“My years of training have always been based upon a practical simulation with a dummy and mannequin. Virtual reality immerses you into the entire scene itself. So you can really get that well-painted picture of what you’re actually walking into. Is the home clean?
Is it dirty? Does the patient live by themself, are they able to keep after themself, and stuff like that. That way, you don’t have to necessarily prompt yourself nor does the instructor have to prompt you on what’s taking place in the scene. There’s no imagining it. You already have the visual aid of what it looks like. So it really gives you that mindset of where you’re going to go for your differential diagnosis without being told.”
– Kyle Durjan, Firefighter/EMT, Paramedic Student