Simon and the dummies

johnboy 20 August 2012

Readers will no doubt be thrilled to hear that Simon Corbell, with his emergency services hat on, has been out bestowing improved training tools on the ambos:

Highly sophisticated mannequins that can simulate real-life health complications are now at the fingertips of ACT student paramedics to help prepare them for frontline emergencies, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today.

“These high-tech mannequins will play a critical role in training student paramedics for emergency care, and ensure they will been trained in virtually every condition a paramedic would face in real life,” Mr Corbell said.

“Educators can wirelessly use remote control to manipulate the mannequins in a wide range of scenarios allowing students to practice patient handling, immobilisation, ventilation and intravenous access and keep abreast of the latest ways to treat patients.”

Replaceable skin and veins, the simulation of pulses and blood pressure, breathing, groaning and responding to questions are just some of the mannequin’s features. Students can also practice clinical treatment including defibrillation and oxygen therapy.

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