Virtual-World Hospital Simulation for Real-World Disaster Response Design and Validation of a Virtual Reality Simulator for Mass Casualty Incident Ma

Pucher, P., Batrick, N., Taylor, D., et al. (2014). Virtual-World Hospital Simulation for Real-World Disaster Response: Design and Validation of a Virtual Reality Simulator for Mass Casualty Incident Management. (Abstract only.) Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 77(2):315–321.
The authors discuss the design and validation of an online hospital that allowed multiple clinicians to respond simultaneously to care for virtual mass casualty patients within limits of the hospital’s available resources. The authors conclude that the “customizability, reproducibility, and recordability combined with the low cost of implementation suggest that this potentially represents a powerful adjunct to existing training methods.”
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