Timor-Leste – 40 more participants complete the Order’s Basic Life Support training course
Over 40 participants, including ambulance staff, nurses, midwives, police, teachers and district administrators completed the Order’s three day Basic Life Support training. The training is delivered as part of the national curriculum for ambulance studies and prepares participants to provide basic ambulance care including managing trauma and illness, CPR and an introduction to disaster management.
The training was delivered in Tetun by the Order of Malta, supported by three paramedics from Ambulance WA. The training was conducted at the Bakhita Centre, a rural clinic located three hours from Dili in the district of Emera. All participants received a course manual and participation certificate.
The course was developed by the Order of Malta and is one of three courses that can be delivered in ambulance care in Timor-Leste. The course was developed in association with the National Health Institute (Ministry of Health’s educational department) and is recognised as a formal qualification under their framework. This is the first official, nationally recognised qualification in ambulance care in the country.