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About The Course:

Surgical hand antisepsis is a routine process carried out before undertaking any invasive procedure. The purpose of the hand antisepsis procedure is to destroy, as well as, prevent the growth of micro-organisms in order to ensure a safe and hygienic surgical procedure.

This VR simulation is designed to provide learners practice in performing surgical hand antisepsis and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Learning Objective:
  • Wearing PPE before surgical scrubbing 
  • Cleaning nails and fingers following defined steps 
  • Scrubbing hands and arms systematically 
  • Rinsing and dripping without allowing contamination
Reference:

This module has been developed in accordance with Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) guidelines.

Core Skills Training

Donning Surgical Attire

Before donning the surgical attire all possible items of contamination need to be removed and hand hygiene performed. In this lesson, learners are guided through steps involving removal of possible items of contamination like watches, jewelry, apparels worn to the hospital etc. Hand hygiene is performed followed by donning head cover and scrub suit. All necessary affordances are made available to the learners to help practice and perform the tasks effectively and with efficiency.

Performing Hand Antisepsis

A systematic and procedural method is followed for effective hand antisepsis. This involves thorough cleaning of nails, scrubbing all areas of the hands and arms following defined steps, and rinsing in the correct manner. After scrubbing, water needs to be allowed to drip off the elbows. The lesson is equipped with all necessary affordances required for the procedure with detailed instructions to perform every step efficiently.

Training

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

Assessment

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
  • Unlimited Practice Sessions
  • LMS Integration