Why VR is a Learning Machine: Communication and Empathy

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on May 17, 2020 11:34:55 PM

Meet Jerome.

Jerome is a 29 year old Registered Nurse who lives and works in the Heartland of America. Jerome received his R.N. in early 2019 and immediately found employment in a nearby hospital in St. Louis. He was excited to put his knowledge and skills to work in the interest of patient health and well-being. As with so many newly-minted RNs he found the job exhilarating, but he also felt like there were some significant gaps in his training. In particular, he noticed very quickly that interpersonal skills are central to providing high-quality healthcare, yet this was almost completely absent from his formal training.

When he expressed this concern to his more seasoned colleagues they all nodded their head in agreement and assured him that effective communication skills training would be learned on-the-job. It was unspoken, though clear, they all agreed more training on these critical skills ought to be available in school.

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Topics: Training, Communication, Learning, Nursing, Empathy, Virtual reality

Why Virtual Reality is a Learning Machine in Healthcare

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on May 1, 2020 9:39:31 AM

Why Virtual Reality is a Learning Machine in Healthcare

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Topics: Training, Learning, Neuroscience, Education, Virtual reality

Reinventing Healthcare Using Augmented Reality

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on Feb 26, 2020 1:19:14 PM
Your Brain on Augmented Reality in Healthcare Education and Training
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Topics: Training, Learning, Staff Training, Workforce, Education, Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality (AR)

Using VR For Leadership Training in Healthcare

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on Feb 24, 2020 4:46:35 PM
VR for Leadership Training in Healthcare

As any patient or healthcare provider will attest, effective healthcare leadership instills confidence and satisfaction, reduces anxiety and stress, and increases the likelihood of positive outcomes. This is critically important in healthcare because outcomes often involve life or death.

So, what makes an effective healthcare leader?

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Topics: Training, Communication, Staff Training, Workforce, Education

Using Augmented Reality To Train Kidney Care Professionals

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on Jan 29, 2020 8:34:18 PM
Using Augmented Reality to Train Kidney Care Professionals to Operate and Maintain Devices
Meet Kelly

For years Kelly was working as a nursing assistant for a home health care provider. She was working towards her RN in hopes of transitioning into a role in the kidney care field. Growing up, two of Kelly’s uncles had been on dialysis, so she had always wanted to help patients like them and others in her community with kidney disease. Before graduation, a few friends from her nursing program — all of whom went on to work with dialysis patients —  had been asking Kelly to make the career transition and join them as a home therapies RN.

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Topics: Training, Learning, Staff Training, Workforce, Education, Augmented Reality

Ready for what's next?

Now you will be.

At the end of the day, your healthcare journey begins and ends with you. Using virtual reality to improve education and training in healthcare has limitless potential to impact the lives of everyone you meet along the way.

Remember, evidence shows VR:

  • Improves satisfaction
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Improves learning
  • Improves retention
  • Increases actionable empathy
  • Outperforms classroom-based learning
  • Is the medium preferred by learners

The benefits of VR have never been more accessible.

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