AnTriEx - Analogue Triage Exercise

people crouching down sorting red flat plates that symbolise patients
Students during an AnTriEx exercise Photo: Åsa Svensson

What is AnTriEx?

AnTriEx stands for Analog Triage Exercise. It is a simulation tool that allows participants to practise how to organise, communicate, lead, make decisions and prioritise in mass casualty situations. It is a highly flexible, portable, and easy-to-apply tool that focuses on the learning and interaction of the participants. The simulation is done in person and the scenario is a fictional mass casualty event, based on real situations. The participants are taken to a mass casualty scene where the casualties are simulated by frisbees with attached information about their vital status. The participants coordinate themselves as a team in order to prioritise among the injured, provide primary care, communicate and make decisions in a chaotic and stressful environment, where resources and information is scarce.

AnTriEx can easily be adapted to the needs and level of knowledge of the participants. 

Learning Objectives

  • Triage - Apply basic principles of prioritisation of casualties in a mass casualty event, where there is an imbalance between needs and resources. 
  • Communication & Leadership - Recognise the importance of good communication and leadership in a disaster response and reflect on best application of such.
  • Decision Making - Demonstrate an ability to make decisions about prioritisation of resources and casualties, in a context of resources scarcity and based on limited information. 

What do you need to use AnTriEx?

AnTriEx is a resource efficient simulation, both with regards to preparation time as well as the required material to implement it. The only resource needed is approximately 60 frisbees with attached patient information, and a simulation facilitator or facilitors.

Learn more about AnTriEx

Would you like to learn more about AnTriEx and how it is used? Or are you interested in using it for a simulation? Do not hesitate to contact us at the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters.