Australind volunteers enhance training with Albemarle funded equipment
- St John WA Australind Sub Centre receives almost $50,000 in advanced training equipment funded by Albemarle.
- Two new resuscitation manikins with highly realistic vital signs and IV cannulas will be used to train regional paramedics and volunteers.
Albemarle has funded almost $50,000 in state-of-the-art training equipment for St John WA’s Australind Sub Centre through St John Giving.
Two new resuscitation training manikins, known as ‘Anne dolls’, specially fitted with advanced features such as airway devices and intravenous (IV) cannulas, will be used to train regional St John WA paramedics and volunteers in life-saving techniques.
Albemarle Australia Country Manager Beverley East said the ambulance service provided vital emergency medical services for the region.
“Albemarle values the important work of regional paramedic teams, including St John staff and volunteers based near us at Australind,” she said.
“Any investment that could potentially save a life is worthwhile, and as a company we are committed to the goal of serving both people and planet.”
Ms East said while Albemarle in Australia was mostly known for battery-grade lithium processing for electric vehicles, the company had very strong global connections to health services.
“Globally, Albemarle produces speciality products which are used in life-saving devices such as pacemakers, glucose monitoring systems and portable defibrillators, so it feels very natural to us to support organisations such as St John in Western Australia.”
St John WA Australind Station Manager Lee Headland welcomed the funding boost.
“We are extremely grateful for Albemarle’s support in funding two new Resus Anne manikins,” he said.
“These simulation manikins replicate a wide range of vital signs from palpable pulses to precise blood pressure measurements, accurate breathing rates and realistic chest sounds.
“By incorporating scenario-based training with these manikins, volunteers gain the valuable opportunity to practice conducting comprehensive patient assessments and apply their clinical judgment prior to engaging with real patients.”
St John Giving is the fundraising arm of St John WA and supports the organisation’s charitable activities.