During the Segamed Congress in Nice on January 19th and 20th 2018, the researchers of ILumens and LATI of the Université Paris Descartes research laboratories presented one of their scientific articles from the MacCoy Critical research project. Medusims is participating in this French National Research Agency (ANR) project over 42 months to adapt its virtual […]
Last June, the 23rd annual meeting of the Society in Europe Applied to Medicine (SESAM) was held in the Sorbonne in Paris. Medusims presented a preview of its innovative programme Traumasims-Damage control . This training programme of the management of a mass influx of casualties was created for emergency doctors, fire fighters and nurses.
The SESAM annual congress enables discussion between health and scientific professionals about different themes: the improvement of the quality and safety of care, the training of health professionals by simulation with an increasing emphasis given to Serious Games and other virtual technologies. The congress had nearly 800 European and International participants from Asia or Latin America.
Traumasims- Damage Control functionalities
This training in managing a mass influx of casualties constitutes a primordial issue for health professionals. They have been charmed by the scope of possibilities that this simulator offers. Indeed, a panel of 48 casualties can be included in the different scenarios. These casualties are taken care of at the Casualty Collection Point located in a community centre.
The user must thereby sort them out according to the severity of their condition: extremely urgent, urgent or nonurgent, and the patients involved.
Several educational objectives are addressed:
- the realisation of the triage of casualties,
- the techniques of Damage Control
- the management of evacuations.
Several levels of difficulty are possible thanks to diverse limitations in terms of transport resources or treatment time.
The scenarios are also customisable – choice of the type of injuries (by truck ramraids, shooting and/or explosion), number of casualties, length of the simulation and available resources.
Thereby, a large number of visitors were able to test preview TRAUMASIMS® DAMAGE CONTROL at the exhibition stand: doctors, academic trainers, managers of simulation centres and medical equipment distributors.
The first feedback is the feeling of stress generated by the medical and visual realism of the situations and the soundscape. The immersive aspect and the flexibility of use have been particularly appreciated. Furthermore, training with a medical Serious Game allows the repetition of scenarios, which seems like a major strong point in the training programme.
The presentation of Franck Amalric, Managing Director of Medusims on “The integration of simulation in the healthcare domain: the promise and potential of virtual medical simulation” has also been very well received, generating a discussion on the educational impact of simulation and the modification of clinical practices.
Attractivité, efficacité pédagogique, avantage de coût : voici les raisons pour lesquelles la simulation médicale numérique va transformer les pratiques et du coup améliorer la sécurité et la qualité des soins.” F. Amalric
A promising first step for Traumasims- Damage control, an innovative tool in the training and evaluation of skills in the management of a mass influx of casualties.
Other scenes will be deployed to complete this pedagogical programme.
To keep informed of developments, you can visit the website: TraumaSims