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SCHF funds state-of-the-art equipment for Cardiac Resuscitation Training

News item posted 26-02-2017

Vital teaching in cardiac resuscitation is set to benefit from state-of-the-art training equipment funded by the South Cleveland Heart Fund.

Over £20,000 of resuscitation manikins has been provided, to be used on a daily basis to provide all levels of life support training to 5,000 clinical staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as employees from external organisations.

The highly realistic manikins provide all the necessary features to teach appropriate CPR techniques. Controlled by a tablet device, the system offers the capability to simulate a multitude of different scenarios, and allows the trainer to monitor and adapt the feedback given by the ‘patient’.

Mark Chamberlain, a resuscitation officer at the Trust, said real time simulation in clinical areas helps prepare staff to manage unexpected events effectively: "The new advanced paediatric manikins add another level of realism to these simulations which helps to submerse the participants in the event and allows them to practice both technical and non-technical skills.

"The equipment we use was becoming very dated with significant wear and tear, but this donation ensures we will have state-of-the art equipment to deliver high quality training for many years to come.”

Dr Adrian Davies, chairman of South Cleveland Heart Fund added: "Our committee unanimously agreed to purchase this equipment because of the vital teaching in cardiac resuscitation carried out to all staff in the Trust as well as lots of outside organisations.”


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