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Providing education on medical care and triage during mass casualty incidents (MCI) can be challenging. Table top exercises lack the impact of a hands-on experience necessary to emphasize the scale of a real event, while full scale events are often time and resource intensive. We present a novel method using low-cost stuffed bears to expose learners to MCI triage methodology and medical care.
Primary objective: Rapidly train providers in SALT Triage.
Secondary objective: Develop a low cost, time efficient, and easily reproducible mass casualty incident educational model.
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