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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Farra S, Hodgson E, Miller ET
Effects of virtual reality simulation on worker emergency evacuation of neonates.
This study compared differences in learning outcomes among newborn intensive care unit (NICU) workers who underwent emergency evacuation training either with virtual reality simulation (VRS) or web-based clinical updates (CU). The workers were evaluated based on knowledge gained, confidence with evacuation, and performance in a live evacuation exercise. Workers were randomly assigned to VRS or CU. The groups did not statistically differ based on Cognitive Assessment scores or self-evaluations. However, the VRS group performed statistically better than the CU group in the live exercise. This study points to the effectiveness of virtual reality training.
Citation: Farra S, Hodgson E, Miller ET . Effects of virtual reality simulation on worker emergency evacuation of neonates. Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2019 Apr;13(2):301-08. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2018.58..
Keywords: Emergency Preparedness, Newborns/Infants, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Simulation, Training, Education: Continuing Medical Education
Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Walsh B
Correlation between paramedic disaster triage accuracy in screen-based simulations and immersive simulations.
This study examined the effectiveness of adding a screen-based simulation (SBS) to immersive simulation of a disaster for triage education of paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted with emergency medical personnel who had completed an immersive simulation of a school shooting, interacted with an SBS for 13 weeks, and completed the immersive simulation again. The participants were divided into groups: one who had gone through the Seconds to Survival (60S) disaster triage SBS and the other who had not. There was a significant increase in triage accuracy with immersive simulation, but SBS did not correlate with performance in the immersive simlation.
Citation: Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Walsh B . Correlation between paramedic disaster triage accuracy in screen-based simulations and immersive simulations. Prehosp Emerg Care 2019 Jan-Feb;23(1):83-89. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2018.1475530..
Keywords: Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Simulation, Training, Education: Continuing Medical Education