As learning tools, simulations are hard to beat. They are incredibly versatile online and in the real world for creating realistic scenarios. Attraction to simulated experiences is natural, providing opportunity to test skills and knowledge in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Real First Aid simulation training includes complete immersion into emergency situations requiring life-saving first aid, CPR and anaphylaxis countermeasures.
Simulations at Real First Aid are created to closely resemble workplace, school and community settings, providing ‘suspension of reality’ required of course participants. Once the simulated parameters are in place, course participants attempt resuscitation and airways management techniques under tight timelines and emergency conditions. Real First Aid course instructors introduce the full spectrum of immersive elements including alarms, flashing lights, real emergency equipment, actors, props and more to induce a realistic emergency response.
How is simulation training different to traditional training?
Most traditional training environments are modelled on the school system, where students are anchored to their chair for almost the entire day. This format doesn’t hold up well for first aid learning, where active, effective physical responses are a better gauge of first aid knowledge retention. To be fair, first aid training has always involved elements of simulation training, usually in the form of CPR practice dolls. Although incredibly useful and always in demand, the dolls alone can’t provide an immersive learning experience.
Real First Aid have expanded the training potential of simulations, where practice dolls are accompanied by emergency sirens, 000 calls, actors, props, portable devices, and life-saving time-frames, all within the context of teamwork and communication. When Real First Aid graduates respond to real emergencies, they have the confidence that comes from being there before, with life-saving results.
First aid attainments are incredibly versatile, providing a wide-ranging skill set that can be used in most life-threatening emergency situations. In other words, a short course of one or two days duration overseen by highly qualified Real First Aid facilitators provides complete ability to step in and save lives whenever emergencies arise. First aid and CPR attainments are accessible life-skills that all Australians should seriously consider developing for the safety of family, friends and broader society.
What first aid skills are improved with simulation training?
Real First Aid courses are progressively staged, ranging from a couple of hours to a couple of days, with flexible learning options available. As first aid procedures become increasingly beneficial thanks to cutting-edge medical science, industry and employers are incorporating first aid attainments into workplace guidelines, ensuring trained first aid staff are on site always. Major first aid attainments such as CPR and mouth-to-mouth remain at the forefront of training, although new technologies, including portable defibrillators, facilitate far greater life-saving potential than previously.
Life-saving first aid procedures are simple step-by-step methods. They are tried, trusted and true miracles that assist victims at a time when nothing else can, and simulated training is the best means of developing emergency response experience prior to utilising attainments in the real world. Simulation training is also a team bonding experience, providing the opportunity to learn and socialise with colleagues or classmates in an alternative environment. Real First Aid instructors take first aid seriously, but they know how to make it an enjoyable, enlightening and entertaining learning experience.
What are first aid education and training outcomes?
During the past few decades, the first aid industry has absorbed a lot of medical procedures previously only available to highly qualified emergency services or medical personnel. Portable life-saving devices, including adrenaline auto-injectors to counteract anaphylactic shock, have resulted in procedural overlap between care, first aid, OH&S and medical industries, promoting first aid and CPR attainments into the spotlight. Progressive employers actively seek staff who can multi-task and oversee aspects of operational procedure, ultimately providing safer workplaces.
For many Australians, their chosen career will at some point lead to the necessity of first aid qualifications. As our society evolves, the importance of safety, security and a rapid response to emergency is becoming evident. Both pro-active and reactive solutions are required to adequately tackle first aid response in the modern world. Every industry can benefit from trained first aiders on site, particularly if they have developed their skill set with Real First Aid simulation training. In time, it’s hoped that all Australians will embrace the first aid skill set as a life-skills set for the benefit of everyone. Real First Aid simulations make first aid training easier than ever, while simultaneously providing superior first aid graduates with confidence and ability to meet any challenge that comes their way.