This game was co-designed with emergency medicine faculty and medical students. The goal was to create a game that could allow future doctors to learn systems approaches to patient management in a safe, low stakes environment.
In GridlockED, players work together to treat and prioritize patients. This fosters collaboration and communication skills.
This game allows players to grasp what a real emergency department (ED) is like, without the life-or-death stakes.
We developed this game with medical students in mind, but it can be fun even for those who are not in the healthcare team. The game has been play tested and approved by real doctors, nurses, residents, and consultants.
NOTE: This is a fundraising initiative. All proceeds from these games sales will go towards funding further research and innovation at McMaster University.