The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the huge challenges health workers are currently facing globally. Working in stressful environments exacerbates safety risks for health workers, including being infected and contributing to outbreaks in the health care facility, having limited access or adherence to personal protective equipment and other infection prevention and control measures, and inducing errors which can potentially harm patients and health workers. In many countries, health workers are facing increased risks of infections, violence, accidents, stigma, illness and death.
SJAI ensures that all who are trained by us in First Aid are shown how to work in the best possible safe way. The safety of all of our learners – members or the public – is paramount. Safety of first aiders and health workers improves the safety of patients assisted by SJAI members or those we have trained.