The Cochrane Rotary Club has a proud history of donating valued equipment to the Cochrane Urgent Care Centre.

The Rotarians have recently stepped forward to provide four high-tech pediatrics training mannequins called Laerdal Little Baby PR.

Dr. Glenn Curtis, urgent care head doctor, says the latest donation is appreciated and is a perfect fit for the need to now conduct regular training in smaller groups. Before the pandemic, training was completed with other urgent care staff in large classroom settings.

"Having the ability to do that in-house with these mannequins has been a fantastic step to keep us current and trained."

He says the mannequins are state-of-the-art.

"They actually give us feedback about how we're doing chest compressions, whether we're doing them too quickly or slowly, whether we're pushing hard enough or too hard, whether we're breathing the right volume. A great deal of additional learning comes from these tools versus the old mannequins that provided no feedback at all. These actually hook up to an iPad and gives a visual display of everything we're doing."

Dr. Curtis joined the centre staff three days after it opened 10 years ago. He full well knows the contributions made by the Rotarians and the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation. That same sentiment is echoed by a plaque in the lobby recognizing the two organizations.