CAE Virtual Paramedic
First responder paramedics called to the scene of a mass
casualty need to be ready to respond rapidly and make informed
decisions. The prognosis of a patient can be significantly improved
when emergency medical decisions and life-saving treatment are
administered to patients quickly at the site of the incident.
Training and preparation are essential to ensure that first
response teams will take the appropriate action in a coordinated
effort at the right time. With traditional exercise-based training
methods, it is nearly impossible for all paramedics to receive training simultaneously. The CAE Virtual Paramedic is an innovative, award-winning
simulation-based training solution, which can be integrated with a
learning management system, to cost-effectively and efficiently
help prepare paramedics for complex and critical situations.
Ambulance Victoria, Australia, has launched the CAE Virtual
Paramedic training solution to train all ambulance paramedic's
personnel so they are ready to respond in a timely and
cost-effective manner. The simulation scenarios are developed and
validated using data of actual incidents and patients. The CAE
Virtual Paramedic allows the trainees to interact with intelligent,
virtual characters representing other response agencies and
bystanders to make decisions that achieve the desired operational
outcome. CAE also implemented a learning management system to
record results and provide trainees feedback on their performance.
Plans for future development include implementing the roles of
transport officers and health commanders, which will enable
Ambulance Victoria paramedics to execute all the primary roles in
their emergency response plan.