Training doctors and nurses for emergency situations is a vital part in medical education. Using the latest online gaming technology and a proprietary physiological model of the human body, we created a new and innovative program to teach emergency skills to doctors and nurses, according to the internationally known and used ABCDE-method: abcdeSIM.
This prize-winning serious game has since seen the introduction of additional programs (e.g. severe burns treatment) and is used in hospitals in Europe and the US. Together with Erasmus Medical Centre, the game will be further developed to become the medical flight simulator for training emergency departments.
AbcdeSIM is successfully used by medical and nurse students, residents as well as doctors and nurses as part of their continuing education. AbcdeSIM is the first serious game that was awarded a 5-star quality label from the Dutch Society for Simulation in Health (DSSH), based on the scientific validation study proving the value of AbcdeSIM for the training of residents.