Burn Wound Care
Elizabeth Clark is a 38-year-old female who has suffered burn injury about a week back. Walking with a stock pot of hot Alfredo sauce, she accidentally hit her elbow against a rack and caused the sauce to splash onto her arm. She is visiting the care center for a burn wound care procedure.
Caring for burn wounds falls under the critical care category of patient care. The primary goal of burn wound care is to provide comfort to the patient, eliminate risks of infection, stimulate healing and maintain functions of the affected area.
This multiplayer VR simulation on the Burn Wound Care procedure by MedVR Education helps healthcare professionals practice the steps involved in caring for burn wounds. Both training and assessment modes are part of the solution.
- Explain wound care procedure to a virtual patient
- Demonstrate sterile technique while setting up sterile field
- Demonstrate standard technique of cleansing wound
- Demonstrate standard technique of applying dressing to wound
- Explain aftercare instructions to virtual patient
Developed in alignment with AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical care (7th ed.) Wiegand, D.L. (Ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier (2017).
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- Select patient from a diverse background
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- Select equipment used in the procedure
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- Physics-based Interaction
Core Skills Training
Preparation for the wound care procedure starts with preparing the patient and creating a sterile field. The user is expected to establish the identity of the patient and put the patient at ease. The user will then create a sterile field following appropriate techniques for the procedure. The virtual patient is part of a photorealistic environment and all necessary affordances are made available to perform the activities seamlessly.
When users have created a sterile field and prepared the patient for the procedure, the next step is to remove the old dressing. As part of this module, users will examine the wound to check for any complications. The user is required to measure the wound, cleanse it and debride it. A new dressing is applied to the wound using the gauze provided in the solution. Once complete, all used drapes, towels, and gloves are to be discarded in the trash bin. Hygiene standards must be maintained at all stages of the procedure. Practicing with a virtual patient provides a realistic experience and helps build confidence.
With prompts, guidance and affordances learners are hand-held through the process to practice the procedure in a virtual environment with a virtual patient.
- Photorealistic Virtual Environment
- Physics-based Interactions
- Learn by Doing
- Visual Affordances
Test skills to perform the procedures from start to finish without prompts. An incorrect step will take the learner back to the start to start afresh.
- Live Scoring
- Instant Feedback
- Unlimited Practice Sessions
- LMS Integration