Beyond Reality: New AUGMED Tool Pushes Limits of Medical Simulation
n a small multi-purpose activity room filled with socially-distant, mask-clad Soldiers attempting to learn the proper way to tie tourniquets and set splints, Chris Sandoval delivered one of his famous – and famously loud – rules of combat casualty care.
“Slow is slow,” said Sandoval, a medical instructor at Fort Indiantown Gap (FTIG), speaking at top volume, “but efficient is fast.”
For the one dozen Soldiers and Army Reservists participating in the U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver (CLS) Course at FTIG on September 22, it’s a lesson worth remembering. So too, no doubt, is the method by which they learned some of the finer points of the CLS curriculum: via a brand new “extended reality” training tool developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).