Virtual Reality Training for Military Deployed Medicine

Combat casualty care spans the continuum from Role 1 combat lifesavers, medics, pararescuemen, IDMTs and other personnel providing care under fire, to Role 2 forward medical units and special operations surgical teams providing resuscitation and stabilization, to Role 3 MTF personnel providing definitive care. 

These highly varied care environments all require warfighters to take quick and decisive action in environments presenting a wide variety of acute clinical challenges and psychoenvironmental stressors (such as enemy action, moving transports, etc.).

 Simulation training is the only proven educational approach that improves the ability of elite medical personnel to achieve the mission regardless of distractors and challenges, in any role and any environment.

What Is VR Training for Military Medicine?

VR simulation training for medical personnel allows medics to get real-time experience in advance that will give them the foundation they need for better performance in real situations they may face in the field.

 

Using lightweight virtual reality headsets, trainees can step into fully immersive simulation experiences. They can practice skills in environments that resemble any scenario to help them become truly prepared.

 

Military medical VR simulations can be customized to cover the scenarios that will be most valuable to combat medics in the field.

Military Uses for Virtual Medical Training

Military medics regularly encounter extreme situations that are difficult or impossible to duplicate in traditional simulations. With VR, trainees get the chance to experience an environment and scenario and to work through the best, most effective response.

SimX can create highly customized scenarios that fit the terrain, situations, and conditions that medics will face in the field. Trainings can be created with more than 150 patient models in over 30 environments. Skills available include more than 300 tools and procedures. Covered skills and scenarios include:

battlefield triage
battle-specific trauma treatment
helicopter rescue
tactical casualty combat care procedures

The VALOR Program

SimX partnered with the US Air Force to create the Virtual Advancement of Learning and Operational Readiness (VALOR) program. This program makes medical simulation more comprehensive, flexible, and accessible. The overall goal is to make simulation training iniquitous in both civilian and military medicine.

 

VALOR’s guiding principle is to enable healthcare workers to train how they fight. Fully immersive training means better retention of skills and better preparation.

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VR Training vs Traditional Simulation Training

VR training provides opportunities to explore scenarios that cannot always be captured in traditional simulations. Mass casualty events, battlefield triage, and severe trauma events can be experienced in VR in a way that is realistic yet safe for participants.

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How It Works

Personnel don wireless VR headsets and find themselves fully immersed in the sorts of scenarios they are likely to find out in the field. They will find themselves in responsive virtual environments that feel like the real thing.

A trainee can practice emergency procedures with virtual patients that provide variable responses. This training provides a more realistic experience than they could have with bulky laptops and drop-down menus. Instead, they move in a virtual environment performing procedures, manipulating tools, and performing just as they would in a real combat situation.

SimX Experience Overview

At SimX, we can provide whatever specific scenarios are needed in a matter of weeks, at one-tenth the cost of our closest competitors. With virtual reality simulation training, you can ensure that the people working under you have the skills that they need at the times that they need them.

What skills and scenarios do the combat medics in your program need? Get in touch to discuss the solutions we can provide for you.

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