SIMEDIS (Simulation for assessment and optimization of medical disaster management) is a collaborative project between the Department of Mathematics of the Royal Military Academy, the Medical Component of Belgian Armed Forces and ReGEDiM.
The SIMEDIS model consists of 3 interacting components: the victim creation model, the victim monitoring model where the health state of each victim is monitored and adapted to the evolving clinical conditions of the victims, and the medical response model, where the victims interact with the environment and the resources at the disposal of the healthcare responders.
SIMEDIS has the potential to model complex disaster scenarios, to test different aspects of disaster medical response, and to be used as a tool in experimental research that might make a substantial contribution to provide the evidence base for the effectiveness and efficiency of disaster medical management.
Medical critical care is a chain composed of the first responders to an emergency situation in the pre-hospital setting, security guards, police, fire and rescue services, the professional emergency medical services (EMS) and the acute care hospitals. This is an extremely diversified system that lies within many jurisdictions in the society.
The existing knowledge and experience is scattered and not shared efficiently, not only within one sector but among the different stakeholders in the whole system.
Being involved in security activities requires knowledge and a way of thinking that normally does not exist within the health care community.
This makes the cooperation of the critical health care system with the security sector complicated. In addition, knowledge about new products and innovation is limited and there is no systemic cooperation with the security sector allowing to fill gaps with better and affordable solutions needed to prepare and respond to the new threats following in particular the recent attacks in the EU.
NO FEAR main objectives are to:
The network will: