Virtual simulation-enhanced triage training for Iraqi medical personnel

Paul N Kizakevich, Andrew Culwell, Robert Furberg, Don Gemeinhardt, Susan Grantlin, Robert Hubal, Allison Stafford, R Todd Dombroski
2007 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
Triage, establishing the priority of care among casualties in disaster management, is generally practiced using constructive tabletop or live exercises. Actual disasters involving multiple casualties occur rarely, offering little opportunity for gaining experience and competency assessment. When they do occur, response needs to be rapid and well-learned. In the Iraqi medical education environment where the need for triage is immediate, but the ability to stage practice is nearly impossible,
more » ... rly impossible, blending didactic learning with simulation-based triage offers an alternative training methodology.
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