27 November 2012
A $20,000 advanced simulation training system is the latest acquisition for Adelaide onsite health and emergency response company Sitemed.
It has been another successful year for Sitemed, having won the start-up category in the Telstra Australian Business Awards.
Sitemed believes being in remote locations such as mining camps should not stop people from receiving first class medical treatment.
Director Nicole Nott formed Sitemed in 2009 after identifying a gap in the market for high-level medical care in remote and industrial locations.
The business has also begun focusing on railway work. It has already secured a contract with Downer EDI to support the workforce who will carry out railway construction and repairs, 200km from Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory.
Ms Nott said training was another key element at Sitemed and the company was offering a variety of courses.
This had led to the investment in a state-of-the-art simulation training system. “It’s a computer operated simulation system,” she said.
“It consists of a mannequin (and) shows different symptoms such as cardiac arrest or respiratory problems.
“It’s all about keeping our staff up-to-date with all medical processes.”