IRC are an international search and rescue team and recently some of our volunteers have undertaken intensive training on how to respond to emergency situations.
The training took place at Northumbria University.
The University hosted a trauma training day for the International Rescue Corps, in collaboration with the specialist rescue organisation.
The event at Northumbria’s Clinical Skills Centre gave IRC members the opportunity to undergo intensive training with a variety of dramatic scenarios and simulations. These included trauma-related workshops which covered how to handle spinal care injuries, resuscitation scenarios and how to effectively treat major cuts and wounds.
The day was developed by Northumbria University to help members of the charity to gain an insight into the injuries they may see and have to treat while in disaster situations.
Alongside qualified members of the IRC team, Northumbria academics were also involved in the teaching demonstrations, showcasing the hard work involved in handling specialist rescue cases.