Game trains GPs and triagists to make faster decisions in emergency care

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GPs and triagists can train themselves in the triage process with a new game. The game is an initiative of Boukje van Dijk, general practitioner and curriculum coordinator of the advanced training to become a general practitioner at Radboud university medical center.

‘As a general practitioner, you are trained to make the best possible diagnosis. Determining the urgency is really a different kind of sport, for which you, as a general practitioner, are hardly trained, but you do have final responsibility,’ says Van Dijk on the website of the Radboud university medical center. ‘Moreover, a well-running triage process is of great importance for the functioning of the entire emergency care chain. This requires fast and good triage without compromising patient safety.’

The game is based on the Dutch Triage Standard (NTS), and teaches players how triage works, which fixed criteria are discussed and what potential pitfalls are. In the game you receive a call from a patient with a request for help. You then ask a number of questions to determine the urgency with which the patient should be seen. At the end you will see whether you have asked the right questions and have used the right follow-up treatment.

The triage game will be included in the national GP training, and interested parties can also play the game at triagegame.nl. The game lasts about an hour and can be played on three levels, with four patients on each level. The Dutch Triage Standard Foundation will continue to update the game, so that it remains a good training tool.

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