Lessons learned from a pandemic influenza triage exercise in a 3D interactive multiuser virtual learning environment—Play2Train


  • Jaishree Beedasy, PhD
  • Rameshsharma Ramloll, PhD




virtual exercise, emergency training, Play2Train, preparedness, triage, virtual environment, MUVE, MUVLE


Practicing drills and exercises to improve individual and team performance in real physical hospital settings often requires lockdown of the healthcare center, and effects on real patients are unpredictable. A virtual triage exercise was developed around a pandemic influenza scenario and was carried out in a 3D interactive virtual environment. Without putting real patients or participants at risk, the environment allowed geographically dispersed first responders and hospital staff to practice their roles in a common setting. The results showed that the exercise produced perceived improvements in preparedness competencies and team interactions.

Author Biographies

Jaishree Beedasy, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

Rameshsharma Ramloll, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.


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How to Cite

Beedasy, PhD, J., and R. Ramloll, PhD. “Lessons Learned from a Pandemic Influenza Triage Exercise in a 3D Interactive Multiuser Virtual Learning environment—Play2Train”. Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 8, no. 4, July 2010, pp. 53-61, doi:10.5055/jem.2010.0026.