Greci, L., Ramloll, R., Hurst, S., et al. (2013). vTrain: A Novel Curriculum for Patient Surge Training in a Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE). Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 28(3):215-22.
This article describes a small pilot program of training delivered to emergency department staff to prepare for patient surge using a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE). Participants all reported an increase in disaster preparedness knowledge, and improved team communication, planning, team decision making, and the ability to visualize and reflect on their performance.