Watch & Learn: Skills Station
Welcome to The Skills Station – where you can watch & learn how VRpatients works as both a fully-immersive virtual reality education application and a web-based online learning tool.
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NEW! EXPERIENCE VRpatients™ WITH YOUR PERSONAL META QUEST HEADSET – FREE!
VRpatients is now available as a free download in App Lab and comes with three lifelike patients that talk and psychically respond to your interventions!
Cases you get for FREE:
- Opioid Overdose (ALS)
- COVID-19 Respiratory Distress (ALS)
- Chest Pain – STEMI (ALS)
How do I get VRpatients for FREE? Simply search for “VRpatients” in the app store on your headset. You can also send VRpatients directly to your Quest headset from the web by adding VRpatients to your Meta Quest account. Click the button below, log in to your Meta Quest account, click “Get,” and VRpatients will appear in your Quest library!
Already tried the free app and want to learn more? Request a demo and discover how VRpatients can take your training program to the next level with our customizable case authoring tool to build your own cases, additional avatars and environments, a grading system to objectively assess clinical care, and much more!
Getting Started With VR
VR Headsets Wired or Wireless? Episode 1
Choosing the VR Right Headset. Episode 2
Setting Up Your VR Studio. Episode 3
Devin’s Headset Picks. Episode 4
How Much Should You Pay for a Headset? Episode 5
Top Tips for Getting Started. Episode 6
VR Experience (VR headset required)
How a Pen Light Works in VR
How a Stethoscope Works in VR
Perform a Vagal Maneuver in VR
Making the Case for VR EMS Training
Still considering how virtual reality can fit into your existing EMS or nursing training curriculum? VR is not meant to replace humans, but rather to complement existing curriculum. In VR, you can take any student, put them in virtual reality simulation, and have them practice the skill repeatedly before coming to class or applying the skill on a real patient. The simulation of virtual reality causes actual responses, like increased heart rate, and mimics the emergency nature of a real life situation. This increases knowledge retention and allows student practitioners to practice skills without life threatening consequences. VR simulation also allows current practitioners to experience a low occurrence, high-acuity clinical case so they are prepared for any possible EMS scenario. Available online or in fully immersive virtual reality using a headset, VRpatients is real life training without real life consequences.
How do you train paramedics with virtual reality?
Next, determine how the student user access the platforms. VRpatients has two ways to connect to the application: fully immersive VR using a headset or online. (If you’re wondering what headset works for you, watch this video.) Now it’s time to choose a scenario. VRpatients comes equipped with several common cases that you can use immediately or customize. Or you can build your own clinical case scenario from scratch. (Don’t worry – we provide you with as much training as you need to learn how to do it inside our highly intuitive case authoring tool!)
After a student completes a case, make sure you debrief the student or practitioner, just as you would in real life. If your students are taking their headset home, they can come back with questions to discuss in class. You can also access their results to see how they did, allowing you to objectively assess their mastery of the skill. It’s also a good idea to make sure you or your instructors go under the headset and perform a case in front of the students. You can connect what you see inside the headset to a TV in the class or project it on a computer easily so future or current practitioners can learn while you go through a scenario.
Lastly, have fun! This is a wonderful opportunity to move in the direction of the entire industry that is heading toward competency-based training and gamification in education. Embrace it and have a good time!