Educational or Curriculum


Initiative Description: First Aid for Rural Medical Emergencies (F.A.R.M.E.) was developed to support a train-the-trainer (TTT) program to prepare high school students to teach first aid skills and risk reduction through peer interaction. The intervention group included 27 participants trained as first aid peer instructors using the F.A.R.M.E. manual, return demonstration, case scenario facilitation training, and teaching evaluation sessions

Study Results: Increased knowledge and skill acquisition of first aid and injury prevention among rural high school students.

Reference: Carruth, A. K., Pryor, S., Cormier, C., Bateman, A., Matzke, B., & Gilmore, K. (2010). Evaluation of a school-based train-the-trainer intervention program to teach first aid and risk reduction among high school students. Journal of School Health, 80(9), 453–460.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good