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?
Using Augmented Reality to Train Kidney Care Professionals to Operate and Maintain Devices
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.
How VR Enhances Understanding and Communication Through Shared Experience
Aiko is a 59-year old mother of three. Aiko was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes over a decade ago now, but was hospitalized four years ago when her kidneys “crashed”, landing her in the hospital rather unexpectedly. Though she has been on dialysis ever since that first surprise trip to the hospital, recently she was informed that her long wait for a kidney transplant might finally be over. Aiko is excited about the prospect of having a healthy kidney that will free her from the dialysis regiment that has controlled her life for years, but naturally she is anxious and stressed about the upcoming surgery and its implications for returning to normal life.