Region’s paramedics first in world to train with new technology

Region's paramedics first in world to train with new technology

TRAINEE paramedics have become the first in the world to use a new technology to help them learn life-saving techniques.

Students at the University of Sunderland have been training with a new Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) machine, which uses realistic simulation patient cases – using adult and child dummies – and a mobile simulation station to help trainees improve CPR skills.

It means students will be equipped with the latest and most advanced resuscitation guidance as they prepare for life on the front line.

Mark Willis, programme leader for paramedic science, said: “Ultimately, this will assist, improve and maintain the resuscitation skills of our students.

“The technology not only trains in the correct procedures but puts emphasis on the quality elements of CPR. This technology means that standards won’t only be maintained, but improved.

“RQI gives us a much more holistic view of resuscitation procedures so when our paramedics go into the workplace they are as well equipped with lifesaving skills as they can be.”

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