Ambulance Victoria's Warrnambool branch is raising funds to purchase specialised training equipment for its graduate students.
About $19,000 of public donations is needed for a highly advanced simulator, the REALITi 360 Plus, for advanced life support, mobile intensive careand paramedicine students to practice complex life-saving skills in a controlled environment.
REALITi is a highly advanced patient simulator which works by mimicking real-life monitors and defibrillators. It's capable of delivering CPR feedback and can even provide a simulated patient record, which can be accessed using the internet and live-streaming.
The Warrnambool branch has raised about $5000 so far.
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Ambulance Victoria Barwon South West regional director Terry Marshallsaid AV received adequate funding from the state government to purchase necessary equipment and provide high-quality care to the south-west community, but additional specialty equipment was usually crowd-funded.
"Communities across Victoria often raise funds for non-essential gear and equipment beyond what is routinely supplied, to benefit local paramedics and residents," Mr Marshall said.
"As Warrnambool Branch caters for a growing number of graduate paramedics, along with ALS paramedics transitioning to MICA, this training device would expand paramedics' technical skillset, leading to improved patient outcomes."
Anyone who would like to support the Warrnambool branch should donate through Ambulance Victoria's donation website and write 'Warrnambool' in the comments section.
They can do so here.
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