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About The Course:

Jim Smith, a 64 yr old male, was admitted 3 days ago. He finds it difficult to breathe and has an increasing productive cough. Jim has been diagnosed with a community acquired pneumonia and started on Moxifloxacin 400mg IV daily. He is showing resistance to antibiotics with his condition progressing to sepsis and respiratory failure. 

This multiplayer VR session is designed to help learners identify and treat an unstable emergency patient with severe pneumonia. 

Learning Objective:
  • Review an approach to the unstable ward patient  
  • Prioritize the initial investigations and therapies, including ventilatory support  
  • Review the initial management of the patient with pneumonia 
Reference:
  1. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: http://www.survivingsepsis.org/ Guidelines/Pages/default.aspx
  2. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Chpts 2, 6, 66, 130
  • AI Patient Assessment
  • Natural Language Processing

Core Skills Training

Pneumonia

In this scenario, the user is required to check appropriate lab work for the patient who is already on nasal cannula. The user will conduct an assessment, recognize respiratory failure, and put the patient on nebulizer. A chest x-ray helps identify pneumonia. Recognizing the instability of the patient, the user will be required to call a senior resident or staff. Necessary affordance are made available to the learners in this multiplayer VR session helping them practice the tasks will ease and efficiency.

Debriefing

End-of-task debriefing to assess one’s performance, evaluate actions, and get the most out of the session. The debriefing includes crucial points related to the scenario.

  • Thorough patient assessment
  • Completion of necessary steps
  • Correct medication administration to patient
  • Sequential completion of task
  • Execution of time-sensitive tasks