Transforming IPC competency with next-generation
virtual reality simulation
Hospital Associated Infections:
An unsolved challenge
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major cause of death, extended patients stays, readmissions and overall financial burden worldwide.
Effective Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) requires a new approach to healthcare teams’ training.
Driving high reliability IPC practices with
Nurses and other healthcare professionals use VR simulation to safely practice
8 scenarios with growing complexity around IPC practices.
Each scenario involves two medical procedures
Both training and assessment modes
Scenarios for both adult patients and pediatrics
Realistic interruptions resulting in cognitive burden
Scoring and a personalized feedback around levels of cross contamination and
are added regularly
Deep analytics and integration with 3rd
Medical procedures covered
Foley Catheter Insertion
Toileting in bed
Designed to fit nurses’ hectic routine
A convenient VR training cart that can move from unit to unit, enabling time efficiencies and short sessions.
‘Little and often’ approach
Quarterly training cycles with 15-30 minutes sessions, maximizing knowledge retention and behavioral change.
Implementing knowledge retention best practices and adult learning principles: Assessing, training, applying, and reassessing skills.
This, together with highly relevant “hands-on” scenarios that are applicable to nurses’ real-world environments creates an efficient,
scalable and highly effective training program.
Reshaping IPC behavior for significant impact
Reduced HAIs related fines, penalties and readmissions
Reduced cost of nurse turnover
implications and deaths
Improved hospital star rating and performance measures
Virtual Reality is coming to the mainstream
More scalable and cost effective
Fun and engaging for nurses of
Increased confidence in practicing skills
Here’s what healthcare professionals are saying
CNE, a major US system
“We need to try a new approach to IPC - our results just have not improved - it’s like the saying: trying the same thing over and over and hoping for a different result is a sign of madness”