Laerdal Plenary Address

Laerdal continued to expand their support of SimGHOSTS by sponsoring the 2014 Plenary Address by Jane Nicklin and ASPiH representatives.

"Development of the Apprenticeship role of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Technician in the UK" was presented by Jane Nicklin and members of the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Guests from the United Kingdom discussed an initiative that was the first in the UK and provides an opportunity to start an exciting career in one of Yorkshire and the Humber’s simulated healthcare learning environments. The goal of this apprenticeship will be to achieve nationally accepted qualifications that will be recognised by employers and support career progression in science and technical roles.

The recognition of the national need for more proficient technical professionals, the recruitment of numerous government bodies, the planning of the apprenticeship and the implementation of the apprenticeship in its first year. The presenters also shared what change this apprenticeship should bring and what the global simulation technology specialist community can learn from the UK’s project.

About Laerdal: 

Laerdal, one of the world’s leading providers of Healthcare Solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilisation, Basic and Advanced Life Support, Patient Care and Medical Education.

Laerdal is pleased to serve all healthcare providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to medical professionals. Their vision is that no one should unnecessarily die or be disabled during birth or from sudden illness or trauma. Laerdal has a global focus on achieving this vision through four key areas:

1. Reaching more laypeople with CPR training – by developing easy to use, affordable, self-directed and personal CPR training products designed for CPR at home, for the whole family.

2. Providing better healthcare and training through simulation – Laerdal’s commitment to development and refinement of the patient simulation portfolio. Increased support services and networking through educational events helping unite simulation educators.

3. Helping Babies Breathe in developing countries – A Laerdal Global Health initiative personally driven by Tore Laerdal involving the development of a low cost obstetric and newborn care and resuscitation product with the philanthropic ambition of helping developing countries significantly reduce infant, child and maternal mortality.

4. Improving the quality of CPR – by supporting trained rescuers with live CPR coaching devices which allows guidelines compliant CPR to be delivered consistently throughout the chain of survival.

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