CAE Brunei teams up with JPMC for first aid training
CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) now offers training in basic life support and first aid after partnering with Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC).
The flight simulator training centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding with JPMC at its Rimba facility yesterday.
CAE Brunei MPTC Director Kevin Speed said the collaboration will advance the healthcare training capabilities in the sultanate by creating new and certified healthcare training courses that will attract local and regional students.
The partnership will start with first aid courses at MPTC, with plans to expand the courses in Advanced Life Saving, he said.
Head of Marketing Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin said JPMC previously provided training in basic life support and first aid at its centre.
However, JPMC needed a larger facility to cater to increasing demand from clients.
He added that more companies realised the importance of equipping their employees with knowledge in basic life support and first aid.
“We can only facilitate training for about 25 individuals at a time at JPMC. At CAE MPTC now, we are able to facilitate over 40 at a time. CAE MPTC also has better facilities for the training for basic life support and first aid. Any training (previously) conducted by JPMC will be carried out at the CAE MPTC from now on,” he said.
Ak Danny said JPMC will continue to develop more healthcare courses with CAE Brunei MPTC, and that training would also be extended to clients from abroad.
“We are encouraging more local companies to train with us in basic life support and first aid, especially those who take HSE and occupational health seriously at their workplaces,” he said.
CAE Brunei MPTC Healthcare and Emergency Management Programme Consultant Lt Col (R) Pg Dr Rosman Pg Hj Ismail said the centre has equipment such as physiologically responsive mannequins, surgical instruments and simulators as well as cardiac simulation machines as part of its healthcare programmes.
“This technology is brought to Brunei, along with the curriculum that supports these machines. What we hope to do is for JPMC and CAE Brunei MPTC to develop courses and healthcare training simulations that will not only benefit JPMC, but also healthcare organisations in Brunei,” he said on the sidelines of the ceremony.
Speed signed the MoU on behalf of CAE Brunei MPTC, while Executive Director and Medical Director Dato Paduka Dr Hj Isham Jaafar represented JPMC.
The Brunei Times