Virtual debriefings in healthcare education can be especially challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many healthcare simulation programs to move their educational curriculum to the online virtual environments. As a result, clinical simulation educators are conducting more virtual debriefings, which involves facilitating conversations via web-based teleconferencing platforms. Virtual debriefings introduce a distinct set of challenges that may [...]
Immersive virtual reality (VR) simulation empowers nursing educators to provide quality learning experiences to students that are unable to attend clinical sites during the COVID-19 pandemic. Immersive VR provides a high-fidelity simulation experience in which learners don headsets and become fully immersed in the virtual world. There are many benefits to VR simulation, including the [...]
SIMStation is a manufacturer of audio visual systems and software for healthcare simulation learning and simulation center use. In close collaboration with international clients, SIMStation researches and develops innovative solutions for the future of clinical simulation in the company’s own simulation lab and workshops.
SIMStation’s vision is that, by training with the company’s systems, learners are [...]
Dr. Paul E. Phrampus, FACEP, FSSH, is the Director of UPMC’s Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER Center), as well as a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine and Medical Director for Patient Safety at UPMC. Sharing his passion for [...]