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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 10:11

Red Cross now accredited as continuing professional development provider

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has strengthened its position as a top-tier safety training provider as it secured a certification from the Professional Regulation Commission to offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

The Commission awarded the four-year accreditation to the PRC last December, making the PRC eligible body to provide CPD courses, such as first aid and safety seminars, workshops, and technical lectures, to professionals.

Under the Republic Act 10912, also known as the “Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016,” CPD courses aim to provide professionals “advanced knowledge, skills, and values in specialized or in an inter- or multidisciplinary field of study, self-directed research, and/or lifelong learning.”

Through this certification, professionals who are required to acquire specialization on first aid and safety can avail of CPD courses offered by the PRC.

Aside from CPD courses, the PRC, through the Safety Services, also provides wide range of first aid and basic life support training courses, including standard first and basic life support for all ages, occupational first aid and basic life support, emergency first aid, junior first aid, and water safety programs.

Last year, over 80,000 individuals attended first aid courses from the PRC.

It is also a leading provider of ambulance services—offering transports for non-emergency cases from home to hospital, hospital to home, and hospital to hospital.

The Philippine Red Cross, as the foremost humanitarian organization in the country, has 103 chapters with two million volunteers nationwide that is always first, always ready, and always there to provide round-the- clock humanitarian assistance.

Aside from safety, PRC’s services include disaster management, health, welfare, blood, volunteer service, and Red Cross youth.