The Belize Red Cross is pleased to announce the beginning of the Belize Red Cross Medical Safety website button initiative. We would like to thank Punta Gorda and San Pedro branches for being the first districts in Belize to launch this ongoing effort and Bandage International for coming to Belize to teach the first official Certified First Aid training course in the Red Cross Belize Medical Safety program.

Businesses country-wide are stepping up to make Belize a safer place to visit by sending staff to the upcoming Certified First Aid / CPR Courses being held at the Parish Hall, Punta Gorda on November 12th and 13th and Nov 14th and 15th upstairs at El Divino Restaurant at Banana Beach Resort, San Pedro.

The course will cover many areas of safety including the following topics: Heart attacks, asthma, stroke, diabetes, seizures, allergic reactions, water emergencies and pregnancy. Participants will also be trained in: Bandaging and splinting & new CPR guidelines.

Those who successfully complete the two-day course will be able to recognize and treat the following injuries: Head and Spinal injuries, Chest and Abdominal injuries Extremity injuries and Soft Tissue injuries, Shock and Bleeding, Burns.

Businesses who send staff will receive a dated Red Cross Medical Safety button for their website that will link back to the official Belize Red Cross website page with course details. The Belize Red Cross website will link back to all businesses that have employees with up-to-date Certified First Aid Training. This will be a great resource for both Locals and tourists.

A round of applause for the following Ambergris businesses for sending enough staff members to fill our entire first course before we were ready to officially promote it: Banana Beach, Grand Caribe, Victoria House, Tropic Air, The Phoenix, Exotic Caye, Scotia Bank, Ambergris Today, Ambergris Vacations and American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, South Ambergris Caye neighborhood watch.

In Punta Gorda, Tropic Air, Reef CI, Coral House Inn, PGTV, Regional and National intervention teams have filled the two day course.

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