Simulation Australia Project Innovation Award
The Project Innovation Award is a prestigious national competition which recognises and celebrates innovation and excellence in simulation by project teams around Australia and New Zealand. The award will be presented to the simulation project team that has achieved outstanding results in delivering a new simulation capability or utilising a simulation capability in a new and improved way.
2013 CareFlight – MediSim Trauma Care Workshop
CareFlight MediSim is a trauma care workshop that provides practical, hand-on, high quality, simulation based trauma care training to rescue volunteers in regional, rural, remote and very remote locations across Australia, using experienced doctors, nurses and paramedics. This training is being delivered nationally, at no cost to the participant, because as a not-for-profit organisation, CareFlight has obtained donations from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations to meet all the costs involved.
CareFlight recognised the fact that Australian health resources are stretched in sparsely populated and remote areas. The first people to arrive at the scene of a trauma accident will the local teacher, farmer or shop owner who is part of a volunteer emergency response team. These volunteers can wait for hours until professional medical help arrives leaving them to sustain the critically injured patient(s). While these volunteers have basic first aid training, CareFlight MediSim builds upon this knowledge, giving the volunteers more skills and confidence to sustain lives.
Previous Project Innovation Award Recipients
- 2012 - Virtual Reality Technologies: Third Generation Training Program