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Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Simulator in Sustainment Training.


PB2003102383

Publication Date 1999
Personal Author Agazio, J. G.
Page Count 24
Abstract Is there a better way to train our health care personnel to prepare them to operate in a chemical biological environment yet continue to provide for patient care. Could virtual reality (VR) technology be useful in providing a more realistic, hands-on training for skills needed by military medical personnel in their performance of patient/casualty care under chemical-biological conditions. Virtual reality offers a new training modality with the promise of realistic training with many potential savings. VR simulations such as Cath-Sim could provide an alternative to IV arms and moulaged casualties whiling away a day by providing an integrated hands-on experience without ever leaving the classroom. The purpose of this pilot work was to assess the usefulness, cost-effectiveness, and user satisfaction of the Cath-Sim Intravenous Training System for teaching and achieving competence at IV insertion while in MOPP level 4 for military medical personnel.
Keywords
  • Virtual reality
  • Computerized simulation
  • Medical services
  • Military medicine
  • Training
  • Biological warfare training
  • Patients
  • Health care personnel
  • Biological warfare
  • Chemical warfare
  • Casualties
  • Military training
  • Warfare
  • Defense systems
  • Military personnel
  • Threats
  • Cost effectiveness
Source Agency
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
Corporate Authors Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Rockville, MD.; TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Rept. for 1 Sep 99-31 Aug 00.
NTIS Issue Number 200308
Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Simulator in Sustainment Training.
Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Simulator in Sustainment Training.
PB2003102383

  • Virtual reality
  • Computerized simulation
  • Medical services
  • Military medicine
  • Training
  • Biological warfare training
  • Patients
  • Health care personnel
  • Biological warfare
  • Chemical warfare
  • Casualties
  • Military training
  • Warfare
  • Defense systems
  • Military personnel
  • Threats
  • Cost effectiveness
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
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