Improved Training for Disasters Using 3-D Virtual Reality Simulation

  title={Improved Training for Disasters Using 3-D Virtual Reality Simulation},
  author={Sharon L. Farra and Elaine T Miller and Nathan Timm and John C Schafer},
  journal={Western Journal of Nursing Research},
  pages={655 - 671}
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of virtual reality simulation (VRS) on learning outcomes and retention of disaster training. The study used a longitudinal experimental design using two groups and repeated measures. A convenience sample of associate degree nursing students enrolled in a disaster course was randomized into two groups; both groups completed web-based modules; the treatment group also completed a virtually simulated disaster experience. Learning was measured… 

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