Tech Grove Connect – Developing Criteria to Compare Military Medical Trauma Simulations Across Modalities

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  • 6/6/2024 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
  • Event Type : Webinar


The military trains medics on trauma management procedures using various methods and modalities of simulation. Simulation modalities for medical training may include manikins, part-task trainers, augmented/virtual reality, computer-based simulations, cadavers, or live animals. Each modality has benefits and limits, such as suitability for training a certain task, cost, scalability, and deployability. To choose the right simulation, it is important to examine modality benefits and limits to train specific medical tasks and to understand the capability gaps for the given training context.  


Join us to hear how this team of experts tackled the need, what the outcomes were, and plans for future evaluations that will help ensure optimal training for military medical personnel. This webinar features speakers from the team behind the Simulation I/ITSEC 2023 Best Paper nominee.


Meet the Speaker

Shannon Bailey, Ph.D., is a Senior Human Factors Scientist at the University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and Assistant Professor in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Medical Education.  She specializes in human factors and extended reality technologies, leading research efforts to investigate educational best practices and cutting-edge simulation technologies for training. Dr. Bailey previously worked as a Research Psychologist at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, where she contributed to several high-impact projects that were delivered to the warfighter. This research investigated the role of adaptive training for complex decision-making tasks, virtual reality technologies, game features, and feedback parameters in simulation-based training. Continuing her work at the University of South Florida, Dr. Bailey focuses on utilizing emerging technologies for medical simulation training, with specific applications to combat casualty care. Her research, supported by the Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health, includes the development and testing of VR training for complex medical tasks in low-resource environments as well as comparisons of simulation capabilities across training modalities. Her contributions have supported creating scalable and effective training tools for military and medical personnel, underscoring the role of immersive and adaptive technology in advancing training systems.


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