Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality make hands-on practice a reality for frontline healthcare professionals
Watching and observing senior doctors or healthcare professionals treating patients and performing procedures certainly has unparalleled merits. However, that’s not what results in expertise.
Frontline healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, healthcare providers, trauma response teams… they all need hands on experience in dealing with the different medical conditions they face every day. Hands-on practice is what provides them with the extra edge that can make all the difference, when it comes to optimal patient care.
That’s why, in places reputed for their advanced, state-of-the-art healthcare services, healthcare professionals take guided healthcare training at facilities that use advanced simulators with added Immersive Technology, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).
Be it a CPR or a C-Section, checking blood pressure or removing a blood clot from an artery, these training aids help to develop real-time skills, without having to wait for patients or cadavers to train on.
Training via immersive, futuristic technologies
AR, VR and Simulated Manikins in simulated real life medical crisis situations speed up the learning process and recreate realistic patient experiences that mirror real life. From highly specialised, life-saving heart or brain surgeries and transplants, to simpler medical interventions, these technologies allow trainees to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and bring healthcare training to life.
AR and VR deliver detailed 3D views of complex text-book concepts. Specific organs can be visualized as 3D turnaround models, permitting students to study the most minute details of the diseased portions, with tappable sections. The artificial intelligence-powered patients, leading-edge animation, adaptive conversation based on contextual illness-based demands and dynamic physiology create a real-life environment. The possibility to practice until perfect, with guidance such as personalized feedback, performance metrics and debriefing sessions help to improve performance and build expertise over time.
ICU simulation zones, anaesthesiology and operating room simulation zones, paediatric simulation zones, diagnostic ultrasound simulation and ambulance simulation zones, all equipped with futuristic simulation tools serve as a sustainable alternative to real patients, allowing trainees to perform procedural mistakes and course correct without causing harm to live patients.
Vydehi Advanced Simulation Academy (VASA) South East Asia’s largest, most comprehensive, state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary medical simulation center offers different trainings modules using human patient simulators, surgical simulators, ultrasound simulators, ultrasound guided phantoms, skill trainers and more.
A first-of-its-kind simulation center in Asia, VASA aims to advance patient safety by creating the healing continuum. Open to medical professionals, public service personnel and common folk, the centre will take healthcare to the next level with its medical, trauma, gynaecological & obstetrics, paediatrics, surgical, interventional radiology, ultrasound modules, training and stabilization sessions in critical care scenarios.