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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event15th Annual Conference on Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2007 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Feb 20079 Feb 2007


  • Triage
  • disaster medicine
  • patient simulation
  • virtual patients


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