What are the training needs?
Doctors are regularly faced with high-stress situations, and their decisions are often crucial to the patient’s life. For a trainee or junior doctor, hands-on experience of such scenarios was once only imaginable.
With Resuscitation VR, the medical training experience is going through a cutting-edge transformation. This could better equip medical practitioners to tackle situations where the stakes are high.
What we do
Resuscitation VR gives users simulations of scenarios to practice and refine their critical decision making in a safe and intuitive environment. Being a scalable framework to train doctors and medical staff for emergency situations through an immersive audio-visual experience, Resuscitation VR is a cost-effective training solution.
It is split into different emergency modules, with each focusing on a different clinical event. The user, who is placed as the lead physician in the room, guides what happens in the emergency room by directing the other emergency team members. They would have to make decisions and perform tests to diagnose and stabilise the patient.
These simulations intend to prepare the user for the challenges of such situations in the real-world. High stake scenarios lead to significant mental load and stress when there is a need to process information rapidly and make speedy decisions. All the data from the simulations are captured and uploaded to a portal for the user, including the stimuli they were presented with, events that occurred and the decisions that were made. At the end of the experience, the users are provided with real-time feedback to understand how to improve.
“VR provides a solution that addresses the portability, asynchrony, and strong psychological fidelity required for effective experiential learning and training.” – Dr Josh Sherman, Emergency Physician, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
- Multiple published research papers confirming Resuscitation VR supporting optimal stress and learning
- Forms a mandatory component of the training curriculum for paediatric physicians at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
- Has been adopted by 11 medical institutions worldwide, and is being trialled in 60+ more
- Found to be more cost-effective and scalable than mannikin-based training alone