During ongoing product testing our customers have consistently expanded training options, added authenticity to their training, and significantly reduced turnaround times between scenarios. The MTUs intuitive design provides reduced user setup times, there is no need to train-the-trainers on complicated systems, and no need for prosthetic make-up, which can be a lengthy process. These factors lead to more opportunities for trainees to learn “hands-on” medical evaluations in an environment where each repetition feels lifelike and can be significantly altered within seconds. Not all moulage training accessories available today are well-matched for fast-paced education in austere environments or intended to be used over many rotations.
Our system aims for student proficiency in categorizing treatment of victims, providing realistic scenarios to practice care and in crease communication of vital information to follow-on responders in training for crisis response, emergency management, and mass casualty skill improvement.
Scenario development will determine the appropriate courses of action in taking a safe, responsible approach to rendering aid. The Advanced Trauma Training System’s collection of wardrobes, various methods of injury attachments (uncovered or concealed), and trauma windows, for outward appearance of distress, increased learning options and require critical attention to detail of those involved as wounds are not simulated through imagination or written on a piece of tape.
At a distance exposed injuries and damaged trauma windows will enable students to begin to anticipate the types of injuries and possible treatment. Was there a vehicle rollover (fractures, breaks, lacerations)? Is this a response to a fire or hazardous material accident (burns, blisters, lesions)? Are they first on scene after an active shooter or terrorist event (penetrating/puncture wounds, blast effects)?
Blood soaked trauma windows or those that show tears & perforations during an initial patient assessment will help students form their impression of the extent of injuries on unresponsive patients. For example, abrasions may require direct pressure, severe lacerations may need a pressure point or clotting agent, whereas amputations may require a tourniquet to reduce hemorrhaging.
Penetrating/puncture wounds to the thoracic cavity may necessitate sealing all entry and exit wounds with an occlusive dressing to prevent tension pneumothorax and external thoracic blood loss. Open and closed fractures available in the kits may require a sling, splints, or stabilization above and below joints depending on their location and type.