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Preliminary Validation Results of DigEmergo for Surge Capacity Management
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. (MDA)
Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical Programme.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Clinical Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology. (Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine)
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (COIN)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5943-0679
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference 2016 / [ed] Tapia, A.; Antunes, P.; Bañuls, V.A.; Moore, K.; Porto, J., ISCRAM , 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents preliminary analysis from a validation study of a novel emergency medicine command and control training and evaluation simulator: DIGEMERGO®. The simulated emergency scenario was a surge capacity event at a generic emergency department, in which the participants took on a management role as the emergency department’s coordinating head nurse. A between group validation design with medical expert and novice participants was used. Initial analysis examined three triage measures associated with surge capacity management performance: time to triage, amount of patients triaged, and triage accuracy. The results show that experts were significantly more accurate at triaging in-hospital patients, but not incoming trauma patients. No significant differences in time or number of patients triaged was found. These initial results partially indicate simulator validity, but trauma patient triage accuracy suffered from a confounding variable in the triage system used. Analysis of additional measures is undergoing to further investigate validity claims.

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ISCRAM , 2016.
, Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, ISSN 2411-3387
Keyword [en]
Simulator validation, between group analysis, command and control, performance measures, emergency medicine, surge capacity
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Computer Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128700ISBN: 9788460879848OAI: diva2:931618
The 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 22-25, 2016
Available from: 2016-05-30 Created: 2016-05-30 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

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