Vr Technology and Educational Escape Rooms Used to Train over 600 School Children in Vital ...

"If I ever came across or was involved in a medical emergency, I'd feel like I'd know what to do now."

That's one student's assessment of a new program that uses virtual reality and escape rooms to teach high school students in Scotland how to respond to medical emergencies.

The pilot Young Minds Save Lives program, run by the Scottish Ambulance Service, has already trained more than 600 students on topics including CPR, recognizing strokes, chest pain, and heart attacks, drug and alcohol harm, and excessive bleeding from penetrating wounds, per a press release.

Students also learned about volunteer opportunities and careers in health care through the program, which was developed with the help of the University of Glasgow and is being funded by the National Health Service in Scotland.

Students then took part in educational escape rooms, where they had to solve problems using information from the dummies they'd been taught.

"It's also really increased my confidence, so if I ever came across or was involved in a medical emergency, I'd feel like I'd know what to do now," says Mia Tait, a student at Shawlands Academy.

"The program has also given me more of an insight into the work of paramedics and the potential career and volunteering options that

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