The Warrnambool branch of Ambulance Victoria is raising funds to purchase specialized training materials for its graduate students.
Approximately $ 19,000 in public donations are needed for a highly advanced simulator, the REALITi 360 Plus, for advanced life support, mobile intensive careand paramedicine students to practice complex rescue skills in a controlled environment.
REALITi is a highly advanced patient simulator that works by mimicking real monitors and defibrillators. It is capable of providing CPR feedback and can even provide a mock patient record, accessible via the internet and live streaming.
The Warrnambool branch has raised around $ 5,000 so far.
Victoria Barwon Ambulance Southwest Regional Director Terry Marshallsaid AV received adequate funding from the state government to purchase the necessary equipment and provide high-quality care to the southwestern community, but the additional specialized equipment was usually crowd-funded.
“Communities in Victoria often fundraise for non-essential equipment and supplies beyond what is usually provided, for the benefit of paramedics and local residents,” Marshall said.
“As the Warrnambool branch takes care of an increasing number of graduate paramedics, as well as ALS paramedics transitioning to MICA, this training arrangement would expand the technical skills of paramedics, leading to better patient outcomes. “
Anyone wishing to support the Warrnambool branch should donate through the Victoria Ambulance Donation website and write “Warrnambool” in the comments section.
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