A heritage building in central Wodonga is now home to first aid, CPR and other medical training.
Yatson Training owner and lead trainer, Jackie Hislop started the business from her home in 2020.
“I had been going to sites like aged care facilities and different organisations to deliver training before now,” she said.
Jackie, who is a registered nurse, said there was a high demand for her services now located at 74a Church St, Wodonga (which is a former customs house).
“It’s huge because every organisation, it doesn’t have to be health care, any business needs someone who can assist if there’s an emergency or an incident requiring first aid,” she said.
“We offer corporate first aid training, as well as onsite group training for up to 20 people.”
Jackie has two other trainers onboard and offers flexibility for clients.
“We offer face-to-face training but also have an online component,” she said.
“We can also provide training at locations, if requested.”
The business offers a wide range of training from basic through to accredited training for first aid and CPR, manual handling, anaphylaxis, diabetes, peg feeding and catheter training.
The company also offers training in medication administration for those who may be assisting with medication in disability or aged care settings.
“We also do manual handling, which goes hand in hand for people working in disability and aged care,” Jackie said.
The business is unique because it has a hoist onsite to show people how to transfer people safely.
“We are also unique because we offer flexibility as we realise that not everyone can do training on weekdays,” Jackie said.
“I’m working with a couple of GPs at the moment to update their CPR certificates and do defibrillator training.”
After years of working as a registered nurse and later working in aged care, there was an opening for a nurse educator which required Jackie to undertake training to become a professional trainer.
“I have experience working at Wodonga TAFE as a trainer and that’s where I came into the disability field,” she said.
“I still wanted to do the training so I decided to start my own business.”
Jackie noticed a big gap in the market for professional trainers in the Wodonga area.
“We have had people come from Melbourne to do the training,” she said.
Next year Jackie is looking to offer first aid workshops for children aged from eight or ten to learn the basics.
The business is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm.
For an after-hours appointment, phone Jackie on 0450 533 179.