Yarragon Lions help hospital staff simulate emergency responses

Learning and development for clinical staff at West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) has been given a boost thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Yarragon Lions Club.The donation has enabled the purchase of an iSimulate training system where staff learn and practice skills in responding to a range of emergency patient scenarios.

WGHG Learning and Development Manager, Sheree Wells, said over previous years the Yarragon Lions Club have donated two training mannequins – Leo and Baby Leo to the hospital.

“This new iSimulate system is being used in conjunction with our training mannequins or real life actors to provide real-time training scenarios for staff.

“The iSimulate system gives us the ability to easily create complex medical scenarios and adjust patient vital signs in real time to enable clinical staff to respond with treatment decisions in a hands-on simulated environment. We are appreciative of the Yarragon Lions continued support to help us deliver contemporary, best practice education for improved learning outcomes.”

“This system will be widely used for training for medical, nursing and allied health staff across our health service.”

Yarragon Lions Club President, Peter Petschel, said the Club was pleased to assist West Gippsland Healthcare Group and contribute to staff training excellence.

“We are also pleased to have increased our fundraising with the establishment of our Opportunity Shop at Yarragon called ‘Lions on Mane’. This is providing additional revenue for our Club to provide support to a range of projects and organisations to improve our community.”

The Opportunity Shop is located at Princes Highway next to the Yarragon Hotel.

For more information on the Yarragon Lions: https://www.yarragonlionsclub.com