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Table 2 Description of simulated patients and their presenting medical issues

From: A preliminary study of a novel emergency department nursing triage simulation for research applications

Patient avatar Gender Ethnicity Age Chief complaint Medical condition Entry type Appearance Time delay
P1 Female African 27 Abdominal pain Trauma Wheelchair Normal 0:00
P2 Male African 45 Cough Fever Pneumonia Walk in Pale looking 0:08
P3 Male Hispanic 65 Fall, head injury Trauma Gurney Static blood on face 0:10
P4 Male Caucasian 17 High-speed motor vehicle crash Trauma Gurney Static blood on arms 0:10
P5 Female Caucasian 46 Rash spreading over body Skin Allergies Wheelchair Normal 3:10
P6 Male Caucasian 58 Difficulty speaking, slurred speech Stroke Gurney Flushed 5:10
P7 Female African 37 Migraine and vomiting Trauma Walk in Normal 10:05
P8 Male Hispanic 55 Chest pain moving to left arm ACS Walk in Flushed 10:10
P9 Female Asian 63 Head injury, assault Trauma Walk in Static blood on face 15:10
P10 Female African 55 Head Injury Trauma Wheelchair Static blood on face 20:00
P11 Male Asian 22 Cough, chills and vomiting for 5 h Pneumonia Walk in Pale looking 25:00:00
P12 Male Caucasian 34 Car crash Trauma Gurney Static blood on arms 30:00:00
trP1 Female African 32 Shortness of breath ACS Gurney Normal 5:00
trP2 Male Caucasian 60 Right foot pain ACS Wheelchair Normal 8:00
trP3 Female Asian 52 Possible urinary tract infection Pneumonia Walk in Pale looking 10:00
trP4 Male Hispanic 54 Chest pain ACS Gurney Normal 10:00
  1. P, patient; trP, training patient; Time Delay refers to when a patient was presented in the virtual scenario; other variables were also predetermined, including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respiratory rate, oxygen level, electrocardiogram data, and radio communication notes (these data are available as supplementary data from the authors)