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A VIRTUAL PEDIATRIC SIMULATOR (VPS) FOR
EMERGENCY SCENARIO TRAINING OF MILITARY MEDICAL
PERSONNEL
James Gerard1, Anthony S...
• VPS developed consisting of 7 screen-based
simulated scenarios for:
– Anaphylactic shock
– Septic shock
– Seizure/apnea
...
VPS Screen Shot
Timeline
Timeline
Background
Multi-center study currently underway to collect
evidence to support the validity of the VPS if used as
an asse...
Hypotheses
• Subjects with greater subject matter
knowledge will perform better on the
game than those with less knowledge...
• Evaluate the game on 60 subjects:
– 20 Medical students
– 20 Pediatric residents
– 20 PEM/PCCM attendings
International ...
Approach / Design
• Based on validation testing and end-
user testing data:
– Refine/further develop scenarios
– Add tutor...
Future Plan
• Submit data to ONR in November, 2015
along with white paper proposal for
additional funding to further devel...
• P: Medics/physicians in training
• I: VPS training
• C: No VPS training
• O: Performances on simulated
case/cases
Intern...
1. Best approach to conducting the T1 study?
2. Should we make the VPS more gamey, if so
how?
3. If we develop more scenar...
Name: Jim Gerard
Institution: Saint Louis University
Phone: 314-577-5360
email: gerardjm@slu.edu
International Network for...
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Virtual Pediatric Simulator

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Dr Jim Gerard (St. Louis Univ) describes his work with BreakAway Ltd and the Virtual Pediatric Simulator designed for combat medics, nurses, and physicians.

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Virtual Pediatric Simulator

  1. 1. A VIRTUAL PEDIATRIC SIMULATOR (VPS) FOR EMERGENCY SCENARIO TRAINING OF MILITARY MEDICAL PERSONNEL James Gerard1, Anthony Scalzo1, Marc Auerbach2, David Kessler3, Todd Chang4 1Saint Louis University; 2Yale University; 3Columbia University; 4Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Serious Game Mindmeld – Oct 1, 2015 International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education
  2. 2. • VPS developed consisting of 7 screen-based simulated scenarios for: – Anaphylactic shock – Septic shock – Seizure/apnea – Respiratory failure – DKA – SVT (stable and unstable) – Bronchiolitis • Player is an ED physician in the 1st person, non- linear, no immediate feedback. International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education Background
  3. 3. VPS Screen Shot
  4. 4. Timeline
  5. 5. Timeline
  6. 6. Background Multi-center study currently underway to collect evidence to support the validity of the VPS if used as an assessment tool.
  7. 7. Hypotheses • Subjects with greater subject matter knowledge will perform better on the game than those with less knowledge (discriminant validity). • VPS game scores will correlate with scores on a written test covering similar content (convergent validity).
  8. 8. • Evaluate the game on 60 subjects: – 20 Medical students – 20 Pediatric residents – 20 PEM/PCCM attendings International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education Approach / Design Written Test Game Demo Play Scenarios • Game scores recorded • 18 subjects video recorded and game screens captured Post-Game Survey/Interview (Perceptions Data)
  9. 9. Approach / Design • Based on validation testing and end- user testing data: – Refine/further develop scenarios – Add tutorial mode/real-time feedback – Make the VPS more “gamey” • More funding needed to do all of this right!
  10. 10. Future Plan • Submit data to ONR in November, 2015 along with white paper proposal for additional funding to further develop the VPS. • Propose T1 study to compare simulated performances of subjects who train on the VPS versus those who don’t.
  11. 11. • P: Medics/physicians in training • I: VPS training • C: No VPS training • O: Performances on simulated case/cases International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education PICO Question
  12. 12. 1. Best approach to conducting the T1 study? 2. Should we make the VPS more gamey, if so how? 3. If we develop more scenarios, which are the highest priority? International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education 3 Questions to improve study
  13. 13. Name: Jim Gerard Institution: Saint Louis University Phone: 314-577-5360 email: gerardjm@slu.edu International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education Contact Information

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