Anaesthetic Machine a Knock Out

Central have acquired an industry standard anaesthetic machine for use by Anaesthetic Technician students courtesy of the Royal Perth Hospital.

Dr. Simon Maclaurin and Roy Wyatt from the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at RPH were responsible for Central acquiring the machine.  Roy has been a long supporter of Central and together with Simon is helping ensure the best possible training is available to students.

A recent upgrade of their machines meant RPH was able to look for suitable homes for the leading edge equipment.

The machine, worth approximately $60,000, allows students to monitor a patient’s vital signs and control any drugs being administered.

Anaesthetic Technicians assist anaesthetists in patient preparation, administering anaesthetic as well as general healthcare tasks.

The use of this machine enables students to become familiar with industry standard equipment and better prepare them for working with anaesthetic technology within an operating theatre.

Previously, students had a sharp learning curve as they transitioned into the workforce and had to rapidly get up to speed with unfamiliar equipment.

Now students are able to simulate working in theatre conditions with industry standard equipment on the Mt Lawley campus.

 

Find out more about Anaesthetic Technology at Central:

http://www.central.wa.edu.au/Courses/HealthEduCommSvc/Pages/J089.aspx?cookieCheck=true#