Red Cross makes now virtual reality in first aid courses
The Red Cross goes from september virtual reality movies to use in their first aid courses. This wants the organisation to ensure that the students are better able to empathize in situations of emergency, and that they can learn how they can best act.
The films will first be used during the Borders largest first aid lesson, which is on 9 september at the Dam in Amsterdam takes place.
icipants here are three important first-aid actions to learn: what they should do in verslikking, how a person in a stable side position can be placed and what should be done with a major injury.
The participants get for their start of the record attempt via a virtual reality film into 360 degrees an emergency. This is done with a VR-glasses, where they use their phones in places. After seeing the movie, they decide how they then act.
This method will then be used in the regular courses, reports the Red Cross Tuesday. “In our practice-first aid courses we are already using a lotus; someone who pretends to be a victim and on a realistic and professional way can mimic. To the students even better to feel how it is like to be in such an emergency the need to act, we now also make use of VR,” says Nico Zuurmond, head assistance of the Netherlands.
The current record is FIRST-class, now at 1.795 participants, the Red Cross wants to this time, 2,500 people participate.