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Table 1 The scenarios in brief as presented for the three teams.

From: Video conferencing versus telephone calls for team work across hospitals: a qualitative study on simulated emergencies

  Team (communication mode) Case descriptions
Case A Team 1 (video), Team 2 (video), Team 3 (video) Preparatory video training session: Female, 24 years, car accident, pelvic fracture. Hypovolemia, falling blood pressure, increasing heart rate.
Case B Team 1 (video) Male, 54 years, acute myocardial infarction and infectious condition, cardiac arrest, advanced CPR and intubation prior to hospital arrival. Unconscious (Glascow Coma Scale 6 - 7), body tp 40 C.
Case C Team 1 (video) Male, 30 years, burn accident with inhalation burn, 40% skin injury, CO-intoxication. Respiratory frequency 35, SpO2 99%, disoriented, some pain.
Case D Team 2 (audio), Team 3 (video) Male, 27 years, fall accident, head injury, pneumothorax. At hospital arrival intubated, Glascow Coma Scale 4, elevated intracranial pressure, BP 150/100 - 200/150, HR 60 - 45
Case E Team 2 (video), Team 3 (audio) Female, 25 years, snowmobile accident, head injury, initially unconscious. At hospital arrival awake, but rapidly deteriorating level of consciousness, bleeding wound left forehead, unilaterally dilated pupil, left temporal epidural hematoma.