ECS Leads the Way with VR Training for Healthcare Simulation | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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Rounding out HealthySim’s interviews from the IMSH 2017 trade show floor, today we are taking a look at the VR learning system “Clinical Skills” from Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS). Clinical Skills training application provides medical professionals the ability to easily access scenario-based learning and practice their clinical skills within a clinical environment. Watch the video below to see it in action through the HTC Vive:

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The Clinical Skills Mobile App uses a variety of conversation-based scenarios in a deep learning environment, which prompts learners to use specific approaches while conducting patient interviews. The mobile app includes essential environmental cues, such as patient feedback, as well as instructional feedback. The user is evaluated at each step of the clinical exam and cannot progress until the correct action is performed.

Benefits to medical professionals:

  • Interact with medical inventory items to take vital signs and perform physical examinations on realistic patient avatars
  • Proper sequencing of events
  • Reinforces patient interview techniques
  • Incorporates productive patient dialogue
  • Helps hone diagnostic reasoning skills that can be applied to a number of situations — both in regular checkups and even in more severe cases, where extreme sensitivity is required

Learn more about Clinical Skills on the ECS Website today!

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Decision Simulation Provides Online Training to Medical Personnel

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Government Health IT shared an article by Dr. James B. McGee on Improving military patient outcomes through web-based clinical simulation, which highlights the opportunity for quick training that still increases efficiency and effectiveness.  The article explains:

“In many situations, clinicians must make diagnostic and treatment decisions in a matter of seconds as patients are triaged and moved into treatment. Making these critical decisions is a cognitive skill that is developed best with repetition and feedback. In essence, a clinical simulation platform is a cognitive task trainer that offers a safe environment for providers to engage in deliberate practice to improve and refine their decision-making skills—with no risk to actual patients.

Educators can build their own scenarios to mirror the patients, medical conditions and situations in which healthcare providers will be making decisions. These scenarios may be very different than what the providers experience in their current medical practices or in their military training facilities. Educators can also assess performance in terms of military medical competence, prior to deployment, during deployment or prior to re-entry. Gaps can be quickly identified and addressed.”

James B. McGee, MD, is the creator of a web-based clinical simulation platform at the University of Pittsburgh, and is the scientific advisory board chairman and co-founder of Decision Simulation, LLC.

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Decision Simulation is a web-based platform which enchances clinical decision-making proficiency by attempting to optimize educational outcomes. DecisionSim enables healthcare providers, academic institutions and professional societies to cost-effectively develop this vital skill.

Watch the video above and visit to learn how you can bring web-based simulations to your clinical program today.