Category Archives: Learning

Supporting Nursing Education at the University of New England

  Virtual Reality (VR) simulation allows nursing students at the University of New England to practice caring for acutely ill virtual patients within an immersive, realistic setting.  Training healthcare professionals using VR serves to support clinical skill development, thereby advancing safe, high quality patient care.     The University of New England (UNE) is working with […]

The Importance of Simulation

This week is Healthcare Simulation week and as part of the celebrations we take a look at five reasons to salute the wonderful practice of simulation…       1. Simulation improves patient care  By far the most compelling benefit of simulation in healthcare is the positive impact that it can have on patients. After […]

Oxford University partners with Oxford Medical Simulation to transform medical education.

The world’s leading medical school is embracing state of the art virtual reality software to push student’s learning to new heights. Oxford University has partnered with Oxford Medical Simulation to train medical students using virtual reality. Students can now practice medical emergencies using true to life virtual scenarios without risking patients’ lives.  The technology, developed […]

Is Embracing Human Error the Future of Healthcare?

It’s a good job Frank Sinatra wasn’t a clinician… Crooning “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again… I can never mention them because there’s an inherent denial of error in healthcare,” doesn’t exactly have the same ring to it, does it? Ol’ Blue Eyes aside, I’ve been thinking a lot about mistakes recently. I’ve […]