GWAAC Clinical Engagment
Great Western Air Ambulance Charity produces a number of programmes designed to share knowledge and skills with clinical professionals.
Our crew have monthly clinical governance days designed to eductate our crew and improve our service. We have now begun to open these days to clinical professionals looking to find out more about our work.
We have developed some enhanced training forparamedics and nurses responding to 999 calls on behalf of SWAST including private and voluntary providers. An opportunity to practice and simulate clinical skills and scenarios.
Help train the next generation of lifesavers
We are looking for basic life support trained professionals who are able to volunteer their time to deliver Great Western Hearts training sessions to students in secondary schools across our region. Our hour-long sessions involve a group demonstration and practical exercises based on the DRS-ABC method, including how to use an AED. Each session is tailored to the length of a school lesson and can be up to an hour long.
In 2023, our Heartstarters volunteers visited nearly a quarter of the schools in our region, training over 6,000 school children with these potentially lifesaving skills. Combine this with the training they did with our corporate and community groups as well, this brings the total of people trained to well over 15,000 since the programme's inception in 2016. But we don't want to stop there.