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J R Army Med Corps. 2001 Jun;147(2):173-8.

Use of simulation technology in Australian Defence Force resuscitation training.

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Defence Medical Services, Sydney Medical Simulation Centre, North Shore Hospital, Sydney.


Realistic training of health personnel for the resuscitation of military casualties is problematic. There are few opportunities for personnel to obtain the necessary experience unless working in a busy emergency or trauma environment. Even so, the specific nature of military trauma means that many aspects of casualty management may not be adequately covered in the civilian domain. This paper discusses the use of advanced simulation technology in the training of military resuscitation teams. Such training has been available to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for two years.

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