Papua New Guinea is one of the most challenging places to deliver healthcare in the world, with over 80% of the population living in rural areas with limited infrastructure, delivering healthcare to remote communities is a significant challenge.
YWAM Medical Ships Australia & Papua New Guinea (YWAM MS) is deeply committed to not only deliver healthcare to remote communities, but to also help grow a highly skilled workforce that are equipped to serve in rural areas.
YWAM MS works in partnership with Australian registered training organisation, YWAM Medical Ships Training (RTO # 30614), to deliver training that combines classroom learning with practical experience and and character development.
One of YWAM MS’ training programs is a Rural Health and Advanced First Aid course. The course focuses on training First Aid responders who are skilled in emergency response in a variety of settings.
TraumaSim Group, an Australian manufacturer of realistic training aids for emergency response preparedness training, is supporting YWAM MS’ training by donating a variety of training aids. TraumaSim’s passion is realism in training and their vision is for a future that delivers medical and first aid training using realistic simulation and practical aids – ultimately saving lives around the world!
Rural Health and Advanced First Aid course leader, Hannah Peart, said that the training aids donated from TraumaSim will greatly help students in their level of preparedness before entering the field.
“We are always looking for creative ways to simulate wounds, injuries, and medical conditions that may come up in an emergency situation. The training aids are incredibly realistic, and will really help prepare students respond in a real-life situation. We are so grateful for TraumaSim’s support,” said Hannah.
TraumaSim have donated a variety of medically accurate task trainers, including Haemostatic Clotting Trainers and Emergency Tourniquet Trainers.
Nola Pearce, the Founder and Director of TraumaSim, said “Seeing a strong alignment in our values and goals around the provision of quality training and healthcare within our communities, it is with much excitement that TraumaSim Group has partnered with YWAM Medical Ships,”
YWAM MS is proud to be working with TraumaSim to empower PNG First Aid responders in managing the loss of blood in life-threatening injuries, and to see lives saved.
For more information on TraumaSim, visit https://traumasim.com.au/about-us/
For more information on YWAM Medical Ships, visit https://ywamships.org