/ 13 October 2022

THE PHILIPPINE Red Cross is now equipped with five state-of-the-art training mannequins to ensure its emergency medical services training program is at par with international standards.

The high-tech training mannequins are capable of highly developed instructions and simulations of realistic and correct anatomical and physiological conditions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation by means of rescue breathing and chest compression.

Equipped with a mechanical monitoring instrument, the PRC’s training “robots” have lifelike anatomy making it suitable for the correct placement of defibrillation pads.

PRC said that these training “robots” will provide real life simulation experience to individuals training as emergency medical responders. It will also provide critical life-saving knowledge for its personnel for ambulance operation management and mass casualty incident management.

“The public should know that the Red Cross is always striving for innovation, and we push to excel in any service we provide. These state-of-the-art training robots will ensure that the training we give will help people save more lives, and that is what is important to us, saving lives,” PRC Chairman Richard Gordon said.

“We really want to build a culture of safety among Filipinos by having one trained first aider in every household,” Gordon added.

The PRC plans to acquire five more robots to add to its high-tech training assets to serve more chapters nationwide.