Jung, D., Carman, M., Aga, R., and Burnett, A. (2016). Disaster Preparedness in the Emergency Department Using In Situ Simulation. (Abstract only.) Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. 38(1):56-68.
To address errors observed in the emergency department during disasters, this mixed method pilot project was initiated to evaluate the effect of in situ simulation on providers’ knowledge of how to perform during a disaster, and competency in skills related to those actions, as well as on communication during a disaster. The authors contend that results demonstrate that in situ simulation can improve knowledge and communication during a disaster situation.