Kumamoto University and Jolly Good Co., Ltd. jointly produced "Disaster Medical Education VR".Supervised by Kumamoto University's disaster medical team, which experienced the Kumamoto earthquake, with the theme of a series of emergency responses immediately after a train derailment due to an earthquake.

 The train derailment in the content is modeled after the JR Fukuchiyama Line derailment, which was the first large-scale triage in the history of emergency medical care in Japan. At the time of the derailment on the JR Fukuchiyama Line, the injured were rescued from both sides of the track without any on-site system in place. Insufficient communication was reported as an issue (Amagasaki JR Derailment Accident Special Investigation Committee Report).

 Also, in the Great East Japan Earthquake, 15% of all deaths at 18.3 hospitals in the coastal area of ​​Iwate Prefecture were said to be "preventable disaster deaths" that could have been avoided if appropriate medical intervention had taken place. In particular, the importance of medical education has been recognized again.

 In this way, in Japan, a disaster-prone country where large-scale natural and man-made disasters occur, the importance of disaster medicine is high, and appropriate education is required for medical personnel.On the other hand, it is difficult to conduct clinical training and training at the actual disaster site, and "lack of training opportunities" has become an issue. .

 In the VR content created, you can learn realistically from the dispatch of relief teams to the on-site activities in the event of a train derailment caused by an earthquake.In addition, the content includes questions related to medical treatment, allowing students to experience practical training at a disaster site while constantly making decisions about treatment within the VR video.

 Dr. Toshishi Kasaoka, Director of the Education and Research Center for Disaster Medicine at Kumamoto University Hospital, said, "I believe that one of the great benefits of VR is that each medical student can realistically experience being dispatched to a disaster site. I hope that pre-university education will deepen the understanding of disaster medicine.Furthermore, I hope that it will be used and effective in post-graduate education.Many doctors who graduate from medical school have no experience of disaster site activities. However, in Japan, where there are many natural disasters, there is a possibility that disaster site response may be suddenly required.I am convinced that the VR created this time will be a valuable tool for Japanese doctors to learn about disaster medicine.” spoke of his hopes for

 In the future, we will hold a large-scale seminar using this VR content at the "2023th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Disaster Medicine" to be held in Iwate on March 3, 9. We will conduct disaster medical education using VR for medical students and trainees at Kumamoto University.

Reference: [Jolly Good Co., Ltd.] VR reproduction of disaster medicine!Learn emergency response for earthquake derailment accident with VR!Joint production with Kumamoto University based on the experience of the Kumamoto earthquake

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