Medium-fidelity medical simulators: use in a pre-hospital, operational, military environment.

J. J. Morrison*, K. Forbes, L. Woolrich-Burt, R. Russell, P. F. Mahoney

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On Operation Telic 6, the UK Med Group consisting of 3 Close Support Medical Regiment and 205 Field Hospital (Volunteers) deployed to provide medical support to coalition forces in Iraq. Personnel were drawn from Regular and Territorial Units, plus additional medical support from Armies of the Czech Republic and Denmark. The efficient delivery of operational emergency medical care hinged upon the successful integration of personnel from these units. We report on the use of a medium-fidelity simulator, in a pre-hospital and hospital environment over a three month period on an operational tour. In conducting 42 exercises (12 of which commenced in a pre-hospital environment), we have demonstrated the feasibility of the system in rehearsing the management of the major trauma patient. This training was used to enhance teamwork, identify system deficiencies and practise solutions in a safe environment.This paper discusses our experiences in relation to the current literature on this expanding area of trauma training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


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