Simulation Lab

ALERT Simulation Lab for Emergency Response Management

There are different variants of the PEER programme depending on the needs of the audience. The PEER programmes delivered in the lab are advised by a team of very eminent doctors with years of experience in emergency care. The programmes are delivered by certified trainers who are lay people otherwise; thereby demonstrating that the skills taught can be learnt and rendered by any lay person. The programmes would greatly benefit every section of the society wanting to become skilled in emergency response and graduate from being a mere bystander during emergency situations.

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What is a Simulation Laboratory?

Before a trainee gets involved in an actual situation, the trainee gains skills and confidence in tackling a wide range of scenarios in an authentic simulated environment.

Various scenarios are continually configured and programmed to suit the user audience. The scenarios focus on the development of reasoning skills, communication, leadership and teamwork, in addition to the technical skills.

Simulation Methodologies

A variety of Simulation Methodologies will be adapted for use in the laboratory. They are:

Technical Skills – The set of skills that will be promoted are First Aid, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), AED Readiness.

Incident Command – Crisis Management, Disaster Preparedness

Situational Leadership – Leading through chaos through role plays

Training Programmes at the Simulation Lab

To further provide an opportunity for a common man to become skilled in emergency response, ALERT has launched a first of its kind simulation lab in India wherein emergency response is taught using high end simulation equipment for an effective learning. There are about 17 simulation labs in the country that are dedicated to technical training of medical practitioners. ALERT’s simulation lab uniquely uses the methodology for the benefit of a lay person.

The Facility

The simulation lab is state of the art in terms of its infrastructure and the equipment that is deployed for training. Internationally recommended techniques such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can be mastered as a skill using the equipment in-house that can measure the parameters such as depth, recoil and rhythm. Additionally, the inputs on situational leadership gives the softer skills required for a first responder to take charge of a scene of an emergency.

PEER – Personal Empowerment in Emergency Response

Personal Empowerment in Emergency Response is a programme designed and envisioned by ALERT Simulation Lab for Emergency Response Management. The pedagogy of the PEER programmes have been designed keeping in mind the requirements of a lay person to learn emergency response. With an aim to offer empowerment to a common man through the training programmes at the lab, the programmes have been titled as PEER, standing for Personal Empowerment in Emergency Response.The programmes incorporate latest recommendations from the American Heart Association and weaves them into real life scenarios in an Indian context, thereby giving the learner universal protocols in handling emergencies even while relating to an Indian setting.

Objectives of the PEER Programme

To generate first responders out of lay people, with adequate skill in handling medical emergencies.

To use state of the art technology in the effective imparting of the internationally recommended techniques in emergency response

To impart skill using pedagogy such as simulations that offers near real life like scenarios to imbibe the expected behaviors of a first responder

There are different variants of the PEER programme depending on the needs of the audience. The PEER programmes delivered in the lab are advised by a team of very eminent doctors with years of experience in emergency care. The programmes are delivered by certified trainers who are lay people otherwise; thereby demonstrating that the skills taught can be learnt and rendered by any lay person. The programmes would greatly benefit every section of the society wanting to become skilled in emergency response and graduate from being a mere bystander during emergency situations.