A training course on first aid by air and trauma care has been held for officers and nurses at the second-level field hospital (Photo: qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre has coordinated with Military Hospital 175 and partners from Australia and the US to open a training course on first aid by air and trauma care for officers and nurses at the second-level field hospital.

Australian experts shared experience in first aid by air of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and instructed trainees to practise a flight to improve their capacity in the field.

Meanwhile, US specialists will provide guidance on trauma care.

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After completing the course from October 30-November 5, the trainees will take an exam to get the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) certificate and prepare for joining the UN peacekeeping mission.

Vietnam’s first field hospital model is set to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan in 2018.

Vietnam has been actively participating in the UN peacekeeping operations in recent years. Since 2014, the country has sent 19 officers to the UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.-VNA