Seventy-two year old Sharon Johnson is visiting for a flu shot which is an intramuscular injection. Administering an IM injection requires skill and caution as a slight error can lead to serious complications. Additionally, healthcare practitioners are required to educate the patient about the side effects of the shot and care instructions.
This multiplayer VR simulation for administering intramuscular injections is 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.
- Demonstrate sterile technique while attaching needle to syringe
- Demonstrate standard technique of finding injection site
- Demonstrate clinically approved technique of injecting vaccine
- Educate patient on proper aftercare instructions
- Hopkins, U., & Arias, C. Y. (2013). Large-volume IM injections: A review of best practices. Oncology Nurse Advisor, 2013, 32–37. Accessed via the Web at http://media.oncologynurseadvisor.com/ documents/44/ ona_feature0213_injections_10767.pdf
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). General recommendations on immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. MMWR Recommendations and Reports, 60(RR-02), 1–60. Accessed via the Web at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/ rr6002.pdf (Level II)
Customize Your Program
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MedVR Education is bringing to you in-VR customization that will enable you to customize your procedural simulations by making selections from a range of feature choices.
- Select patient from a diverse background
- Choose preferred virtual environment
- Select equipment used in the procedure
- Modify difficulty level of the assessment mode
- …..many more to come
- Physics-based Interaction
Core Skills Training
Administering Intramuscular Injection
As part of the procedure to administer an intramuscular injection, users are required to confirm the identity of the patient, enquire about any possible allergies and educate the patient on the side effects of the shot. The user will also provide information on steps to take in case the patient suffers any serious complications after the shot. The user is then required to prepare the injection, perform hygiene regime and administer the injection using clinically approved methods. Having administered the injection, the user will make sure the site is not bleeding and apply an adhesive bandage. The user will then discard used material, perform hand hygiene and document the procedure.
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