Expat Club wants to positively contribute to the lives of expats in Brussels and the wider local community. We often organise events that you would probably not do on your own, not in the least place because you may not speak Flemish or French. This is one of them. We can explain it in many words, but this video says it all… You. Can. Save. A. Life!
During this 4-hours course you will learn the potentially life-saving technique of resuscitation. This is a specialised course that finishes with an official exam that is valid for your professional environment (your company may actually pay you back parts of the participation fee). We offer a discount of €15 to students, (officially registered) unemployed people, and those on welfare. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if the latter is the case.
This training teaches you how to resuscitate (reanimation) and how to use a defibrillator. This is a hands-on course that will not only provide theory, but also requires you to practice a lot with the objective of preparing you for the official exam at the end of the course. If you pass the exam you will obtain an official Red Cross certificate that is valid for 5 years.
During the training we’ll go over and practice the 4 steps of how to approach a casualty: safety, approach casualty, correctly alarming the emergency services and first aid, control of consciousness and breathing and to place the casualty in a stabile sideways position. The technique of resuscitation (reanimation) will be discussed in-depth and practiced. Our instructor will also pay specific attention to the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) that can be found in many public places.
About the Red Cross Flanders
“We are an independent volunteer organisation. Under the umbrella of the Belgian Red Cross, we are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Our mission is threefold: to defend the interests of vulnerable people both at home and abroad, to be proactive in emergency-management, promoting self-reliance and organising blood supply, and to care for vulnerable individuals. In all our activities, we rely heavily on volunteers.” (source: Red Cross Flanders website)
Who can join?
The minimum age for this event is 18 years. You are not required to have any previous knowledge or skills, but we do advise you to also follow the First Aid course that Expat Club also regularly offers. Expat Club Membership is not required to join this training.
We are meeting in the Expat Club offices in The Louise Center on Avenue Louise 279. You are welcome from 18h30, but we actually start at 19h00. Trams 93 and 94, bus 38 and 60, Vleurgat/Louise stop. And just a 5-8 minutes walking from tram 7 and 81, and bus 54 if you get off at Avenue Louise. The entrance is right across the tram stop.
We advise you to eat something beforehand, there are various quick restaurants on Louise and Vleurgat. We do offer coffee/tea, drinks and snacks (waffles, chocolate bars) during the event, but this is not a substitute for diner.