Whitney, R., Burke, R., Lehman-Huskamp, K., et al. (2016). On Shaky Ground: Learner Response and Confidence After Tabletop Earthquake Simulation. (Free registration required.) Pediatric Emergency Care. 32(8):520-4.
Pediatric residents participated in a tabletop simulation that included 3 pediatric earthquake victims. Confidence in treating earthquake victims improved significantly post-simulation. The authors conclude that tabletop simulations are effective at improving residents’ comfort with responding to rare events.