Qatar Red Crescent Society’s (QRCS) Training, Research, and Development Center (TRDC) is a training and qualification center that offers diverse training and education services. Using state-of-the-art training equipment and techniques, the center holds many courses internationally accredited by global training organizations, in compliance with the highest quality standards. It serves a wide range of medical workers in Qatar, including physicians, nurses, first responders, and technicians. It also covers disaster preparedness and relief workers both in and out of Qatar, under the world’s best health and administrative practices. The aim of TRDC is to improve the quality and efficiency of services, paying great attention to government and private-sector employees, construction and infrastructure workers, and all social groups. The premises include training rooms with high-tech teaching aids, medical training equipment, computer lab, and swimming pool.
Establishment and Objectives
Inspired by QRCS’s objectives and principles as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar, TRDC seeks to develop humanitarian services, particularly health care, in harmony with the country’s recent advancements.
To that end, the center educates society members on how to save others’ lives, and to integrate them into the sustainable health development framework, in accordance with the policies and strategic plans of Qatar National Vision 2030. It also works to develop and introduce good, internationally accredited professional and health training/development programs. Other objectives of TRDC include promoting good health-related culture and knowledge in society, improve the quality of life both individually and socially, and sponsor health studies and research under the national needs and schemes.
- Programs accredited by Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) - Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) – for physicians and health workers (credit hours):
- Infection Prevention & Control Core Competency Education (6.75 credit hours)
- Basic Life Support by American Heart Association (8 credit hours)
- Direct Observation Skills Assessment in Dressing (3.75 credit hours)
- Nursing Leadership: “Leading Self and Leading Others” (6.25 credit hours)
- Survey Readiness Program (3.75 credit hours)
- First aid and disaster management programs:
- First Aid & CPR Course
- Defibrillator Training Course
- First Aid, CPR & Defibrillator Course
- Heartsaver Program
- Lifeguard Course
- Disaster Management Course
- Ambulance Vehicle Driving Course
- Health and social education programs:
- Health Day at organizations & hotels
- Weqaya Program (field health training and awareness sessions for workers)
- Health education lectures
- Participation in health and educational exhibitions
- Health program under QRCS School Program
National and International Accreditation
All the programs offered for physicians and health workers are accredited by MOPH’s QCHP. Other programs are accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA). All first aid courses are accredited by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The center is pursuing international accreditation for more programs.
The training is taught by well-trained instructors with international training certification. We have:
- Over 15 instructors specialized in first aid and AHA’s ACLA/BLS courses.
- Lifeguard instructors certified by US
- Over 15 experienced medical lecturers certified by QCHP.
- Over 100 health workers for medical coverage of community health education events.
- Regular review of specified objectives to match strategic plans of Qatar National Vision 2030.
- Regular evaluation of work to enhance staff proficiency.
- Constant updating of available knowledge and tools.
- Enrichment of partnerships with government organizations and NGOs, particularly MOPH and Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
- Training and qualification of proficient and internationally certified trainers.
Beneficiaries in 2018
TRDC offers its services for different ministries, government organizations, private-sector companies, schools, universities, hotels, banks, and youth clubs. During 2018, the center’s courses, programs, and activities were attended by 115,601 beneficiaries and more than 1,830 health workers.