Courses and training to become a First Aid worker
Candidates who are at least 16 years old and who have completed the National Certificate for First Aid are eligible for this course. The paramedic training that the Red Cross proposes is strictly in Luxembourgish.
The training course is instructed by life-saving instructors and for certain topics by other specialists. The course takes a total of two years and is comprised of theoretical and practical sections. These sections are based upon the “Précis pour Ambulancier” (Handbook for Paramedics) edited by “l’Administration des Services de Secours” (Administration of Emergency Services).
The course is concluded by a test in front of a panel nominated by the Interior Ministry.
If you are interested in this activity, you can participate in one or more free trainings. These are offered throughout the entire year, except during the holidays.
A candidate taking part in this two year course must also participate in the training courses at the Ecole Nationale de la Protection Civile (National School for Civil Protection) and pass the theoretical and practical exams organised by them.
Courses in Luxembourg City take place at the Centre d’Intervention et de Formation (Intervention and Training Centre) located at the old Abattoir (rue de l’Abbatoir à Luxembourg, Hollerich) on Tuesdays from 8-9:30am in Luxembourgish.
The training program is set by the Interior Ministry and is identical to the course designed by the Administration des Service de Secours (Administration of Emergency Services).
- The ethics and duties of paramedics;
- The cardiovascular system : basic knowledge of anatomy and the most important acute and chronic pathologies;
- The respiratory system: basic knowledge of anatomy and the most important acute and chronic pathologies;
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation : theoretical and practical on dummies;
- The most important chronic and acute neural pathologies;
- Fractures : basic theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge, immobilization of fractures and positioning of patients;
- Wounds and burns;
- The most important infectious illnesses;
- The most frequently encountered poisonings;
- The handling of medical equipment found in ambulances;
- Relevant knowledge of rescue and fire fighting
General information regarding the Red Cross’s national and international activities completes the program.
The Paramedics Service that assures hospitalised patient transfers in intensive care or resuscitation, offers a specific training for assisting health professionals and for handling medical equipment.