Severe limb trauma is prevalent in deployed U.S. Military forces since the advent of body armor. To improve outcomes, improved pre-deployment training is urgently needed. To meet this need, Simuluition Inc. and Melerit Medical AB are expanding the capabilities of the TraumaVisionTM Simulator, originally designed for training surgeons in internal fixation procedures, to include training in battlefield relevant trauma care for fractured femurs and compartment syndrome. Simulations are being implemented for fractured femur reduction, external fixation, measuring intercompartment pressure (ICP), and performing fasciotomies. Preliminary validation work has begun to demonstrate content and construct validity of the TraumaVisionTM simulator. Future work will include developing a SCORMs-compliant curriculum and completing the validation studies.
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