Use of a Hemorrhage Simulator to Train Military Medics
Author: Mabry, Robert L.
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 170, Number 11, November 2005 , pp. 921-925(5)
Abstract:Background: The leading cause of preventable battlefield death is extremity hemorrhage. This study examines how current first aid training for the management of severe extremity hemorrhage can be improved by using a patient simulator. Methods: This was a prospective trial involving two cohorts of U.S. Army combat medic trainees. The control group received the standard first aid training for bleeding, including lectures and practical exercises. The study group received the same lectures but was exposed to a hemorrhage simulator during the practical exercises. Both groups were then evaluated during a field exercise 7 weeks later. Results: The study group showed a statistically significant improvement in the time it took to stop severe extremity hemorrhage in a simulated patient. Conclusions: Simple innovations in training may play a significant role in preparing medics (and combatants) to care for injuries they will encounter on the battlefield.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2005-11-01
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