Medication is served over the counter, in the veins, as pills to thousands of patients every day and it’s no secret that there are a lot of medication errors involved which in worst case can have very serious consequences.
One of the problems is that the math behind correct dosing and dispensing is quite complex and can be difficult for some to learn. The nursing school at UCL and VitaSim are working together to try to solve this problem by creating a virtual training scenario where nurses and nursing students can practice hands-on training of medication administration.
The advantages of training with VR is that you can do it anywhere and anytime without the supervision of a teacher because VitaSim’s scenarios have a built-in professional, virtual instructor who will guide the student all the way along. And in VR you can practice as much as you need to and even fail without it having consequences and that way you can learn from your mistakes through feedback from the virtual instructor.
VitaSim is already developing scenarios to cover the full curriculum for medication administration throughout the education as well as brand new training scenarios in other areas. This specific scenario is useful for any profession dealing with medication administration, eg. doctors, psychiatrists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals or students, so feel free to contact us here, if you would like to hear how we can target it for your group.