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Club Breakfast Briefing: The Hong Kong Protests — First-Aid and Health Safety

Date: 3 Sep 2019 08:00 AM | Venue:

The Hong Kong Protests —
First-Aid and Health Safety

Brian Wong
Senior Staff Officer, Hong Kong Red Cross
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
8:00am for 8:15am talk
1st Floor
This event is open to club members, their guests and the media

As the Hong Kong protests have become more volatile with frequent clashes between police and protesters, the medical safety of those involved in the demonstrations – including journalists – has become a greater concern. This breakfast workshop will focus on first aid and what to do if you or those on your team become injured. It will include how to assess the situation, specifics on chemical-related injuries from tear gas and pepper spray, what to know about bleeding and fractures and environment-related health issues. The precautionary steps that journalists can take to protect their health also will be discussed.


Brian Wong is senior staff officer for the Hong Kong Red Cross’s First Aid Service Coordination Team, Youth and Volunteer Department. He is a registered nurse specializing in peri-operative nursing and emergency nursing. He joined the Hong Kong Red Cross in 2014. He also has been a volunteer of the Hong Kong Red Cross in its overseas medical team since 2013. He was deployed to the Bangladesh Emergency Medical Operation in 2017 and 2018 to serve people with urgent surgical needs.


This is the fifth of the FCC’s series of workshops for journalists covering the Hong Kong protests. Videos of the previous workshops on safety, legal risks, digital security and covering suicides and mental health are posted on the FCC website:




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