On screen text. Indiana University. Improving nursing education through virtual reality.
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A woman speaks in an examination room. On screen text. Shannon Love, Clinical Assistant Professor and Simulation Center Director I U P U C.
>> We've been wanting to do virtual reality here at IUPUC for a lot of reasons but, you know, flexibility being one of them.
She picks up a V R headset and holds it over her eyes. She presses buttons on the control panel. In a virtual simulation, a woman stands in an examination room. A baby lies in a bassinet before her. A floating blue head and a pair of floating blue hands attend to the baby.
So the equipment is SimX AR.
So it is a company out of California that does virtual reality programming for health professions.
A woman in red scrubs wears a stethoscope around her neck. On screen text. Braelyn Evans, second year nursing student, I U P U C.
>> It's very accurate because I work in a hospital and like when we have C. diff patients like the isolation you have to practice putting on the gown, the gloves, washing the hands properly.
Braelyn moves around the real-world examination room as she wears the V R headset. She holds controls in her hands.
>> Did my test results come back?
I'm having all this diarrhea.
>> Well, you actually have a condition that's called C. diff.
So it actually makes you have diarrhea there for a while.
On screen text. Mackenzie Holtz, second year nursing student, I U P U C.
>> I like the aspect that you're communicating with the patient and the family members because that's, that's real life.
Mackenzie wears the V R headset. A virtual screen lists action and dialogue options in addition to the virtual examination room and patient.
So what medications were you on during the pregnancy?
>> I used pills about a week ago.
>> What pills were they?
Do you know the exact name of the medication?
>> I'd rather not say.
>> Oh, okay.
>> I take pain medication.
>> Unfortunately, we do see commonly and a lot across the country we do, but we do see a lot of that here in our region and so that is babies born to a mother that took various types of drugs and might have some withdrawal symptoms.
The purpose of that scenario is not so much around the baby but more around mother and how they talk with the mother.
The virtual consultation.
>> I feel terrible.
>> I'm sorry you feel that way.
The only part we're concerned about is her fussiness and stuff.
So we're just going to have to monitor her through the withdraw stages and make sure everything stays on track, but as far as we're concerned, she looks like a healthy baby.
>> While actual clinical exposure, live clinical exposure is fantastic and we can create a situation.
So that is the big value is the flexibility.
UITS really got this off the ground for us.
So Bill Fields, our Executive Director, was lead, kind of startup communication with us with this company and they've been really instrumental helping us have the equipment that we need.
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