An interactive paediatric simulator was delivered to the paediatric department of Faro Hospital (CHUA) on June 30.
The cost of the simulator was close to €25,000 which was raised by contributions from Faro and Moncarapacho councils, the Rotary Clubs of Albufeira, Almancil, Estoi, Faro, Lagoa, Lagos, Olhão and Tavira plus individual Rotarians.
Present at the handover ceremony were Carlos Baía, representing Faro town hall, Dr José Maio, director of the hospital’s paediatric department, and Mara Duarte, Rotary Governor for District 1960.
Isabel Gonçalves, President of Rotary Club of Faro, who initiated the project, expressed her emotions, through a poem that she read to the assistance team.
This equipment will meet the education and training needs of healthcare providers, such as nurses, students and first aid assistants. It is a realistic unisex mannequin, the size of a teenager, equipped with software for training in life-saving skills, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiovascular life support, traumas, first aid following an accident and child abuse awareness. It includes intubation and defibrillation capabilities, monitoring blood pressure and pulse, and other features. It will be instrumental in life saving training.