The simulated educational experience has the potential to enable convenient and effective interprofessional education in palliative care for students in the health professions.
Imagining avatars of students interviewing the standardized patient on the virtual reality platform is a more palpable reality every day.
Interprofessional education (IPE) aims to encourage learning and collaboration between health students from different professions, with the aim of improving patient care. However, face-to-face programming of learning between students from different programs is one of the biggest barriers to implementing this type of learning.
In this sense, VR can bring together positions and realities from different sectors, while platforms to create virtual reality lessons in a simpler and faster way like Simlab IT, make this interprofessional education increasingly accessible.
A virtual world can be a viable learning platform to bring students from different health professions together and improve their understanding of collaborative patient care and knowledge of other health professions.
We have come a long way since consumer VR moved from science fiction to commercial reality. As technology demonstrations became increasingly polished artistic experiences, we leveraged our playing roots to establish VR as a solid platform with the potential to change the world. Today, we want to highlight how the VR for Good team is providing a new immersive approach to health education.
Thanks to the immersive power of VR, we can replicate these training scenarios in a real way, with paramedics sounding the symptoms, nurses and technicians urging you to make a decision, and anguished parents praying for their children’s survival.
Paediatric emergencies – though relatively rare – are, by definition, serious, with doctors, nurses and technicians fighting the clock and working in a much narrower window. These high-stakes, low-frequency events create an ethical dilemma: How to properly train medical staff and deliver best-in-class care without putting patients at risk?
By recreating real cases in VR, students and physicians can perform simulations on demand, repeating difficult cases until they get the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. When similar traumas pass through the emergency room doors, they will be armed with practical training that would not have been possible before.
From here, the discovery of new companies such as Simlab IT, brings the possibility of making a reality of quality training and training at the height of the needs of the XXI century. Better professionals, more trained and at a lower cost.
If you want to be part of this health revolution, and increasingly more sectors through immersion in VR processes, contact us. We are creating a network of partners and collaborators to make this possibility of improving training and health reach the largest number of corners of the world.