go to the scene. For many injuries (such as cardiac arrest), this delay could be fatal. The application looks to assist in solving this issue. Sinoaid appeals to those who have learned first-aid that they should contribute their knowledge and skill. Both volunteers and companies can register on the application. Once registered, their location will appear in the map on the application. Thus those who need help can find the nearest volunteer/station and call for assistance. Actually, more than 100 companies has registered.
3) Reinvesting profits to solve health and safety issues
Sinoaid puts profits into reproduction. Our aim is to increase profits in order to provide more health and safety training courses, and thus we can solve more health and safety issues.
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