916 - Virtual Reality in Real Life: A Case Study in Ultrasound Training
Healthcare equipment costs continue to increase, and along with rising infection rates jeopardize successful patient outcomes. As a result, healthcare educators continue to seek the most realistic simulations for their students to provide a safe environment to practice their skills. Simulation equipment is expensive, and educators look for learning activities that scale to fit their student populations, particularly when the activities are complex. Ultrasound technology provides "value added" to patient care, and more nurse practitioners are using this skill. Purchasing enough machines for all students to practice is not realistic. A cheaper, more effective option is needed for simulation training for nursing students.
Immersive training prior to the use of an actual ultrasound machine can bridge the gap between knowledge and hands-on practice, providing better efficiencies. In this session we'll explore a virtual reality application developed for immersive ultrasound training with nurse practitioner students that puts the learners in a position to use the actual ultrasound machine with increased efficiency, safety, and knowledge in ultrasound interpretation. The session will also cover the design process for interactive VR scenarios, explaining the appropriate filming techniques and technology, and the actual building process for creating an immersive scenario from raw footage.
In this session, you will learn:
- Filming techniques and technology for VR
- What content lends itself to development in a VR environment
- The "value added" with VR over other eLearning methodologies
- Common issues when creating content for VR
Oculus Go, Adobe Premiere, Handbrake, CenarioVR