Delivering Innovative Results
vMedic is a serious game platform developed to teach and reinforce the concepts of Tactical Combat Casualty Care. vMedic uses game-engine based simulations and state-of-the-art instructional development strategies to support a student’s need to master a variety of competencies and to apply them in unique situations. vMedic uses story-driven scenarios to teach and evaluate a student’s knowledge regarding the essential tactics, techniques and procedures required to successfully perform as an Army combat medic. Each scenario within the simulation is designed to be a short, goal-oriented training exercise that provides the means to train a group of closely related tasks within the context of a specific mission. Those key tasks include the ability to assess casualties, perform triage, provide initial treatment, and prepare a casualty for evacuation under battlefield conditions.
vMedic enables single-player and multi-player vignettes where each user may select from a predetermined list of roles and avatars. They can choose to be a Combat Lifesaver or a Combat Medic and are allowed slightly different interactions based on their role. A Combat Lifesaver, for example, is unable to perform IV interactions such as providing the injured patient with Hextend or Morphine because they lack the training and field equipment to do so. The different roles are able to collaborate with each other while treating the same casualty or while separately treating the injured. vMedic also incorporates a variety of instructional development strategies to support a student’s need to master a variety of medical competencies, and to apply them in unique situations.