Major Incident Preparation for Acute Hospitals: Current State-of-the-Art, Training Needs Analysis, and the Role of Novel Virtual Worlds Simulation Technologies
The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 06/26/2012
Cohen DC et al. – Communications was the most frequently commented–on area requiring improvement. Participants felt that lack of constructive feedback reduced the effectiveness of the exercises. All participants commented that virtual worlds technology could be successfully utilized for training. The creation of an immersive environment, increased training opportunity, and improved participant feedback were thought to be amongst the greatest benefits. There are clear deficiencies with current major incident preparation. Utilizing virtual worlds technology as an adjunct to existing exercises could improve training and response in the future.