More than 1,000 adolescent MDA volunteers participate in summer training courses

During the summer holidays, Magen David Adom (MDA) taught courses for teens in first aid care with the goal of improving the medical education of teen volunteers at MDA. Volunteers were trained to deal with multiple victim incidents and were provided with professional tools to teach first aid. These tools will be used throughout the coming year to train the next generation of volunteers.

Approximately 450 volunteers from across the country were trained to teach first aid and another 700 improved their training so they could help paramedics in multiple victim incidents.

As part of the courses, volunteers used advanced technology learning methods such as simulations and multimedia games, using virtual reality glasses that were specially developed to enhance the training of the next generation of MDA volunteers.

Participants in MDA courses practice with virtual reality glasses (credit: MDA SPOKESPERSON)

The courses were held in capsules and adhered to the COVID-19 restrictions dictated by the Ministry of Health in relation to summer programs. In order to ensure the health of the participants, anyone taking part had to present a green pass or a certificate stating that they had recovered from COVID.

    MDA final year exercise (credit: Amit Vaknin / MDA spokesperson) MDA final year exercise (credit: Amit Vaknin / MDA spokesperson)
“It’s exciting to see teen volunteers every summer, the next generation of MDAs taking time to improve and upgrade the professional tools they possess,” said Eli Bean, MDA CEO. “The power of MDA lies in the human wealth that is being built and teens are an important asset to the organization. I wish good luck to the graduates of the courses and a safe and healthy school year.”
    MDA final year exercise (credit: Amit Vaknin / MDA spokesperson) MDA final year exercise (credit: Amit Vaknin / MDA spokesperson)



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