The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Children’s Hospital Appeal buys hi-tech mannequins to improve staff training

16 January 2014

Staff at Leeds Children’s Hospital now have access to state-of-the-art training mannequins thanks to fundraisers supporting the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.

The two realistic simulators, based on a one-year old infant and a three-year old child, can breathe, speak, drink, receive drugs and fluids and undergo procedures such as blood tests and X-rays.

The advanced equipment cost over £42,000 and is one of the newest purchases by the Appeal, which support the Leeds Children’s Hospital at Leeds General Infirmary.

The mannequins are used in training staff for emergency situations, meaning critical interventions can be practiced time after time. Research has shown that real-life simulations are far more effective than lectures in ensuring important information is retained.

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