Preparing Medical First Responders for Crises A Systematic Literature Review of Disaster Training Programs and Their Effectiveness
Baetzner, A., Wespi, R., Hill, Y., et al. (2022). Preparing Medical First Responders for Crises: A Systematic Literature Review of Disaster Training Programs and Their Effectiveness. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine.
The authors conducted a systematic review to understand the effectiveness of first responder training programs for disasters or mass casualty incidents. They reviewed 55 articles and found that performance in simulated scenarios was closest to real disasters, training using technology is a promising approach to training, but also that more research is needed on less-studied methods such as immersive virtual reality.