Thursday, June 26, 2008

Disaster Gaming

John Gaudiosi has an article in Wired about a new video game called Zero Hour that is designed to allow First Responders (especially paramedics and fire fighters) to undergo simulated disasters.

You can watch a demo here using Flash from George Washington University's National Medical Emergency Services Preparedness Initiative.

Not only do you provide direct services to virtual patients, but you also get to be the incident commander and set up your command post, triage, treatment areas and transport. In the demo, they don't actually you set up a morgue... but based on the condition of some of the virtual patients....

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