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7 Ways Why Simulation First Aid Training Saves More Lives

This publication discusses the reasons why simulation First Aid training is the best way to learn first aid.

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This flowchart outlines the process of managing a patient with a foreign body airway obstruction.

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Asthma First Aid

This poster, from the Asthma Foundation, outlines the steps one should follow when dealing with an asthma attack.

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First Aid Casualty Form

Use this form to record any first aid incidents in your home or workplace.

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Basic Life Support Poster

This poster outlines the steps involved in providing basic life support following the acronym DRSABCD

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First Aid Resources

The first aid training revolution is gaining momentum, in no small part due to innovative teaching methods employed by Real Response. The developments have also been supported by progressive medical science and technology, with portable life-saving equipment and devices becoming established first aid essentials. In fact, a trained first aider supported by equipment that includes Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), adrenaline auto-injectors and oxygen equipment, has the capability of saving lives like never before.

In addition, Real Response instructors are expert at taking the mystery (and fear) out of emergency response using a personal approach, revolutionary training techniques, abundant first aid resources and the ability to transform serious learning into a fulfilling and pleasurable bonding experience. Real Response was established to close the disconnect between first aid learning and genuine first aid response capabilities, and although there are still a lot of Australians to reach, we are making a real difference.

What is simulation based first aid training?

First aid training courses have always used a small amount of simulation training, with the most notable examples being CPR dummies. Real Response, on the other hand, turns up simulation based first aid training a notch or ten, transforming the entire CPR and first aid training experience into a realistic emergency response. Our simulation based first aid training is inspired by the best training methods associated with paramedics, medical emergency staff, and military organisations who require genuine first aid competency, not just a certificate of attainment.

Simulation based first aid training is adaptable to any situation and every organisation. Real Response has even established ‘Public Courses’ in Melbourne and Sydney for everyone to experience the first aid training difference. Simulation training, or ‘learning by doing’, facilitates deeper learning and greater knowledge retention for responding to actual emergencies in real-time with confidence. Simulation based first aid training takes many forms according to your training needs, with a first aid training experience that includes:

  • Transformation of your premises into a realistic emergency situation
  • The addition of specialist actors to encourage greater learning potential
  • Props that include fake wounds, fake blood, and real emergency equipment
  • Sirens, flashing lights, pyrotechnics, 000 calls and more
  • Time-sensitive emergency response to ensure life-saving capabilities
  • Communication, teamwork and leadership development

Are emergency services and first aid responders the same?

Emergency services personnel such as paramedics have undertaken comprehensive training and perform life-saving procedures on a daily basis. First aid and CPR training, on the other hand, only takes a day or two to complete, and the skills may never be used in an actual life-and-death situation. However, the gap between trained first aiders and trained paramedics has narrowed thanks to the introduction of portable devices and superior life-saving equipment.

First aid training is now a genuine introduction to the knowledge and skill set used by professional paramedics, giving course participants an adrenaline-charged experience, and the opportunity to develop skills for all-round capability. Real Response instructors are all highly qualified and professional experts, making our course attainments the real deal.

What is Basic First Aid?

The name is a little deceptive, as there is nothing basic about saving someone’s life. Our Basic First Aid (HLTAID010) course, previously known as Level 1 First Aid, packs a lot in over the course of 6 hours of enjoyable and enlightening learning. The nationally accredited attainments provide certification for 3 years, with training that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) practice.

What is Basic Life Support?

Nationally accredited first aid courses are constantly evolving, particularly with the introduction of portable life saving equipment and devices. Basic Life Support is another (now defunct) name for Basic First Aid (HLTAID010). Whatever the name, the attainments are the same, while Real Response training techniques such as simulation training help develop the skill set to higher levels for greater reach in emergency response. Portable defibrillators, for example, now provide trained first aiders with the same capacity for rapid response as paramedics and other emergency services personnel. Real Response is making Australia a safer place for everyone, and we are glad to have you on our side.