Improving the quality and efficiency of emergency care
Virtual Triage is a simulator with unlimited virtual victims to get practice and experience in implementing this system of triage.
A correction system for each case with details on the points at which the user has made a mistake.
A registration system with cases made and an adjustment of the time limit for each case based on self-adaptive along the experience of the user. A guide for beginners in the concepts of triage and a protocol guide with instructions and concepts to work properly in a rescue situation with many casualties. Instructions and concrete explanation to understand and implement the START method.
As effective as a practice or simulation class in this area.
The global population is increasing at risk of incidents, intentional or not, which may result in numerous and simultanean casualties. The globalization of communications, transport and economy ease both massive movements and crowds, in daily life as well as during the celebration of important events. And there is a growing concern for governments to respond effectively to such incidents.
In any incident response protocol with multiple victims, there are two fundamental challenges: the organization and coordination of a scenario usually messy (command and control), and the classification of the many victims to prioritize their assistance (triage). Triage is the tool that allows, through an internationally recognized color code, classify victims according to severity and probability of survival, prioritizing their rescue and attention when their number exceeds the resources available.
Given the environment of chaos and insecurity in which is often necessary to apply a triage method, it is necessary for the chosen method to be simple and applicable by non-medical personnel (rescuers, firefighters, police, etc.) and that this staff had been trained in the application of that method.
Continuously train all potential participants in an incident of this nature is expensive, so usually they only receive a first introduction course and a refresh training action, very often in the form of sporadic drills.
Virtualware Group has developed the first virtual learning tool based on a validated software to train and create an adequate formative discipline in Triage.
When the incident arises, it is hard to remember the steps of the method if it is not well integrated and can not be put to consultation at the time, so in most cases the triage algorithm does not obey to a decisive goal but to the experience and willingness of managers do, most of the time overwhelmed by the event. By not applying a method of triage, unfair decisions will be taken, errors will occur and will bring chaos to hospitals with uncontrolled evacuation of victims.
VirtualTriage can provide people working in the security environment and emergencies a continuous training program in triage. Accessible from multiple digital platforms (computer, tablet, smartphone), and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Allows different work environments, depending on the type of incident. And the number of victims is unlimited and can prolong or repeat training without repeating periodically or buy new cases.
Impact on economy
The traditional training method of triage is often expensive because of the need to employ simulation actors or dummies, and to the limited number of students that can be formed in each classroom course.
For the simulations, the high cost and limited effectiveness due to the scarce participants and its poor timing, make it more of a media event than a training work.
The costs of these professionals are around $ 120 per 3 hours and classes rarely exceed 20 students. VirtualTriage provides a training platform accessible from anywhere with just a program, a digital medium and an internet connection, thus avoiding unnecessary travel, and subsistence expenses and releases.
Furthermore, it is possible to repeat the training as often as needed without increasing too much costs because you can train many students at once. Better triage training can reduce health care costs on the victims of an incident as it facilitates the optimization of healthcare resources necessary to take care of them.
Impact on culture
Professionals working in the security environment and emergencies need to feel safe, renewing and strengthening their knowledge regularly. Virtual Triage provides an easy to use tool with which we can acquire the skills to deal with situations very complicated and unusual.
It is also a great way to train volunteers who help daily in the Olympics, that, led by these professionals, can assist in the care tasks MVI.
Impact on ecology
A system like the one we offer, is more sustainable in the long term.
The eLearning requires no paper waste, reduce fuel costs because it prevents the movement of the in-person classes and prevent duplication of costs and waste generation of the different agencies in materials such as simulation dummies and others.
Impact on politics
With the use of Virtualtriagem, current administration would be providing workers the learning resources necessary for good management of a hypothetical incident with multiple victims, saving financial resources and with a balance between price and performance.
It would give security to the public and the general organization of the Games, knowing that the staff responsible for safety and emergencies is sufficiently prepared for such events. It would bring vision of future, because the learning would be useful not only for the period of existence of the Olympics, it would be, also, a long-term investment that would benefit a good attention to everyday emergencies, as the triage is a tool that can be applied in the daily life of any emergency service, with more limited incidents such as traffic crashes, fires, accidents, etc..