Have a go at ‘life saving’

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Members of the public are being offered a unique chance to test their skills as ‘doctors and nurses’ in life-and-death situations as a training centre at Mexborough celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday, April 19.

The simulation centre at Montagu Hospital helps health professionals hone their skills in caring for critically-ill patients by using incredibly life-like manikins that respond just like real patients. Their eyes blink and they have pulses, heart-beats and respond to medicines.

Visitors to the open day will be able to interact with a child manikin and change its heart rate and pulse.

During the day the team will demonstrate an emergency clinical scenario where they try to save the life of a ‘patient’ who has stopped breathing under anaesthetic.