Simulation Training with Structured Debriefing Improves Residents’ Pediatric Disaster Triage Performance

Cicero, M., Auerbach, M., Zigmont, J., et al. (2012). Simulation Training with Structured Debriefing Improves Residents’ Pediatric Disaster Triage Performance. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 27(3):239-44.
Pediatric residents received a didactic training in preparation for participation in a series of simulation exercises using actors and low- and high-fidelity patient simulators as part of a multi-victim school shooting scenario. A group structured debriefing followed the first simulation, and new 10-victim simulation exercises were presented 1 week later, and again 5 months later. Participants demonstrated significant improvement of triage skills during the second simulation, and retained that improvement during the third simulation.
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