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About The Course:

The patient is suspected of suffering from meningitis. In order to establish a definitive diagnosis a lumbar puncture procedure will be performed. The procedure involves drawing cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal canal of the lower back region.  

This VR simulation for Lumbar Puncture is designed to help healthcare practitioners practice the procedure in a safe and controlled virtual environment with a virtual patient. With both training and assessment modes, learners can perform the procedure and assess themselves on their performance. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate the procedural steps to perform a successful lumbar puncture  
  • Display the importance of landmarking and patient positioning  
  • Highlight the importance of sterile technique during lumbar puncture
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Customize Your Program
Get rid of the editor. Adopt in-VR customization.

MedVR Education is bringing to you in-VR customization that will enable you to put together your own simulations by making selections from a wide 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
  • Multi-player
  • Physics-based Interaction

Core Skills Training

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Performing Lumbar Puncture

As a part of this Lumbar Puncture procedure, the user will begin by positioning the patient in preparation for the puncture. The learner will then clean the patient’s back and appropriately place the drapes. The learner will don sterile gloves and go on to insert a spinal needle with introducer to draw fluid for diagnosis. Five drops of the fluid will be collected in a vial. After extracting the needle, the learner will place a band-aid over the insertion site.
All necessary affordances are provided to complete the procedure with efficiency.


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  
VR training nursing skills


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  
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