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(KTVI) - It's video game day! If you're video gamer feel free to curl up with your remote and play all day because you may even learn something new.  There is a medical training video game used by doctors to learn serious procedures and SLUCare Pediatrician Dr. James Gerard, is here with more.

Dr. Gerard is in the process of creating a video game that will train physicians on pediatric emergency room cases.

The game will start by displaying some basic information like the age and major symptoms of the patient`s medical condition. The player will then assess the patient by clicking on different body parts, like checking the airway to determine if the patient is breathing properly.

Gerard and his team will visit three military sites next year to conduct user testing and initial validation study of how well these games work.

To learn more about this video game visit: slu.edu/slucare

3 comments

  • Mark Foster

    If this is a video simulator to teach serious medical situations, why is it called a “game”? Flight simulators for pilots aren’t games. If your virtual patient dies, does it say “you lose”?

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