First-hand experience is often the best way to learn a craft, develop a talent or undergo an apprenticeship. It’s also the best way to learn first aid, CPR and emergency response techniques, especially when guided by experts in a safe, simulated environment. In today’s technologically advanced world, simulations guide practitioners in almost every industry, from aviation to architecture, and the ability to provide life-saving treatment is an attainment worth encouraging. Real First Aid are a progressive organisation at the forefront of simulation training, with employers and industry leaders celebrating the results.
Simulations are the ideal learning method for occupations where rapid response is required. Deeper learning, courtesy of simulation training, enables course participants to retain knowledge and skills for low-frequency high-risk situations as they occur. Real First Aid simulation training, as used by the military, emergency services and medical professionals, is the pro-active, enjoyable way to attain highly regarded first aid qualifications and the ability to save lives. Real First Aid courses are tailored for industry-specific learning, using life-saving devices and techniques alongside simulated scenarios replicating work, school or community situations.
How will simulation training benefit me?
Simulation training benefits almost everyone for lots of reasons. It encourages teamwork, develops leadership skills, hones life-saving capabilities and familiarises course participants with the vagaries of emergency situations and dangerous environments. Simulation training is an immersive experience known to encourage deeper learning initiatives and realistic responses for optimum life-saving results. All Real First Aid courses are incredible value, with durations of 3 hours to 3 days, providing nationally accredited qualifications plus skills that unlock the potential to save countless lives. In addition, Real First Aid courses act as building blocks to create a comprehensive first aid and CPR knowledge base and skill set.
Industry, business and school groups are particularly benefitted by Real First Aid simulation training that provides the opportunity to escape regular activities, get away from the desk, and enjoy social learning experiences. Simulation training is also inter-generational, being adopted by people of all ages. Here are a few simulation training highlights, as experienced by Real First Aid course participants.
- Work, school or community simulations to accurately reflect emergency responses
- Actors providing drama and realism during life-saving procedures
- Fake wounds and other emergency scene paraphernalia for situation immersion
- Sirens, lights and other emergency scene sensory distractions
- Pyrotechnics performed safely to aid learning about dangerous situations
- Simulated 000 calls for communication with emergency services and bystanders
Why is simulation training better for first aid learning?
Real First Aid course facilitators understand the ancient maxim, ‘learning by doing’, and its applications in the modern world. Wherever a specialised skill set is needed, simulation training can help develop the techniques and methods required for industry success, no more so than when applied to first aid and CPR attainments. Governments, training organisations and employers are all onboard the Real First Aid initiative to create a safer Australia for everyone to enjoy.
Accidents, incidents and emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, often totally unexpectedly, and the advantage of having trained first aiders close at hand could be the difference between life and death. It takes a cool head to confront an emergency with confidence and capability, but when taught by simulation training, natural responses will kick in, even for those responding to their first real emergency. Real First Aid use real-time learning methods that translate into real-world situations for optimum life-saving outcomes.
Why is Real First Aid simulation training so popular?
Education and training organisations are continually evolving to satisfy market demand, including employer expectations for high-quality first aid training attainments. Real First Aid was founded with the intent of creating greater awareness and capability for first aid, CPR and anaphylaxis emergency response. Although Australia boasts highly qualified medical and emergency services personnel, regular first aid training had been overlooked in places that would most benefit by first-aid-trained staff – schools, workplaces and community spaces.
Enter Real First Aid simulation training, taking CPR, airway management, toxic shock and emergency situations out of the text book and into simulated reality requiring the best possible leadership and teamwork skills to resolve. Realistic life-saving timeframes encourage accurate patient diagnosis, procedural steps, communication and more in typically complex emergency situations best understood by simulation training.
Real First Aid instructors are all highly qualified emergency services and medical personnel with a determination to impart knowledge and skills to every student, regardless of present ability. At Real First Aid, even the smallest attainment has the potential to save lives, and our instructors provide the opportunity to develop first aid skills to their maximum life-saving potential.