Flight simulator prepares nurses for real life

Published 2nd November, 2015 in Emergency Services

In a national first, NSW flight nurses will train in a flight simulator lab that replicates real life patient scenarios such as cardiac arrest, child birth, seizures and paediatric trauma using the latest technology.

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NSW flight nurses will practice real life medical situations in the nation's first flight simulator lab

The lab provides flight nurses with the skills and experience needed for any mid-air challenges that may arise including flight emergencies such as rapid cabin decompression or fire.  

Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the simulated experience of the lab gives the nurses invaluable hands-on training for real life medical situations.

“This simulator helps our flight nurses bridge the gap between theory and practice, not in the relative comfort of a training room but the space-restricted, stressful environment they will encounter mid-air,” Mrs Skinner said.

The five aircrafts of NSW Ambulance’s fixed-wing fleet operate out of Mascot, Dubbo and Broken Hill and provides vital air medical services to rural and regional areas across the state.

In 2014 the fleet transported over 5,000 patients throughout NSW.

Published 2nd November, 2015 in Emergency Services