College of Medicine developing virtual reality training simulation

The Ohio State College of Medicine made a VR simulation to train medical students (and professionals) in a mass-casualty events context. The program has been grant by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for more than 1,8 millions dollars.

The new VR simulation — led by Danforth and his co-principal investigator Nicholas Kman, an emergency medicine physician at the medical center — will show trainees ranging from medical students to EMTs a subway bombing scene with multiple victims.The user is responsible for acting as a first responder who determines the extent of the patients’ injuries, as well as takes the appropriate steps to treat them if necessary. The simulation also gives the “first responder” access to a medical bag with several tools such as tourniquets and triage tags, Danforth said.

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