The "Simulation Learning System with VR” By Elsevier & SimX
Elsevier’s leading content and SimX’s best-in-class VR simulation engine power the most comprehensive VR healthcare curriculum ever developed–the Simulation Learning System with Virtual Reality (SLS with VR). Building on the Simulation Learning System’s evidence-based simulation scenarios and activities, SLS with VR features 100 virtual reality scenarios covering everything from home health to mass casualty, leveraging the latest virtual reality technology to provide students with a safe, immersive, and realistic virtual environment where they can gain valuable hands-on patient care experience and enhance clinical judgment skills.
“This is one of those rare opportunities when we can leverage technology to make something cheaper, easier, and more effective,” said SimX CEO Dr. Ryan Ribeira. “VR sim sets up anywhere, which means instructors can integrate sim into lectures, small group sessions, even send students home with headsets so they can work together in multiplayer simulation scenarios facilitated by an instructor remotely.”
SLS with VR is a complete solution for enhancing a learner’s clinical decision-making skills, bridging the gap between lecture and clinicals, and offering powerful assessment tools in an engaging and realistic virtual environment. This innovative solution reduces the need for sim labs, manikins, and associated equipment, which can be cumbersome and pricey. SLS with VR allows instructors to facilitate simulations like they would in a traditional simulation lab and allows students to immerse themselves in the most realistic clinical nursing environment possible at a fraction of the cost. Each scenario also includes crucial pre- and post- simulation activities, debriefing guidance, an academic EHR, and more.
Each scenario in the Elsevier curriculum comes with all of the powerful features of SimX’s VR simulation engine. Functionality includes local and remote multiplayer capabilities, completely wireless operation, immersive and realistic patient encounters, powerful moderating tools, and comprehensive performance reports. This curriculum is truly comprehensive and covers everything an institution needs to prepare their nurses, including physical lab and VR scenarios:
- Disciplines: Health Assessment, Fundamentals, Medical-Surgical, Maternity, Pediatric, Psychiatric, Community, and Leadership.
- Example Scenarios: Postoperative Respiratory Distress, Fall and Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment, Colostomy and Hyperkalemia Secondary to Medication Error, Scheduled Cesarean Delivery, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Home Health.
Brent Gordon, Managing Director and General Manager of Nursing and Health Education at Elsevier said, “Nursing schools are facing unprecedented challenges in delivering high quality clinical experiences necessary for training practice-ready nurses. SLS with VR transports students to a virtual world where they are fully immersed in a dynamic clinical environment and surrounded by all the tools and resources available in a typical healthcare setting. This cutting-edge technology is an effective, affordable, and scalable solution for nursing schools in providing simulated clinical experiences that develop clinical judgment skills and improve learning outcomes.”
SimX and Elsevier’s ongoing partnership represents efforts from both institutions to provide learners with opportunities to not only enhance their knowledge and improve their skills, but to do so in an engaging and impactful environment that focuses on comprehensive learning. Nursing students will not only learn fundamental procedures and points of care, but will also engage with virtual patients to improve psychosocial and communication skills in true-to-life scenarios. In choosing SimX as their hub for virtual learning and VR content, Elsevier has expanded their influence as industry leaders in healthcare education. The Elsevier and SimX partnership has a promising future as both work to build cutting edge educational solutions that will change the way educators and students access and participate in healthcare simulation. All SLS with VR for RN content is available in the SimX online case marketplace and can be accessed as part of the Elsevier curriculum package.