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Manikin revolutionises community services training

ATA Training is exctied to introduce a new life-size manikin

ATA Training’s new manikin offers students the chance to practise care activities such as hoisting.

ATA Training has introduced an innovative new piece of equipment that takes community services training to the next level: a life-size manikin.

Affectionately named Sam, the manikin has a wealth of features that enable him to be treated exactly like a real person in a care facility or in their own home.

The same size and weight as a fully grown man, Sam offers students the life-like opportunity to practise care activities such as bathing, dressing and hoisting.

Nurses can also use Sam to practice a wealth of clinical procedures, including stoma care, catheterisation, giving injections and intravenous fluids, and removing stitches.

The manikin is fully adaptable and includes male and female parts, as well as limbs that can mimic amputation, paralysis, pressure sores and wounds.

Usually only found in universities, the manikin revolutionises the way CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support training can be delivered.

Michelle Tilley, RTO Manager at ATA Training, said the team was excited to work with Sam.

Sam the manikin

Sam has limbs that can mimic amputation, paralysis, pressure sores and wounds.

“This is an exciting addition to our resources at ATA Training. As well as offering theory and simulated workplace tasks, we can now extend our classroom training to include real, practical experience, which really sets us apart from other registered training organisations.

“Exposure to a life-like manikin is invaluable for students, whose next step will be going out and using what they have learnt on real people. This makes that transition between theory and practice so much easier, creating a safer experience for clients and giving our students the skills and confidence they need to excel in their careers, no matter what their area of specialism,” said Michelle.

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Find out more about our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support training courses.