The ETS military victim bank consists of patients with ‘war-injuries’ – both severe and minor – such as for example penetrating gun wounds, penetrating blast injurie, tissue injuries etc. for the purpose of running simulation exercises in a military setting.
The Military victim bank consists of 50 patients with management cards. The management cards are available as level 2 and level 3 symbolising the different level of care. Level 2 can be either an outpatient clinic or a Forward surgical team (FST) with limited emergency surgery capability. Level 3 is a theatre hospital with limited capability and 30 days ICU holding capability.
The material has been developed together with subject matter expertise and tested in a number of exercises held at the KMC - Centre for Teaching & Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology. The exercises were part of a research project.
Further symbols for running exercises in a military setting have been developed, for example staff, vehicles etc. Those symbols can be purchased separately to be able to design a training set specific for your organisation.