VIRTUAL SIMULATION TRAINING FOR ENHACING THE MENTAL HEALTH PREPAREDNESS OF HEALTH PROVIDER, RESPONDER AND SOCIAL WORKFORCE IN THE EMERGENCY AND MITIGATION SETTING: A LITERATURE REVIEW

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Background: The vital role of responder in crisis management setting are required them to be quick response and accurate in helping the victim. Unfortunately, statistic data showed PTSD among health providers and social worker is increasing. The current preparation is expensive and labor intensive. There is needed an effective and efficient for preparing the real conditions using technology. Objective: The aim of this paper was to review the existing literature and formulated audiovisual media which can improve better coping and positive response of them. Method: Literature review taken from essential of researches and combining theories. A search of diverse databases was performed from Proquest, PubMed, Ebscohost, and Google scholar with the keyword: virtual simulation training, emergency preparedness, mental health and PTSD to identify research on sources of the simulation of multimedia. Inclusion criteria were: empiric literature, written in English, peer-reviewed literature and published during the time period of 2007-2017. An exclusion criterion was the use of mixed simulation training. Result: Ten research articles were selected for being reviewed. Principle findings identified three major themes including:  descriptions of the participant’s virtual training experiences, learning results after participation and an exploration of how knowledge construction occurs in the virtual environment. Conclusion: it was found that formulation of audiovisual media which reflected reality based on relevant condition of emergency and or disaster setting was combined from those papers. Rigorous studies are needed for future development.

 


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virtual simulation training, emergency preparedness, mental health, health provider, social worker.

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