Advanced Training in First Aid

Since 2005 the Bulgarian Red Cross launched a specialized advanced training in first aid. The training module includes use of ambulances and specialized medical equipment. The whole training process is built up upon the recommendations of the Magen David Adom of Israel.

Designed for: Persons who has been already trained in first aid; persons with professions at risk: firemen, policemen, ambulance drivers; Red Cross and Civil Protection State Agency volunteers.

Duration: 80 hours - Ratio theory/practice is 50/50%

Training manual: 150 colour pages


  • First part – legal base, basic and specialized medical equipment. Radio communication and radio frequencies. Medical protocols. Medical reports. Observation of the vital life signs.

  • Second part – Respiratory system anatomy, physiology and most common respiratory emergencies. Asphyxia, Chest trauma, haemo-, pneumothorax. cardio-vascular system, anatomy, physiology and most common emergencies. Ischaemic heart disease CPR for adults and children. Shock. Types of shocks. Treatment of the shock. Abdominal trauma. Brain, neck and spinal trauma. Bone fracture. Immobilization Special circumstances of the trauma cases. Control severe bleeding.  Poisonings. Haz-Mat, Management of burns and wounds. Sexual assault.

  • Third part – Psychological first aid, psychological support. Burn-out phenomenon.

Place for registration for the course:
National Training Centre of BRC, village of Dolni Lozen
Tel.:+ 359 2 992 68 14; + 359 889 60 12 60; + 359 888 60 12 20
Contact person: Mr. Atanas Stefanov