Lisa is 38 years old and she is visiting for a for a tuberculosis skin test. The process involves performing an intradermal injection procedure to inject tuberculin in the lower part of the arm. Additionally, it is required of the healthcare professional to inform and educate the patient about the injection and post-procedure care.
This VR simulation for administering an intradermal injection is designed to help healthcare practitioners practice the procedure in a safe and controlled virtual set up with a virtual patient. With both training and assessment modes, learners can perform the procedure and assess themselves on their performance.
- Identify the tuberculin antigen lot number
- Validate the tuberculin antigen vial is before the expiration date
- Demonstrate proper technique of choosing the appropriate intradermal injection site
- Follow clinically approved procedure of cleaning the intradermal injection site
- Demonstrate standard technique of administering an intradermal injection
- Demonstrate correct method of applying adhesive strips
- Educate the patient on side effects and proper aftercare instructions
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- Westbrook, J., et al. (2010). Association of interruptions with an increased risk and severity of medication administration errors. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(8), 683–690. (Level IV)
- The Joint Commission. (2019). Standard RC.01.03.01. Comprehensive accreditation manual for hospitals. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission. (Level VII)
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- Select patient from a diverse background
- Choose preferred virtual environment
- Select equipment used in the procedure
- Modify difficulty level of the assessment mode
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- Physics-based Interaction
Core Skills Training
Administering Intradermal Injection
As a part of this Intradermal Injection procedure, the user is required to confirm the identity of the patient and enquire about any possible allergies. The user will also inform the patient about the procedure and what to expect from the injection. Having informed the patient, the user will prepare the injection and administer it to the patient. Further, the user is required to educate the patient on the post-procedure care and the need to return within a stipulated time to have the tuberculosis skin test read. The procedure is designed to help learners practice interacting with the patient and performing the procedure smoothly.
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
- Detailed instructions
- Adequate affordances to assist in task completion
Test acquired 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
- Adequate affordances for efficient performance
- Time tracking to monitor activity completion