Free workshops for first responders

CareFlight recently facilitated free simulated trauma training for local health and emergency service professionals, first responders and community volunteers at the St John Ambulance Training School in Moonah.

CareFlight head of operations, education and training Lara Miller said the workshops were built on 10 years of experience providing trauma care training to communities around Australia.

“Everyone should have the opportunity to be trained and equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to respond to emergencies and help save lives,” she said.

“The first few minutes after an accident can mean the difference between life and death for the patient and first responders do an incredible job for their community as they are often at the scene of an accident before additional medical help arrives,” Ms Miller said.

“Through our partnership with local organisations, health services and emergency services we are reinforcing the links in the chain of survival by ensuring that a higher level of care is available as soon as an incident occurs.”

Participants included members and volunteers from local emergency services in Tasmania including St John Ambulance, Tasmanian Fire Service, Marine Rescue and SES.

CareFlight has provided training for more than 8,000 participants across Australia.

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