Training Scenarios

Connecticut EMSC Pediatric Disaster Coalition

House Fire

Use these tools to simulate a house fire scenario and practice using the triage strategy used in your region.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Accurately triage patients using the local triage strategy
  2. Explain the rationale behind each of their triage decisions
  3. When necessary, correctly manage the airway and assess the pulse of disaster victims
  4. Triage all 10 patients in 7 minutes or less

Scenario

Facilitator Prompts

Layout

Evaluation

Debriefing

School Shooting

Use these tools to simulate a school shooting scenario and practice using the triage strategy used in your region.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Accurately triage patients using the local triage strategy
  2. Explain the rationale behind each of their triage decisions
  3. When necessary, correctly manage the airway and assess the pulse of disaster victims
  4. Triage all 10 patients in 7 minutes or less

Scenario

Facilitator Prompts

Layout

Evaluation

Debriefing

Suggested Publications

Comparing the Accuracy of Three Pediatric Disaster Triage Strategies: A Simulation-Based Investigation.

Cicero MX, Overly F, Brown L, Yarzebski J, Walsh B, Shabanova V, Auerbach M, Riera A, Adelgais K, Meckler G, Cone DC, Baum CR.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Apr;10(2):253-60. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.171. Epub 2016 Jan 8.

PMID: 26744228

60 seconds to survival: A pilot study of a disaster triage video game for prehospital providers.

Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Munjal K, Madhok M, Diaz MCG, Scherzer DJ, Walsh BM, Bowen A, Redlener M, Goldberg SA, Symons N, Burkett J, Santos JC, Kessler D, Barnicle RN, Paesano G, Auerbach MA.

Am J Disaster Med. 2017 Spring;12(2):75-83. doi: 10.5055/ajdm.2017.0263.

PMID: 29136270

Pediatric Disaster Triage: Multiple Simulation Curriculum Improves Prehospital Care Providers' Assessment Skills.

Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Overly F, Baird J, Walsh B, Yarzebski J, Riera A, Adelgais K, Meckler GD, Baum C, Cone DC, Auerbach M.

Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Mar-Apr;21(2):201-208. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2016.1235239. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

PMID: 27749145

Simulation training with structured debriefing improves residents' pediatric disaster triage performance.

Cicero MX, Auerbach MA, Zigmont J, Riera A, Ching K, Baum CR.

Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Jun;27(3):239-44. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X12000775. Epub 2012 Jun 13.

PMID: 22691308

Correlation Between Paramedic Disaster Triage Accuracy in Screen-Based Simulations and Immersive Simulations.

Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Walsh B, Diaz MCG, Arteaga GM, Scherzer DJ, Goldberg SA, Madhok M, Bowen A, Paesano G, Redlener M, Munjal K, Auerbach M.

Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018 Aug 21:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2018.1475530. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30130424

Creation and Delphi-method refinement of pediatric disaster triage simulations.

Cicero MX, Brown L, Overly F, Yarzebski J, Meckler G, Fuchs S, Tomassoni A, Aghababian R, Chung S, Garrett A, Fagbuyi D, Adelgais K, Goldman R, Parker J, Auerbach M, Riera A, Cone D, Baum CR.

Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Apr-Jun;18(2):282-9. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2013.856505. Epub 2014 Jan 8.

PMID: 24401167

60 Seconds to Survival: A Multisite Study of a Screen-based Simulation to Improve Prehospital Providers Disaster Triage Skills.

Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Walsh B, Diaz MC, Arteaga G, Scherzer DJ, Goldberg S, Madhok M, Bowen A, Paesano G, Redlener M, Munjal K, Kessler D, Auerbach M.

AEM Educ Train. 2018 Jan 31;2(2):100-106. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10080. eCollection 2018 Apr.

PMID: 30051076

Correlation Between Paramedic Disaster Triage Accuracy in Screen-Based Simulations and Immersive Simulations.

Cicero MX, Whitfill T, Walsh B, Diaz MCG, Arteaga GM, Scherzer DJ, Goldberg SA, Madhok M, Bowen A, Paesano G, Redlener M, Munjal K, Auerbach M.

Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018 Aug 21:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2018.1475530. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30130424