Virtual Reality Training in Mass Casualty Response

Recent mass casualty events demonstrate that targeted hemorrhage control, swift extrication with minimal interventions, and immediate transport are priorities for care. During this workshop, participants will navigate a scene and triage patients within an interactive, immersive VR simulation designed with the Unity virtual reality software. Patients are modeled after a universal avatar and have a variety of life-threatening injuries (e.g. acute arterial bleed, penetrating injury, pneumothorax, amputations). Learners will be provided with a guided summary of their performance.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the field triage algorithms and discuss the differences they present

  • Apply life saving interventions that can be used in a mass casualty scenario

  • Apply the SALT triage algorithm in a virtual reality subway bombing 

Sponsored by both the Disaster Medicine and Emergency Medical Services Interest Groups

Event Information

May 16, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)