The simulation-based first aid training revolution

Real Response

Friday, 02 November, 2018



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First aid is a big deal in today’s society. The potential to develop a ground-force of trained first aiders for response to accidents and emergencies has never been greater, and industry experts are taking notice. Real Response innovations include simulation-based first aid training that is transforming the industry. Simulation-based first aid training, or ‘learning by doing’ empowers first aiders from all walks of life to be confident and ready for emergency response the moment training is complete.

First aid and CPR training for everyone

Approximately 26% of Australians have completed a CPR course, but only 4% are confident of performing the procedures correctly during a real emergency. Many people previously trained in first aid remain uncertain about the appropriate response to life-threatening emergencies, and the first aid training industry overhaul is long overdue.

Enter Real Response, founded by driven individuals with backgrounds in emergency response and education. Their commitment to improving first aid knowledge and skills retention for everyday Australians resulted in simulation-based first aid training, where practice really does make perfect. Real Response training is in demand all around Melbourne and Sydney, and employers are reaping the rewards.

First aid and CPR response training outcomes have improved dramatically, thanks to portable devices including defibrillators and adrenaline auto-injectors. Low-frequency, high-risk emergencies aren’t an everyday occurrence, but having assistance and expertise on hand really can make the difference between life and death. Australians of all ages benefit from first aid training, and we are all safer for it.

The simulation-based first aid training difference

Real Response first aid and CPR training stands out from the competition. When realistic simulation-based first aid training is delivered by some of Australia’s leading paramedics and medical emergency responders, the information is deeply immersed and easily recalled whenever needed. Simulation training encourages course participants to develop natural emergency response capabilities in a safe environment, using techniques that include:

  • Transformation of work, school or other premises into a realistic emergency site
  • The addition of actors and props for greater learning immersion
  • Real emergency equipment including portable defibrillators
  • Fake wounds, fake blood and bandaging for enhanced reality
  • Emergency sirens, lights, pyrotechnics and 000 calls
  • Timed emergency response for delivering real results
  • Development of communication, teamwork and leadership skills

First aid training for on-site medical emergency response

Simulation-based first aid training is ideal in the workplace. Advantages include identifying workplace hazards, minimising risks and even the establishment of on-site first aid facilities. Course participants benefit by learning in a familiar environment where they may be expected to provide first aid. Simulated emergency response practice is suitable for newcomers to first aid along with professionals who need to upgrade their knowledge and skill set. A few hours of committed first aid training delivered by Australia’s most progressive training company results in nationally accredited attainments that are highly-regarded and in demand.

Immersive first aid training for the real world

Traditional first aid courses such as Provide CPR (HLTAID001) and Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) are always in demand, but the world has changed and Real Response training is moving with the times. First aid qualifications are now expected in occupations such as childcare and electricity services, and new courses such as Remote First Aid (HLTAID005) and Tactical First Aid Casualty Care (RFATAC001-3) deliver personalised training programs to a new generation of Australians.

The simulation-based first aid training revolution is here to stay for lots of good reasons, including:

  1. Simulation training is an active and fun way to learn
  2. Simulation training saves more lives
  3. Simulation training creates a safer environment
  4. Simulation training tests genuine emergency response times
  5. Simulation training develops teamwork and leadership skills
  6. Simulation training is ideal for team-building exercises
  7. Simulation training is suitable for people of all ages

Real Response offers on-site training, in-house training and public courses that anyone can attend, all using the latest simulation-based first aid training systems.

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