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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