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Elementary Disaster Medicine e-learning Course with VR Simulation for Emergency Field Workers

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Elementary Disaster Medicine e-learning Course with VR Simulation for Emergency Field Workers

Partnering with the Emergency Medicine Unit of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) launched a free e-learing course on elementary disaster medicine on three topics, namely field triage, CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) incidents and mass gathering events.

 

One key feature of this new programme is inclusion of a close to real life simulation exercise on each of the topic. After the first part of the module which is a lecture-based learning, participants will be brought to an around 15-min simulation exercise where participants will play the roles of first aid workers to handle patients on emergency scenes. On this project, the HKJCDPRI also collaborates with the XVR Simulation to develop this first pilot online VR simulation project of the training software company globally. 

 

The three modules on topics of field triage, CBRN and mass gathering events are three selected modules from the Disaster Medicine 202 course provided for the students of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong.  These modules are now provided free-of-charge on the HKJCDPRI e-learning platform. 

 

Each of the three module, listed as below, will engage participants in lectures and VR simulation for a total of around 45 minuites of time. 

  1. Disaster Medicine 202SA: The General Principles and Practical Skills You Need to Know About Triage;
  2. Disaster Medicine 202SB: The General Principles and Practical Skills You Need to Know About Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Incidents; and
  3. Disaster Medicine 202SC: The General Principles and Practical Skills You Need to Know About Mass Gathering Medicine.

 

To enroll in the course, please visit the HKJCDPRI's e-learning platform here.

 

VR massive casualty incident on a main road.

VR CBRN incident at an abandoned warehouse.

The VR simulated scenario at a carnival, a mass gathering event. 

Participants can use their mobile devices or desktops to enter the VR simulation exercises.