• Journal Article

Virtual medical trainer. Patient assessment and trauma care simulator

Citation

Kizakevich, P., McCartney, M., Nissman, D., Starko, K., & Smith, N. T. (1998). Virtual medical trainer. Patient assessment and trauma care simulator. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 50, 309-315.

Abstract

The Virtual Medical Trainer (VMET) combines multimedia sound and graphics with physiological engines, medical-procedures databases, and 3-D patients to produce an interactive environment that can mimic the cognitive pre-hospital assessment and care demands of a real emergency. VMET uses a reconfigurable component software and training framework that allows a uniform user interface, ease of increasing training complexity, and expansion of the software components. VMET provides an opportunity to experience a range of trauma scenarios prior to the challenge of an actual trauma situation