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Virtual simulation-enhanced triage training for Iraqi medical personnel

Citation

Kizakevich, P., Culwell, A., Furberg, R., Gemeinhardt, D., Grantlin, S., Hubal, R., ... Dombroski, R. T. (2007). Virtual simulation-enhanced triage training for Iraqi medical personnel. In J. D. Westwood, R. S. Haluck, H. M. Hoffman, G. T. Mogel, R. Phillips, R. A. Robb, & K. G. Vosburgh (Eds.), Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 15 - in vivo, in vitro, in silico: Designing the Next in Medicine. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics series (pp. 223-228). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Abstract

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, blending didactic learning with simulation-based triage offers an alternative training methodology