National Safety Council Partners with ECT-Shenzhen to Launch First Aid, CPR and AED Training in China

National Safety Council Partners with ECT-Shenzhen to Launch First Aid, CPR and AED Training in China

NSC expands its global reach to help protect workers and their families throughout China

Itasca, Illinois, USA – The National Safety Council, an global leader in safety training, and ECT-Shenzhen have launched the new NSC First Aid, CPR & AED program in Simplified Chinese, expanding the Council's global reach to help protect Chinese workers and their families. The interactive program, which meets the latest global CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines, tailors NSC occupational first aid content for the Chinese market, taking into consideration the country's unique workplace needs.

Proper first aid training is one of the most important steps in saving lives and preventing more serious injuries in an emergency. The World Health Organization also said cardiovascular events like a heart attack are predicted to increase by 50 percent between 2010 and 2030 based on population aging and growth in China. The most recent health-related database in China shows that there is one person dying because of cardiovascular disease every 10 seconds. Every year, China funds over 30 billion CNY in treating cardiac disease.

The NSC Standard First Aid, CPR & AED program teaches participants how to:

  • Act in an emergency
  • Prevent disease transmission
  • Check the victim
  • Put someone in the recovery position
  • Address choking
  • Treat bleeding and care for wounds
  • Respond to sudden illness
  • Help someone who may be in shock
  • Provide initial care to bone fracture, joint and muscle injuries
  • Stroke assessment
  • CPR and the use of AED

"Injuries and incidents frequently happen without warning, and we all should be able to respond quickly," said Donna Siegfried, senior director of First Aid Program Development and Training at the National Safety Council. "You never know when your training will be needed, but when that time comes, it may be the difference between life and death."

The National Safety Council also offers an Emergency Medical Response Quick Reference Guide mobile app. It provides a listing of abbreviations and memory aids, as well as an illustrated summary of treatment steps for various illnesses and injuries. Search "National Safety Council" in the App Store or Google Play to find and install the app.

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council,, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. To become an instructor or an authorized training center, please contact NSC through its international web service center or email [email protected].

About Emergency Care Traininig (ECT)

Founded in 1993, Emergency Care Training (ECT) started by selling specialized first aid kits and equipment for schools, homes and sports organisations in Hong Kong. In January 1995, ECT conducted the inaugural standard first aid course of the National Safety Council (USA) in Hong Kong. NSC first aid courses were quickly accepted by the non-Chinese speaking community in Hong Kong. ECT also set up a NSC training site at the Caritas Medical Centre-Resuscitation Centre to help expand the training programs further into the local community. The branch in ECT-Shenzhen was established on 4th May 2016. The aim is to promote First Aid and Resuscitation skills in China. Courses can be conducted in Putonghua, Cantonese and English.

To learn more about the training, please visit ( or email [email protected]


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